Jim Henson's Labyrinth Hardcover – Apr 29 2014
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About the Author
<B>Ted Naifeh</B> is responsible for many dark, delicious worlds. These include<I>Courtney Crumrin</I> and the all-ages<I>Polly and the Pirates</I>. He recently finished illustrating a graphic novel trilogy by the best-selling author Holly Black.<B>Adrianne Ambrose</B> has written about cheerleaders, barbarians, gangsters, and dangerous high school girls. She was nominated for a 2008 Writers Guild of America award for video game writing. Her humorous tween diary,<I>What I Learned From Being a Cheerleader</I>, is available through Belle Bridge Books.<B>Cory Godbey</B> seeks to tell stories with his work. He also likes to draw monsters. His short graphic novel stories can be found in the Eisner Award-nominated<I>Flight</I> anthologies. Godbey has also created animations for Prudential, Microsoft, and a documentary film, "The Last Flight of Petr Ginz."<BR>
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The Story: At times the story seemed very Alice in Wonderland which I know was one inspiration for the film, but it really shows through when describing Sarah's thought process. Compared to the film Sarah seems more childish and even more self-centred which is slightly annoying. On the other hand I suppose it's more realistic how frighted and panicked she becomes when faced with the strange creatures and settings of the Labyrinth. I do like how the book shows us what was behind the left door with the knockers (and I found it to be a very disturbing place). This gives us a more valid reason for her determination to get the ring back in the right door knocker's mouth to go through that door instead. All in all the book follows the film very closely.
The Packaging: The cover has a classic look with a Brian Froud sketch on the front and back. Inside the cover is a maroon background with a black maze pattern. There is a small maze in a square beside the book title and chapter title at the top of each page. Even though it's a small detail, the fact that the maze is different for each chapter gives it a caring touch.
The Extras: At the back of the book are first, 20 unpublished Illustrations by Brian Froud and then second,
50 never-before-seen pages from Jim Henson's personal journal, detailing initial conception of his ideas for Labyrinth. Both of which are proceeded with a Forward.
With Froud's illustrations you will find some recognizable characters including the Wiseman and Ludo. Some creatures are sketches and others are finished drawings with colour.Read more ›
The hardcover binding and inside cover are lovely. I was disappointed that none of the sketches by Brian Froud were of our goblin king, alas. This book includes 50 pages from Jim Henson's private journal about the concept of the Labyrinth movie which any diehard fan will love.
I would recommend Amazon to anyone that asks!