An Interview with Jef Murray by Tolkien Brazil

by Jef Murray | September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Artwork © by Jef Murray[1]

Artwork © by Jef Murray

Nearly a year ago, I was contacted by Eduardo Stark of Tolkien Brazil, a large and active group of Tolkien and fantasy fans in South America. Eduardo has followed my work as a fantasy artist, and wanted to interview me for their website. The resulting text was, I fear, a bit daunting to translate into Portuguese, or, as is more likely, the Tolkien Brazil folk are just as busy as I often find myself to be. Nevertheless, they took my rather long-winded responses to their questions and one of their members, Sergio Ramos, finally completed the translation this month. Tolkien Brazil posted the entire interview on their website just this last week, along with several of my painting images of Middle-earth.

Only a few days after the Portuguese version appeared, Tolkien Italia, with the blessings of Tolkien Brazil, took the Portuguese translation and ported that over to Italian, thus making the discussion available to friends and fantasy fans in Italy as well. The link below will take you to the original English version of the interview, but I’ve included the illustrations chosen by Eduardo Stark for publication. I hope you enjoy it![2]

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