First off: Kids are amazing. Second: The Hobbit kicks butt. As both an avid reader and writer, The Hobbit is one of my inspirational novels of all time. Thirdly: I do understand you cynicism, but with all due respect, you sound a bit... harsh. It is a wonderful book and an incredible read (as my brother, who read it just this past summer, absolutely loved it, and was ten at the time, will no doubt admit) and it was indeed intended for children, particularly that of J.R.R. Tolkein's. But as far as epic novels go, The Hobbit is somewhere along the lines of Beowulf and the Odyssey. So, yes. I am serious.
Yeaaah. That' a good point. Though, perhaps it's not that thin. Maybe in two sittings of the movie. In all honesty I don't know. Maybe I should try that! Anyways, the comment was written quite a few months ago and my opinion has changed drastically. Tolkein will always be my favorite writer of all time, besides HG Wells, but RA Salvatore has stolen the spotlight as of... yesterday. Particularly the Legend of Drizzt. I'm only on the second book, but it has been devouring my free time.
So, yeah. Conclusion: I shall always love and adore Tolkein and the hobbit shall forever be one of my favorite books of all time, but Drizzt is an incredible series. (and probably gets sadder and sadder each book ;_
Beautiful. I love your simple and quite neat choice of colours and the way the figures are balanced around the esagon. It leaves the impression to be able to follow the whole "The Hobbit"'s story just by following the drawing - and, wow, I love your Bilbo's house.