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7th May 2019

The Goblins are coming! with a new look created by Jonny Duddle

They’re mean, they’re green, they’re tooled up to the hilt and ready for mayhem!  Philip Reeve‘s Goblins in all their gory glory are back with a brand new Jonny Duddle make over.

 

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Skarper and his dastardly Goblin gang first hit the book shelves in 2012 with bold covers designed by Dave Semple, Scholastic decided to relaunch them this spring with action packed movie style covers by Arena Illustrator Jonny Duddle. Jonny is known as a go to artists for character work and we think you’ll agree he’s certainly captured an air of mischief and mayhem in these new look covers.

A wild world of magical creatures and heroic adventure from the extraordinary imagination of Philip Reeve. The squabbling goblins who live in the great towers of Clovenstone spend their time fighting and looting. Only clever young Skarper understands that dark magic created by a vanquished sorcerer is rising again.

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Goblins Vs Dwarves Another fantastically exciting novel set in a land of magic from the award-winning Philip Reeve. The heroes of GOBLINS continue their adventures outside the walls of Clovenstone castle. Awaiting Skarper and Henwyn are powerful dark forces that must be vanquished, monstrous creatures to be fought, and astonishing mysteries to be solved.

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Goblin Quest set in a land of magic from the award-winning Philip Reeve. The heroes of GOBLINS continue their adventures outside the walls of Clovenstone castle. Awaiting Skarper and Henwyn are powerful dark forces that must be vanquished, monstrous creatures to be fought, and astonishing mysteries to be solved.

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Jonny Duddle Goblins sketches

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Here are a few of Jonny’s incredible pencil development sketches for some of the key characters from the series, with guidance from the Scholastic design team and Philip’s brilliant texts the stitched cloaks, gnarled faces and tin pot hats emerged into fully fledged gruesome goblins complete with clubs, swords and bad attitudes!

 

Introducing the goblins gang…

 

Skarper small in stature but cunning and knowledgable this Ginger goblin has a glint of yellow mischief in his boggling eyes.

 

King Knobbler, don’t let his battle scars and grumpy demeanour fool you, he wears frilly pink knickers under his trousers… tehehee

 

Breslaw… Might be missing an eye, an ear a leg and half a tail but he’s got his remaining eye on the rest of the gang to keep them in check, especially Skarper!

 

Gutgust … He’s a big lad and tough too but he’s not the brightest bulb in the pack.

 

You can view Jonny’s online portfolio, packed with dinosaurs, pirates and much much more HERE.. OR follow him on Instagram and Twitter