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


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...

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


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...

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


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 Christy...

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


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 original movie, Archaia's Dark Crystal book is not just an unusually handsome and lavishly illustrated graphic novel (even by Archaia's typically high production standards), it's also in my view one of the best attempts at any kind of prequel story I can remember...

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


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 with the Jim Henson Company, the book features all-new comics by a veritable who's who of fan-favorite creaotrs like Katie Cook, Colleen Coover, Chris Eliopoulos, Roger Langridge, Marjorie Liu, Jeff Parker, Paul Tobin, Tom Fowler, Mike Maihack and Evan Shaner, among others...

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


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...

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


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 n...

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Link Ink: ‘Batman: Arkham City’ Gets 3D, The TARDIS Corset And Lunch From An NES


Gaming: Batman: Arkham City will support both stereoscopic and old-fashioned anaglyph (red and blue glasses) varieties of 3D at launch.

International: Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint at Image has inked a deal for distribution in Asia, taking Invincible, The Walking Dead, Witch Doctor and more overseas...

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Jim Henson’s 1969 Take on ‘The Wizard of Id’ is Magical [Video]


Like a lot of nearly 50-year-old fixtures of the Sunday funnies, Brant Parker and Johnny Hart's syndicated The Wizard of Id comic strip has always resonated with me more as a snapshot of a cartooning era gone by than, say, an ambitious social commentary (I had to look up what a "fink" was when I was a kid)...

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ComicsAlliance vs. the Fraggles of ‘Fraggle Rock’


This week, Archaia Studios is giving old fans and new readers alike a chance to get familiar with one of the best-loved properties of the '80s with their release of "Fraggle Rock" #1, hitting shelves on Wednesday with a special Free Comic Book Day story on Saturday...

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