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The Goblins of Labyrinth by Brian Froud

The Goblins of Labyrinth

by Brian Froud

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Obviously not too intensive of a read, but it is very silly and very fun and my GOD are the illustrations beautiful! Brian Froud has always had a wonderful knack for illustrating the best goblins, fairies, and other magical creations and this book is no exception. Nearly all of the goblins shown in this book you can find in the movie. Terry Jones does a great job of writing about each of the goblins and shedding some light on their histories and quirks. For example, Agnes (a scavenging goblin - you know the one in the dump) "is capable of collecting and carrying seventy times her own weight in discarded economic theories and abandoned political objectives. The empty promises, hollow opinions and worthless political statements are all snapped up by this voracious creature." A wonderful witty treat for fans of Jim Henson, Brian Froud, and of course, Labyrinth! ( )
  ecataldi | May 23, 2016 |
What can I say?! Brain Froud is amazing. Words cannot describe this man’s creativity. Jim Henson + Brain Found= two of the most talented artists our culture has ever seen. ( )
  SparklePonies | Apr 30, 2013 |
Froud continues to take us on his creative journey with his follow-up book to Good Fairies/Bad Fairies. This book is an over-sized art book detailing sketches and descriptions of some of Europe's most fascinating and mischievous mythological creature...the Goblin. The title of the book is almost an allusion to the nature of the Goblin...Labyrinth. The word conjures images of riddles, difficulty, questing, and simple complexity. The art will inspire the imagination and keep Froud as a master of fantasy art. ( )
  lokidragon | Jul 27, 2012 |
First ever movie I saw that was fantastic and I was hooked. I bought that book when I saw it. I love it's sketches and the stories of the goblins that live in its pages. ( )
  DriderQueen | Jul 5, 2009 |
Huge and gorgeous book that compiles sketches and descriptions of the goblins of the Labyrinth along with many magnificent two page paintings, this is a treat to look at! The new afterward by Brian Froud gives a quick, but interesting insight on how the movie came about. Charming! ( )
  polarmouse | Jan 3, 2009 |
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In 1986, the movie "Labyrinth" introduced the world to a set of unforgettable goblins from the minds of Brian Froud and Jim Henson. Re-issued for the 20th anniversary, this book chronicles each of the creatures in detail, with all the artistry and originality for which Froud and Henson are known. Fans of the movie - now a cult classic - will flock to the book, in addition to the legion of fans of Froud's other fairy books. Like Froud's "The World of the Dark Crystal", also published by Abrams, this book will be a must-have for collectors and fans everywhere.

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