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Title:
Jim Henson's designs and doodles : a muppet sketchbook
Author:
Inches, Alison.
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Publication Information:
New York : H.N. Abrams, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780810932401
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Bert and Ernie were once just scribbles in a notebook, and the original Oscar the Grouch was purple, not green. Before there were Muppets, there were Jim Henson's designs and doodles. This collection of Henson's early drawings forms a trail back to his roots as a graphic artist.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

The Muppets Show and the many Muppets movies were popular hits, and individual muppets such as Big Bird and the Cookie Monster became superstars. But as far as appreciation of what catalogese calls themes and motives in an artist's work, the late Jim Henson--the only begetter of the whole shaggy crew of Muppets--has been short-changed, until now. This colorful compilation features loads of early sketches of now familiar characters: for instance, sketches of Rowlf in his original conception as spokespuppet for Purina Dog Chow, of a sort of proto^-Big Bird called Nutty Bird, and a couple views of the early, then purple Oscar the Grouch. Meanwhile, Inches' running commentary traces Henson's developing creativity. Also featuring a healthy dose of Henson's cartooning for his high-school newspaper and some mid-'50s silk screens, this is an excellent chronological survey of Henson's achievement. --Mike Tribby


Publisher's Weekly Review

For a look at one imaginative artist's process and talent, youngsters can open Jim Henson's Designs and Doodles: A Muppet Sketchbook by Alison Inches. Early scribbles, posters, storyboards, and set and puppet designs show all sorts of creatures (e.g., "The La Choy Dragon" and "Taminella Grinderfall"), as well as the first inception of characters that would later become famous including drawings of Kermit the Frog, Big Bird and a purple (!) Oscar the Grouch. ( May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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