Sorry about the copious watermarks. They aren't going anywhere. Don't ask. I am SO proud of this project so far, and would hate to see any part of this turn up somewhere else.
Please note that I don't have time to say "thank you" for every favourite, but I appreciate them all nonetheless! Thank you all for your support!!!
So totally missed my March Break goal of a page a day. Oh well. That's what I get for making plans. I got horribly hung up on one page... "The Cleaners". That page did it's level best to murder my muse. It's mostly finished however, and should be posted soon.
Just another location spread... gotta get the rest of the many Labyrinth locations put together.
Brownie points to anyone who knows the Poison Pennant reference! Hint... Lester... hmm... had some fun with that one
I've found several of them. I think a number were added in digitally for the DVD release of the film (like the one in the tunnel when Hoggle is leading Sarah away from the Cleaners and out into the Garden). They might need a page in the Goblin King Section...
Thanks! I got some great ideas from the novelization for the film. There was this awesome scene where Sarah grabbed a branch of a tree to climb it, but it broke off in her hands, and the tree crumbled and became bones. The whole forest around her started collapsing into bones... very eerie image! Tried to find a way to work that into this page, but just couldn't make it work. There is some fantastic information to be had in some of the less-read sources
That... is such an incredible image! I guess I need to get my hands on the novelization, because that kind of imagery is just amazing. I can think of a number of reasons they'd leave that off the screen, though. I have the 'Goblins of Labyrinth' book... got any other good resources for me?
I can understand why they didn't put it in the movie, but it's a fascinating scene in the novel. You can actually read the entire novel online (thankfully! The novel usually sells for $80-100 on eBay! It's a very rare find these days). Other good resources include the commentary track, an early draft of the script, which can also be found online (it's pre-Terry Jones, so some of the great humour isn't there, but it contains some ideas that were never fully developed in the final script, and some locations and events we never see in the film), there are also two Jim Henson books that I have, that I absolutely adore. One is called "No Strings Attached: Inside Story of Jim Henson's Creature Shop" and the other is "Jim Henson: The Works: The Art, the Magic, the Imagination". Although they only each contain about 10 pages dedicated to the Labyrinth there are some excellent behind the scenes photos and stories. That's actually where I discovered the Storyteller series, as I never saw them on television. There's also the "Return to Labyrinth" series, which I have mixed feelings about.
Yikes! I definitely don't have that to spend, so I'll need to track down the free E-version. I think I came across an early version of the script online... but I can imagine Terry Jones did wonders for it, because he's awesome. I'm definitely looking for that kind of inspiration though. I... actually already own both Jim Henson books you mentioned. I've been a Henson fan pretty much since I can remember. I was lucky enough to see the Storyteller stuff back when it was on TV, but it's been released on DVD now and is well worth buying. What I wish they'd release is 'the Jim Henson Hour' that the Storyteller stuff first appeared on, because there was some other good stuff there too. You can find some of it on youtube though. I've never read the 'return to Labyrinth' stuff, is that the anime-style comic they released a few years back? I had mixed feelings just looking at the cover of that... and never bought it.
You won't believe the difference in the original script... so many of my favourite lines aren't there at all, even some characters! There is a really unique twist to Agnes the Junk Lady though, I wish it had been included in the final version! I've seen several pieces of the Jim Henson Hour online, I think my favourite is "Monster Maker". Wish they'd get around to settling the copyright disputes so they could put it out on DVD! Too bad you can't actually get the Storyteller on DVD anymore. I was lucky to find a used copy in my local video store for $10, but still need the Greek Myths DVD (and it usually goes for $60-100 online!). Yes, "Return to Labyrinth" is the manga that was released as four books over the last few years. There are some things that are still consistent with the feel of the movie, and Jim Henson work in general, but there are so many elements that are VERY anime-feeling. The entire group of antagonists are horrible. I hate all of them. I couldn't engage with the plot at all. Even if you ignore the style, there are just too many things that are out of character with Jim Henson's work. I am glad that I read them, mainly because curiosity would have driven me mad, but I will not include the vast majority of characters and information in my guide.
I seem to recall some really creepy hints of pedophilia (I mean more than are in the finished movie...), and something about the 'real-world Jareth' coming into her home, being an actor her mother had been on stage with...?
Monster Maker made me cry the first time I saw it. I didn't realize Storyteller isn't available anymore... I got it years back so maybe i caught a narrow window, or maybe it was a used copy... the Greek myths stuff is kind of more depressing... but interesting still.
Sooo... I'm thinking I won't be investing it 'Return to Labyrinth'.
Thanks! I just hope it won't disappoint you. I REALLY struggled with it. I thought getting a basic sketch would be the hardest part, since you never see the whole thing at once in the film, but that part went together quickly. Once I started painting, it just seemed like it was never going to end... and never, ever going to look anything like I had in mind. Now that I have it more or less finished, I kinda hate it (the page, not the part of the movie lol). I was just afraid that if I didn't finish it, I'd derail the whole project, and I wouldn't want that to happen Long, long, long story short... it should be posted by Saturday at the latest