Based on “The Old Walking Songs” of Bilbo Baggins, as written by J.R.R. Tolkien, THE ROAD GOES EVER ON is a stand-alone, panoramic presentation of The Shire where the reader experiences the change of time and seasons as they advance through the comic.
From a storytelling point of view, Dan and I were interested in deconstructing the elements of a comic book and creating an experiential piece that isn’t necessarily a linear story. As a result THE ROAD GOES EVER ON has no distinct pages, no panels and, like the calendar year itself, the ending brings the reader full circle, back to the beginning, creating a seamless visual loop. A not-so-subtle nod to the potential of the Infinite Canvas.
One crucial point of clarification that we want to be up front about: this comic is not-for-profit and not officially affiliated with The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings or the Tolkien estate. Hopefully you enjoy it and if you do please consider sharing it with friend!