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The lost screenplay that inspired Archaia's Eisner winning Jim Henson's The Tale of Sand.
Between 1967 and 1974, Jim Henson and his longtime writing partner Jerry Juhl developed three drafts of a screenplay for a feature length film called Tale of Sand. It is the only feature length screenplay written by Jim Henson that he was never able to produce in his lifetime. In 2012, Archaia published a graphic novel adaptation as realized by illustrator Ramón K Pérez which went on to win three Eisner Awards and two Harvey Awards. This is an incredible and unfiltered look behind the curtain at how Ramón K Pérez took Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl’s original 76-page screenplay and turned it into one of the most critically acclaimed graphic novels of the last decade. Pages of black-and-white artwork, layouts and the complete original screenplay make this a must-have for Henson fans, artists, and fans of the creative process. This beautiful hardcover features the final draft of the screenplay and 9 all new black-and-white pages illustrated by Ramón K Pérez that were cut during the production process of the original graphic novel. It also contains 19 of Ramón’s original inked pages from the graphic novel and 16 pages of layouts, plus never-before-seen drawings and artifacts created by Jim Henson from the Jim Henson Archives.
About the Author
James Maury "Jim" Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) was an American puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, Imagineer, inventor, screenwriter, film director and producer, best known as the creator of The Muppets. As a puppeteer, Henson performed in various television programs, such as Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, films such as The Muppet Movie and The Great Muppet Caper, and created advanced puppets for projects like Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. He was also an Academy Award-nominated film director (for his short film Time Piece), Emmy Award-winning television producer, and the founder of The Jim Henson Company, the Jim Henson Foundation, and Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Jerry Juhl was an American television, movie writer, and Jim Henson's frequent writing partner, best known for his work with Jim Henson's "Muppets."