Finnish author-illustrator Tove Jansson is primarily known for creating the beloved Moomin children's series, but she also illustrated the 1962 Swedish edition of The Hobbit. Take a gander at Jansson's whimsical renditions of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic.

These are just a few of the larger scenes Jansson illustrated for The Hobbit. For more of Jansson's gorgeous, understated work, check out the rest of her Middle Earth doodles at the below link.

[Tove Jansson's Illustrations via Tor]


Bilbo and Gollum.

Book Title (original.)


Book Title (later reworking).

The Dwarves making music.


The petrified trolls.

The bridge to Rivendell.


The Battle of Five Armies.