Hobbits = Rabbits?
Hobbits = Rabbits?

Doing a sketch Wednesday instead of a sketch Friday again this week. For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter, Monday was a write-off because my computuer died on me, and today I woke up feeling like someone had filled my throat with lava.Β  There’s a few sad, lonely strips on my harddrive that will have to wait until tomorrow, when I can actually sit upright without feeling dizzy, to finally get colored.

Today’s sketch comes to us from last week’s comments section! (Oh, yes, Ted, I dare. πŸ™‚Β  ) It was mentioned that ‘rabid hobbit’ was misheard as ‘rabbit hobbit’, and that conjured up this mental image for me. The more I thought about it, the more I knew I had to draw it. I always loved the show ‘The Wind in the Willows”, and I’m a huge Tolkien geek, so it was a natural fit. Enjoy!

I’m going to go fall down now and hope that my voice will be back tomorrow.

News: Posted June 8th, 2011 by Alina

^ 35 Comments to “Hobbits = Rabbits?”

  1. Graham Says:

    Ha! Awesome. My dad once told me that he thought hobbits were rabbit-like creatures, which I just couldn’t understand.

    But apparently, due in large part to “rabbit” being used a few times as a disparaging term against the hobbits, this view was widespread enough that JRR Tolkien had to address it a couple times in his various letters.

    The things I learn being married to a Tolkien geek. πŸ˜›
    (A far greater one than myself, for sure.)

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 12:40 am
  2. Alex Says:

    The one on the left is kind of creepy but the one on the right is adorable.

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 12:54 am
  3. Adam Says:

    Is there a possibility of more animal themed LOTR sketches? It kind of reminds me of that Disney movie Robin Hood, where all of the Robin Hood characters were different animals.

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 1:04 am
  4. katem Says:

    Casting Gandalf as a badger is simply brilliant. It fits so well somehow. I really like this, and second Adam’s request for more of the same. πŸ™‚

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 2:06 am
  5. KenderBryant Says:

    Hah! That would be great if Disney did a LoTR series like that! BTW, the current chapter is excellent. Can’t wait to see what happens next! I mean, a Hunter/Weregeek? That’s a new kind of scary.

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 2:23 am
  6. vash_ts Says:

    that image needs 13 moles with beards and beer….

    and 13 cloaks….

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 2:37 am
  7. vash_ts Says:

    and i think that disney would ruin it… first, they would make sure that every parent died, then every vharacter would have a cousin…
    and lastly, the battle would have a new kind of specie, one that dont bleed when cut in half… ¬¬

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 2:40 am
  8. Francisco Says:

    I hope you feel better soon (and I hope your computer situation is sorted out).

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 2:40 am
  9. Ceallo Says:

    Get better soon!

    Also, I’d like to point at that the figure on the left looks like Splinter

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 3:16 am
  10. Sochsun Says:

    Anyone else getting a massive Redwall vibe from this? I was looking at that and going, “Well there’s a picture from one of my childhood books.”

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 4:51 am
  11. Theta Says:

    I’d always thought a hobbit was what happened when a hobo had sex with a rabbit in the swamp.

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 4:56 am
  12. Ryuzaki Says:

    Whoa… It’s like Lord of the Rings fused with the Redwall series. That’s pretty awesome right there.

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 6:11 am
  13. fish Says:

    Mithrandir as a badger, totally makes sense. From now on I’ll always think of him as one. Wonderful drawing

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 6:21 am
  14. Skoozi Says:

    Get better soon!

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 6:25 am
  15. Damien Sim Says:

    Love the sketch πŸ˜€

    Hope you feel better soon

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 7:07 am
  16. Jackrum Says:

    Kinda reminds me of that bit in Bender’s Game-
    “Is that a hobbit over there?”
    “No, that’s a hobo and a rabbit, but they’re making a hobbit.”

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 7:08 am
  17. Ciji Says:

    I love this sketch! The details are wonderful, including the smoke dragon. Any chance this might show up in the store?

    Current story is great too — can’t imagine where it’s going which is good.

    Get well soon — rest is good !

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 7:21 am
  18. mordicai Says:

    I actually PLAYED a rabbit hobbit in a campaign once! The DM had decided that the halflings in his campaign were basically the rabbits from Watership Down, only you know, bigger & humanoid.

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 7:44 am
  19. Plasma Man Says:

    I can imagine Bilbo running down the road, going “Oh my paws and whiskers! I’m late!”

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 8:17 am
  20. akeyes Says:

    hope you feel better:)

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 8:24 am
  21. Alondro Says:

    Yay, furry versions! πŸ˜€

    This reminds me, did I mention that the author of “The Last Unicorn”, Peter S. Beagle, is going to be at Anthrocon this year?

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 8:26 am
  22. Karine Says:

    Gandalf as a badger, too — that’s perfect. I love this image.

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 9:21 am
  23. Brent Says:

    Yay! I think hobbit into rabbit is the perfect natural progression. I add my vote to those that wish to see more of this. πŸ™‚

    I hope you feel better soon, Alina! We still have some Catan to play…

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 12:31 pm
  24. that one Says:

    This is absolutely fantastic, but there is one thing that’s bothering me… why is Bilbo wearing shoe-things?

    Btw, sending telepathic health vibes rite now.

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 12:39 pm
  25. gnrrrg Says:

    Where headed down tongue twister lane here people. Soon we’ll have a rabid rabbit hobbit rapidly hippity hopping around its ribald habitat or something like that.

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 12:51 pm
  26. Xana Says:

    This reminded me more of Redwall than anything. Just some more mice are needed.

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 1:11 pm
  27. filkin Says:

    Memories of Redwall surfacing…next we’ll have monitor lizard Urukhai, and wolverine Ringwraiths. Mayhaps?

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 2:24 pm
  28. Ryu-Chan Says:

    Ahahahaha I love it! I wonder what the rest of the cast would be? Hm… I bet the elves would be either cats or foxes….

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 3:30 pm
  29. Tebunga Says:

    elfs= foxes

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 5:23 pm
  30. Tebunga Says:

    Gentlemen I believe that we have a fan made movie on our hands, now the only questiong is; who is going to do the animation?

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 5:25 pm
  31. MercTheMad Says:

    We don’ need no stinkin’ badgers!

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 8:55 pm
  32. Brendan Says:

    Bilbo should be a mole so this could be a scene out of Wind in the Willows.

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 9:14 pm
  33. Midsie Says:

    I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who enjoyed the Redwall series enough to immediately see a resemblance. πŸ™‚

    Posted June 8th, 2011 at 10:27 pm
  34. Tebunga Says:

    @midsie; aye my sentiments down to the last letter
    as for you MercTheMad i heartily disagree

    Posted June 10th, 2011 at 10:03 pm
  35. dr pepper Says:

    > I always loved the show β€˜The Wind in the Willows”

    I hope you’ve read the original story.

    Posted June 11th, 2011 at 11:52 pm