Moomin artist takes on Tolkien's The Hobbit

Tove Jansson's cover design for the Hobbit.
(Image credit: Tove Jansson/Future)

You may know Tove Jansson as the author and illustrator of the Moomin books. But recently her illustrations for JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit have resurfaced on the internet - and they are impossibly charming (as you'd expect). 

The children's book author was renowned for her unbelievably cute Moomin series which first brought her fame in the 1940s. As a result, she was asked to illustrate Tolkien's The Hobbit, as well as Lewis Caroll's Alice in Wonderland. If you'd like to have a go at making your own kid's book, have a look at our nifty guide on how to illustrate children's books.

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.