Love Jim Henson? Then you’ll be glad to hear that Archaia and BOOM! Studio are releasing Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand: The Illustrated Screenplay and the Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand Box Set. Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand: The Illustrated Screenplay contains the original, unproduced screenplay by Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl and nine new black-and-white page illustrations by Ramón K. Pérez that were cut, nineteen original inked pages, sixteen pages of layouts, and never-before-seen drawings, hand-written notes, and artifacts created from The Jim Henson Company’s Archives. The Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand Box Set includes the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel adaptation of the screenplay and the Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand: The Illustrated Screenplay.
“When JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND was first published, it made waves in the comics industry,” said BOOM! Studios President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik in the press release. “Jim Henson continues to be one of the most influential, creative men in recent history, and his work has shaped the imaginations of creators worldwide. Being able to reproduce the screenplay for fans is incredibly exciting, and having Ramón return to do new work for this book means we can make a collected edition of the highest quality for fans”
Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand: The Illustrated Screenplay and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand Box Set go on sale in comic shops and specialty stores on September 3rd under Diamond Order Codes MAY141171 and MAY141172, and wherever books are sold on September 9th. The illustrated screenplay will retail for $24.99, and the box set will retail for $49.99 with a new wrap-around cover by Ramón K. Pérez. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It is also available to be ordered through the BOOM! Studios webstore.