Synopses & Reviews
Discovered in the archives of The Jim Henson Company, Tale of Sand
is an original graphic novel adaptation of an unproduced, feature-length screenplay written by Jim Henson and his frequent writing partner, Jerry Juhl. Tale of Sand follows scruffy everyman, Mac, who wakes up in an unfamiliar town, and is chased across the desert of the American Southwest by all manners of man and beast of unimaginable proportions. Produced with the blessing of Henson Company co-CEO Lisa Henson, Tale of Sand
allows Henson fans a glimpse of some of the inspirations and set pieces that appeared in later Henson Company productions, as well as a peek into Hensons creative process before he began working full-time on Sesame Street
and The Muppet Show.
About the Author
Jim Henson (19361990) is responsible for creating puppet characters for Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and other programs. He directed The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, two iconic movies featuring puppets and animatronics. Jerry Juhl was a TV and movie writer who became a major collaborator of Jim Hensons. He has written for Sam and Friends, The Muppet Show, and Fraggle Rock, and wrote or cowrote all of the Muppet movies. He lives in San Francisco. Ramón K. Pérez lives in Toronto.