John Howe (II)

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John Howe was born on August 21, 1957 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is known for his work on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and Mortal Engines (2018). He is married to Fataneh. They have one child. See full bio »

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Mortal Engines Art Department
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  The Lord of the Rings (TV Series) (illustration and concept art - 2 episodes) (filming)
- Episode #1.1 ... (illustration and concept art)
- Episode #1.2 ... (illustration and concept art)
 2018 Mortal Engines (conceptual designer)
 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (conceptual designer)
 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (conceptual designer)
 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (conceptual designer)
 2005 King Kong (carpenter: New York streets set)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (conceptual designer)
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (carpenter) / (conceptual designer)
 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (carpenter) / (conceptual designer)
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(calendar) The 2001 Tolkien Calendar (artist) See more »

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More often than not, however, the person who flatly states "Elves aren't like that!" is hard pressed to describe how they really if Tolkien has summoned archetypes from so deep in our minds that we can only recall them incompletely. See more »


Lives in Neuchatel, Switzerland with his wife, Fataneh, who is also an illustrator, and his fifteen year old son, Dana. He was previously in New Zealand for most of 1998 and 1999 working on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. See more »

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