John Howe (born August 21, 1957) is a Canadian book illustrator and conceptual designer.
In his youth, he was influenced by the works Frank Frazetta and Brothers Hildebrandt, which helped him discover his own style of artwork. As a teen, he like to read what Tolkien wrote and started to create works based on Tolkien's Legendarium. Howe achieved much of his fame for his Fantasy Art by working as a chief conceptual designer along with Alan Lee for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings. He has expertise in ancient and medieval armour and armaments, which influenced the way he portrays the medieval world in fantasy. Howe is also serving as a conceptual designer for Amazon's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
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- A Clash of Kings: He was illustrator for a limited edition of the book.
- Tolkien's Legendarium:
- The Lord of the Rings: Howe worked on the Concept Art, designing the films' world in collaboration with Alan Lee.
- The Hobbit
- The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Served as consultant.