An Unexpected Party
By Tim and Greg Hildebrandt
“For three straight weeks, eighteen hours a day, they labored over this painting. When the painting was nearly complete, they realized that they had forgotten to add the smoke from the pipes. They began to yell, and to blame each other for forgetting the smoke. For the next two days they focused all their energy on completing the painting.” —Greg Hildebrandt Jr. In “The Tolkien Years”
1977 J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar published by Ballantine Books.