Preview - Jim Henson's Tale of Sand

Anyone that says Jim Henson wasn't a genius needs to be cut. Ok, that's a little dramatic, but the fact is that Henson WAS a genius. His work is still relevant today, even the stuff we didn't know about until recently. As in Jim Henson's Tale of Sand from Archaia.

Tale of Sand was discovered in the Archives of the Jim Henson Company, surely nestled amidst some Muppets. It's an original, graphic novel adaptation of and unproduced, feature-length screenplay written by Henson and longtime collaborator Jerry Juhl.

The work follows scruffy everyman, Mac, wakes up in an unfamiliar town and is chased across the desert of the American Southwest by all manner of man and beast. Produced with the complete supervision of Jim’s daughter, Lisa Henson, Tale of Sand will allow Henson fans to recognize some of the inspirations and set pieces that appeared in later Henson Company productions.

Tale of Sand is a 160 page graphic novel that will set you back $29.95. It's illustrated by Ramón Pérez and will be in stores today in limited quantities, with a broader release scheduled for January 17. Check out some interiors after the jump.