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The Goblins of Labyrinth

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In 1986, the movie Labyrinth introduced the world to a set of unforgettable goblins from the minds of Brian Freud and Jim Henson. This book chronicles each of the creatures in detail, with all the artistry and originality for which Froud and Henson are known.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Harry N. Abrams (first published 1986)
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Britt Dowell
It's about Labyrinth, so of course it's amazing.
Jun 30, 2011 Larissa rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
When a small, impossibly ancient, earthenware pot was first discovered in remote Olduvai Gorge its significance was such that it was promptly ignored and abandoned. Luckily it was later discovered and destroyed by Brian Froud. However before its destruction Mr Froud was able to discover a message hidden within this pot. And when that message was eventually deciphered he began a journey that would lead to the greatest goblin related discovery in history.

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I was obsessed with this movie (Labyrinth) in the 80s and had the opportunity to meet Brian Froud, creator of the Goblins, twice at Comic Con in San Diego. I absolutely love his artwork and if you are a fan of the movie, you must own this book!
Federiken Masters
Mínimo, una carcajada por goblin.
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Brian Froud is an inspirational artist.
Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
How could I not to know about this book sooner. Labyrinth being one of my all time favorite movies this book was really good. Has info on all the goblins, some you'll recognize and others maybe? Love seeing the concept art for video games and movies etc. If you LOVE Labyrinth the movie then this is the book for you.
Labyrinth was one of my favorite movies as a kid and this book is full of the wonderful character designs that made the movie so fun. From the beautiful concept art to the quirky, humorous text this is a great book for fans of the movie.
May 24, 2010 Julie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
Brian Froud, the creative genius behind Jim Henson’s The Labyrinth, presents his concept illustrations for the film in this beautiful book. Written as a long-lost “archeological find,” this book catalogues a variety of different goblins who allegedly lived 60 million years ago. It was a delight to see some of the original sketches that would eventually evolve into puppets from one of my favorite movies as a child. The best part was the afterward. There’s not too much content, but I love the idea ...more
K.D. Bissonette
Beautiful! I LOVE the goblins!!
Absolutely beautiful art, but don't think this has everything to do with what you saw in the movie. The majority of the goblins are original fellows that you don't get to see in the movies, and each has his own back story, written by the wonderful Terry Jones. Tons of sketches and creature designs, with some gorgeous paintings. A lot of care went into creating the little world of the Labyrinth and it's denizens. Just don't expect to be reading about Jareth and Sarah.
I found this book for sale at my local library book sale and bought it mostly for the donation. I didnt realize it was an original out of print copy of the book, that features lots of great artwork and interesting information about the creepy goblins in the movie Labyrinth. Apperantly I could sell this book for upwards of $50 to $90, which is sweet! Not the most eventful read or anything, but definately a cool companion to the film and just generally a fun look through.
An interesting collection of artwork for Jim Henson's film, Labyrinth. This version includes descriptions of the goblins as well as full page and two-page art pieces. It's a shame they chose standard middle page binding as it cuts off the larger works at awkward angles. A wider print and bound book would be more ideal so it didn't break the images. They're gorgeous as is, but it makes it highly disappointing to have the binding the way so often.
Dony Grayman
Ejemplar en buen estado pero con la sobrecubierta dañada.
DK Hoffman
Quite entertaining. Brian Froud has a great sense of humor. The illustrations are fabulous, as always.
A must for Labyrinth addicts like myself. Each page is filled with all the goblins from the show plus some that weren't, and their back story with quirky humor spread throughout. The drawings range from simple sketches to outright beautiful works with elaborate details.
Lila Brantley
I love the Labyrinth and all the creatures that inhabit that magical place. Brian Froud is a fantastic artist and the background the book provides on the characters is great. You should totally read this!
A must have item for any fan of the Labyrinth. I love Brian Froud's work and I love Jim Henson's work. So their collaberation was amazing. I'm a fan of the Labyrinth.
The Labyrinth is a classic--so anyone who enjoys the designs of the creatures in it would do well in getting this book. Froud is a master at goblins and faeries.
What kinda magic spell to use slimy snails or puppy dog tails.
Whatever Brian uses to inspire his goblins ..... I hope he never losses it.
A very informing book all about Goblins and other creatures that could be found in the Labyrinth. Perfect for a Goblin 101 class.
Labyrinth art by Brain Froud with stories by Terry Jones, what more could you possibly want? Perfect for any fan of the movie.
Love the character design that went in to this movie!
Beautiful paintings and sketches.
I would really like to have a copy of this.
This one is harder to find anywhere...
Gorgeous art! The writing is cute, too.
Jan 16, 2009 Meltha marked it as to-read
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Brian Froud is an award-winning illustrator, author, and faery authority. His books include the international best-sellers Faeries, Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book, Lady Cottington's Fairy Album, and The Faeries' Oracle. He also served as the conceptual designer on Jim Henson's films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Froud lives in Devon, England.

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