The million- selling Lord of the Rings calendars created during the '70s by renowned fantasy artists Greg and Tim Hildebrandt are now considered artistic masterpieces. This coffee table art book, "The Tolkien Years of the Brothers Hildebrandt", collects all that fantastic art, while telling the untold story behind the creation of those cherished illustrations. A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the work of two renowned fantasy artists, written through the eyes of their closest family member, providing Tolkien-lovers with a fantastic treasury of Lord of the Rings art ...the movies of which have now grossed billions worldwide! Written by Greg Hildebrandt, Jr., Greg Hildebrandt's son, this book tells the story through the eyes of young Gregory when, at ages five, six, and seven he posed for the various "little people" characters known as the Hobbits. Gregory reminisces about his key role in the development of these calendar paintings and the unique creative ingenuity of his father and uncle. This updated and expanded edition includes all new pages with commentary and exclusive material.