Posted on January 23, 2002
A lot of people have been writing asking if I can make wallpapers based on the Lord of the Rings. Unfortunately, the answer is no. From what I understand, only a handful of artists are specially licensed to depict Middle-Earth. They are each approved by Tolkein’s family, and I am not one of them. So copyright prevents me from doing any LOTR (or Star Wars, or Cowboy Bebop, etc) wallpapers.
Even if I could though, I don’t think I would. I prefer that my work tell its own story, rather than borrow resonance from another source.