September 19, 2009

Bland Tomtar Och Troll (Among Trolls and Elves)


That's about the most genial troll I ever did see. And I suspect this man's artwork was an influence on Jim Henson. Can you see it?

Bland Tomtar Och Troll (Among Trolls and Elves)
1907, artist John Bauer
from the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive

4 comments:

Steph said...

I've been thinking I need to watch Labyrinth again :)

downtown guy said...

That's a great movie, but Bowie's codpiece should have got listed in the credits.

erin said...

It reminds me of the good guys from The Dark Crystal...I'm lacking a name right now. I know that bad guys are called Skexies...but the good guys. Fart.

I love John Bauer. If I were a collector I would have all his work and Arthur Rackman's.

downtown guy said...

I know who you mean, but I can't remember what they were called.

I'm a fan of Rackman. In fact, I'll add some of his work soon.