Friday, 16 September 2016

Luis Bermejo's Lord Of The Rings: In The Mines Of Moria



Welcome back to part 2 of Luis Bermejo's magnificent ( and long overdue for a glossy English language reprint ) adaptation of El Senor De Los Anillos, which is even more gorgeous than part 1.
Luis, it turns out, was Warren's third most prolific Spanish artist ( after Jose Ortiz and Esteban Maroto ) and give me half a chance and I'll always post more of his wonderful work on Bill DuBay's The Rook.
As there are no credits, don't know if Luis did the colouring as well, but it too is great, looking like the greatest children's fairy tale you've ever seen.
Meanwhile, Frodo has woken up just in time for Elrond to bring together The Fellowship Of The Ring...
















































2 comments:

  1. Actually Warren was supposed to have published it in English, as they carried ads announcing it. I never saw it though, and Warren would announce many things they never got to publish.

    The coloring was an in-house job, and like many European jobs back in the day, they were colored by hand, usually with color inks or gouache. I have never seen the Spanish version either, and like many jobs done by Spanish artists back then, it was done for foreign markets first, though eventually published in Spain too, at very low runs.

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  2. Of course you're right! I'd forgotten but yes, I do remember seeing that ad now.

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