The Jim Henson Company and BOOM! Studios have teamed up to make it easier for you to share the wonder of The Dark Crystal with your children. Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales, a new children’s book set, is set for release this summer. It is being written and designed by Cory Godbey. This is a follow up to his Labyrinth Tales, published last year.
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales goes to the land of Thra, ruled by the feared Skekis. In one of the stories, a little bird is hurt in a Skekis net and beloved fan favorite character Jen takes it to the Mystics for healing and learns about kindness along the way.
“The themes woven within The Dark Crystal have never been more important for children or the parents of those children to hear,” said Godbey. “As the UrSkek tells Jen, ‘…we all are a part of each other.’ For this book, my goal was to create three stories which reflect those ideas and honor the tone of Jim Henson’s original, groundbreaking film. These stories explore how a single act can ripple outward and how you can never know who it will touch or who it might help.”
“Cory Godbey brings tremendous beauty to Jim Henson’s visionary creations as seen in the bestselling Labyrinth Tales. We were eager to work with Cory again and witness his take on the colorful, rich world of The Dark Crystal,” said Editor Sierra Hahn. “What new chapters await young Jen and Kira long before their fateful meeting? Cory’s genius is in full effect in the delightfully spun The Dark Crystal Tales.”
Keep an eye out for Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Tales this summer.