Bert and Ernie were once just scribbles on notebook paper, and the original Oscar the Grouch was purple, not green. Before there were Muppets, there were Jim Henson's designs and doodles.
This delightful collection of Henson's early drawings, virtually none of which have been published before, serves as a map to the boundless imagination of the artist whose characters have educated and enraptured children -- and adults -- for generations. Filled with creatures of all sorts, from rarely seen Muppets like the single-toothed witch Taminella Grinderfall to bizarre beasts like the Frackles and the Koozebanians to lovable monsters like Sweetums and Splurge, Designs and Doodles forms a paper trail leading back to Henson's roots as a graphic artist. These early posters, storyboards, and set and puppet designs celebrate the Muppet creator's unique genius and wild sense of humor.