|Against the Shadow
79.7 x 60 cm, 2001
The Confrontation, 2-player board game, Kosmos Verlag 2002
There were lengthy discussions leading up to the choice of the board game title. Against the Shadow was my favorite, but it was hard to translate and I got overruled.
Nobody can stop me sticking the name on the original, though....
The main difficulty is depicting frodo in the face of Elijah Wood's magnificent portrayal of him. Every time I try to draw Frodo, it's Elijah that appears. Christopher Lee has done the same to me for Saruman. After years of people reproaching me my defining of elements and characters in Middle-Earth, thus ruining their private pantheon of images, it's in their shoes that I now trudge along.