George R.R. Martin

According to George R.R. Martin, this is what the REAL Iron Throne looks like

According to George R.R. Martin, this is what the REAL Iron Throne looks like

It's always interesting to see how the author of a work visualizes aspects of the book, and then see how it differs from how those aspects of the book were actually put on screen. This is what George R.R. Martin sees in his mind when he pictures the Iron Throne, and it differs substantially from what we see in the HBO show.

Click through to read Martin's thoughts on the throne's design, and take a look at the full image. I had thought that the picture was kept small so people would still buy prints and the art book and calendars and the like, but no. According to his posts in the comments he just can't figure out how to make the image any larger.

Here's the whole thing, if you want to check out the details.

So yeah, this is kind of an indulgent Cut just because I'm a big Game of Thrones fan, but man, just look at that thing. Thoughts?