The beginning chapter of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion is entitled “Ainulindalë, The Music of the Ainur.” It starts out with Eru, also know as Ilúvatar, creator and father of the Ainur. Who are the Ainur? They are “the Holy Ones, that were the offspring of his thought, and they were with him before aught else was made.” Cartoonist and illustrator Evan Palmer, has created a comic based off “Ainulindalë”, the chapter surrounding the very early stages of Tolkien’s world. You can read the comic on his Tumblr, or on his website.
It’s such a visually stunning comic that all fans should see. The colors are beautifully vibrant, the scenery is gorgeous… I don’t know about you but this artwork makes me want to whip out a copy of The Silmarillion and just start reading.
About Evan Palmer
Born in Lafayette, LA, Evan now lives in Minneapolis, MN and works by day as a digital media producer of interactive and animated web and TV content at PUNY. By night, he is a cartoonist and illustrator creating and publishing his own original comics about wizards, robots, and cooking. He has worked on titles such as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Scott Pilgrim, and Vertigo’s The Unwritten and Fables.
Evan is always accepting commissions and business inquiries. Contact him for pricing and availability. (via Evan’s official website)