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Archaia Recreates the Flip Test For its Comics Online [Video]

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The problem with the direction that print retail has taken in the last few years -- with so much material being purchased online, and with so many direct market stores bagging and boarding books before putting them on the racks -- is that the idea of just picking up a book and flipping through it to see what it looks like seems a thing of the past. After all, it's

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‘Cow Boy’ By Nate Cosby And Chris Eliopoulos: More Than Cute [Review]

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Just take a glance at Cow Boy, Archaia's new hardcover graphic novel from writer Nate Cosby and artist Chris Eliopoulos, and you might quickly write it off as "cute." And, to be fair, an all ages story about

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‘I’m Not A Plastic Bag’: The Touching Journey of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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On sale now from Archaia is I'm Not A Plastic Bag, a truly remarkable graphic novel by Rachel Hope Allison that tells a fantastical yet extremely poignant story about the environment. The book, which features almost no text, imagines the Grea

‘Daredevil’ and ‘Tale of Sand’ Lead Nominees for 2012 Eisner Awards

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Comic-Con International has announced the nominees for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards -- popularly known as the Oscars of comics -- to be given out this year during the mighty San Diego convention. Categories range from Best Single Issue to Best Inker to Best Publication Design, and coming in

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Comics We Love: Jim Henson’s ‘Tale of Sand’

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Before he became famous for his work on Sesame Street and The Muppets, Jim Henson was a veritable Jack-of-all-trades in the artistic field. During the '60s, Henson was not only a master puppeteer; he was a photographer, made television commercials, dabbled in music, created at-home animated movies, and crafted screenplays with writer and friend Jerry Juhl. Towards the end of the pair's exp

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Archaia Plans a Return of the (Goblin) King With ‘Labyrinth’ Prequel Graphic Novel

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Archaia plans to expand their line of comics based on the work of the late Jim Henson with an original graphic novel prequel to his 1986 fantasy film Labyrinth, according to an Entertainment Weekly interview with editor-in-chief Stephen Christ

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Archaia’s ‘Dark Crystal: Creation Myths’ is a Proper Prequel on an Epic Scale [Preview]

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On sale this week from Archaia is The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, the first of a three-volume prequel to the events of the cult classic Jim Henson film. Devised by Brian Froud, the conceptual designer behind the

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Archaia’s ‘The Storyteller’ Honors Jim Henson with Top Talents [Preview]

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On sale this week from Archaia is Jim Henson's The Storyteller Volume 1, a new hardcover anthology based on the Jim Henson television series of the 1980s and early 1990s. Created in full cooperation

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Jim Henson’s Lost ‘Tale Of Sand’ Screenplay Returns As Graphic Novel [20-Page Preview]

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Written by Jim Henson and his frequent collaborator Jerry Juhl, Tale Of Sand was a completed 1974 screenplay discovered in the late master's archives. The dark and decidedly surreal story follows an unnamed man who finds himself in a tiny town that, even though it's in the middle of a seemingly endless desert, contains all manners of cultural anachronisms like swinging jazz clubs, monkeys playing cymbals, and hula girls. For mysterious reasons, the man is brough

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Archaia Reveals New Details About ‘Jim Henson’s A Tale Of Sand’

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Archaia showed off a few pieces of Ramón Pérez's art from the graphic novel adaptation of Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl's unfilmed screenplay, A Tale of Sand, in their 2011 Free Comic Book Day issue, but aside from those images fans haven't learned much else about the visual side of the title. A few cool new details have emerged from LA Weekly's recent visit to Archaia's studio, however, that flesh out the kind of reading experience readers can expect when A Tale of Sand

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