Gandalf Visits Bilbo
By Tim and Greg Hildebrandt
“Late in 1969, Tim and I started to read J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit to each other out loud at bedtime. We finished The Hobbit and continued the bedtime reading with The Lord of the Rings. Halfway through The Fellowship of the Ring, Tim exclaimed, “I am going to illustrate this book!”” —Rita Hildebrandt
1976 J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar published by Ballantine Books.