Seer: A Wizard’s Journal by Jef Murray and his 2013 Middle-earth Calendar (26.08.12 by Pieter Collier) - Comments

Jef Murray, best known as Tolkien artists, has released his first collection of short stories, poems, and essays. His book is called Seer: A Wizard’s Journal.

This thoughtful and lavishly-illustrated book comes in soft cover format, and will undoubtedly make a unique and cherished addition to the library of any aficionado of fantasy literature.

Seer: A Wizard’s Journal by Jef Murray takes us on a mystical journey through the seasons. Wending our way through time and space, we meet monks, elves, angels, apparitions, and, of course, wizards.

We venture into the hidden world that is all around us, the world that children so easily see. This treasure trove of tales, poems, and original art offers us hope and wonder.

It stirs within us a renewed yearning for other times, other places, and other destinies. Magic rings, secret journals, and the enchantment of nature remind us of the sanctity of our world – and invite us to rediscover our childhood dreams.

Join us on this journey. Learn to see again.

Another interesting interview, about the illustrations for Black & White Ogre, can be found here.

Seer: A Wizard’s Journal by Jef Murray

About the artist and now author Jef Murray

Jef Murray (Jeffrey Patrick Murray, born 1960) is a fantasy artist and illustrator best known for his illustrations of works by J.R.R. Tolkien. His paintings and illustrations appear regularly in Tolkien publications (Amon Hen, Mallorn, and Parma Nole) and in Catholic publications (St. Austin Review and the Georgia Bulletin) worldwide.

He is Artist-in-Residence for the St. Austin Review, and was artist guest of honor at the 2006 Gathering of the Fellowship in Toronto along with Ted Nasmith. He was nominated for an Imperishable Flame award in 2006, and his most recent book illustrations were for Black & White Ogre Country: The Lost Tales of Hilary Tolkien by Hilary A.R. Tolkien.

Title: Seer: A Wizard's Journal

Oloris Publishing in partnership with Grail Quest Books
Author: Jef Murray
Editor: Lara Sooko

Publication Date:
31 May 2012

paperback, 172 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0983548829
And because we are approaching the new years, slowly slowly but we are getting there... Jef Murray announces the release of a Middle-earth Calendar for the year 2013.

It will be available from September 1, but I'm certain you can pre-order it through his website at

I love the nice scene and it is nice to see artist release calendars with a The Hobbit theme. We will be overwhelmed with Hobbit movie images and so it is nice to have some other interpretations around!

Jef Murray 2013 Middle-earth Calendar

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