I am having a fantastic time at the moment rediscovering my love for graphic novels and am breaking up my copious amounts of reading with some really outstanding releases. Today I am finding such depth of inspiration in Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Creation Myths Volume 1.
I don’t want to say too much here because I will be writing a proper review of it but it has reminded me just how much I love the artwork, designs and puppets of Jim Henson’s work. Suddenly I am craving another viewing of Labyrinth, which remains one of my all time favourite films.
In Henson’s work, and of course the team that carries on his legacy, there is such personality depicted in every line of the imagery, such a beautiful range of colour and shapes employed to create these wonderful and intriguing characters and landscapes that take your breath away.
It is my intention to draw influence from this style and try to remember, when I am writing descriptions and inventing characters, that it is the smallest details that make the greatest difference and the most memorable and lovable creations. Definitely an inspiration and thus today’s muse.