Guillermo has made a few posts recently on their message boards and I thought I would share them with you:
On writing The Hobbit with Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens:
They are so absolutely indispensable... We have a precious collaboration and they are amazingly talented and fluent and brilliant in their writing. Now, you would be surprised- some of the funniest and most tender moments come from PJ or me also- and the ladies can be quite ruthless with the character's fates!! our collaboration is not quite gender / trait specific. What is very beautiful is that we make it a point to be together in the writing process as much as humanly possible.
It also appears GDT is immensely enjoying himself:
there are times in our lives when a gift is offered to us. This experience has been that. PJ, Fran and PB are blessings in my life. The partnership is superb but meeting people with such great hearts to go along with imagination and courage is a rare thing in this world.
Guillermo was also enamored with some fan art, created by the user grammaboodawg.
WHERE can I get my hands ona copy of that art??? ITS GORGEOUS and FUNNY!! I am strangely flattered by the portrayal!!
They are in my image folder now!! (along with images of Goblins, Smaug, Spiders etc- you must know) I am happy-
The inspiration came from a Tom Scott cartoon he did for a NZ paper in December 2003
Finally, Guillermo elaborated a bit on his cameo appearance as a creature in THE HOBBIT
I had a hand on the design of the creature and I will personally sculpt the appliances that will be applied on my face and hands. I used to sculpt the creatures for NECROPIA (my FX company) and I miss it a bit. I will have a line or two and die quickly.