Paracelsus first mentioned them, their King was a great villain of Oz, and a famous book from the 80's purported to detail their secret lives. Modern fantasy, however, portrays Gnomes as short, dynamic beings, often either tinkerers or miners, and even sometimes pushes them straight into Comic Relief territory.
Whatever concept you agree with, the Gnome for Genesis will help you bring them to life! Complete with conforming whiskers, a pickaxe, and a jug of moonshine (hey, everyone needs to party now and then!), it adds more depth to the depths of your fantasy world!