Quint writes: I had a chat last week with Alan Lee over a couple of burgers in Downtown Austin. He was in town to promote THE LORD OF THE RINGS SKETCHBOOK, a collection of his pencil sketches that he did over the 6 years he worked with Peter Jackson and the design crew on the trilogy. It also has an interest for art fiends because Lee demonstrates how he uses pencil work to map out his big, famous water color paintings, using specific examples from his Tolkien book work. [More]