Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Archaia "Storyteller", "Tale" and "Turkey Hollow" Novelization News!

We have an update to our post about Archaia's upcoming Henson novelizations. 
According to Nerdist, the upcoming Storyteller graphic novel will be a reprint of Archaia's 2011 graphic novel along with new "illustrations from Hannah Christenson and Eva Eskelinen.... and photos from The Jim Henson Archives that show a behind the scenes look at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop during the making of The Storyteller."

Here's a look a the updated cover art.

But that's not all, folks. Archaia is also working on turning Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl’s unproduced script for the special, The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow”  in to a graphic novelization similar to what they did for "Tale of Sand."  Muppet Show Comic Book illustrator Roger Landrige will be handling the artwork this time, with a release date sometime this November.

Archaia’s description of the book is as follows:
Turkey Hollow is a picturesque town where hundreds of years ago, unbeknownst to the citizens, a meteorite landed nearby a small brook on the outskirts of town. One Thanksgiving, while young Timmy Henderson practices his guitar, he’s accompanied by strange, unearthly, musical sounds. That meteorite wasn’t a rock at all but an egg holding seven furry, goofy monsters, each with a unique musical sound. After the initial shock, Timmy befriends the lovable creatures following him all around Turkey Hollow. Not everyone takes a liking to the visitors though and it’s up to Timmy to protect his new friends and save Thanksgiving!

Thanks to our friends at ToughPigs for the info.

And speaking of "Tale of Sand," Archaia will release "Jim Henson's Tale of Sand: The Original Screenplay"July 8th with new artwork by Ramon PĂ©rez by itself, and as a box set with the original "Tale of Sand" graphic novel. You can pre-order your copy from the links above. 

                                                                       Box set cover art

Archaia has really stepped up their collaboration with the Henson Company and I can't wait to see what it yields next!

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