Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Comic Conspiracy Comic Book Club - October 2013 - Jim Henson's Tale of Sand

*Update - 10/29/13: Did you enjoy reading the Comic Conspiracy Comic Book Club selection Jim Henson's Tale of Sand? Two people voted, and the results are as follows: 1 Yes Vote, and 1 No Vote. I forgot to cast my vote so you could add another one to the yes category. Thanks for voting.

After some listener input we decided to start having a monthly Comic Book Club. Every last episode of the month we will discuss the book selection at some length, and announce the next book we will be reading. There will be a poll for each book we read every month so come here to cast your vote. (The poll can only be viewed in the web version of Conspirator Brock.com, and it will be located on the right side of the page underneath the "About Me" box.)

Comic Book Club Selection for October 2013: Toby's Pick

Jim Henson's Tale of Sand

Hardcover - $19.99 or less at Amazon

Digital - Not Available

"Join us as we explore this missing piece of Jim Henson’s career in a celebration of his creative process. 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 under the complete supervision of Henson Company CEO 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." - Archaia.com

Toby's selection for this month's Comic Conspiracy Comic Book Club is Jim Henson's Tale of Sand. This original graphic novel is based on an unproduced screenplay from Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl, with art from Ramon Perez.

I was taken aback by the obscurity of this selection. It is an obscure pick that I am actually curious to check out now that I have done a bit of research on it.
Toby talked about a couple of Henson shorts that where the inspiration or beginnings of Tale of Sand: Time Piece and The Cube. I'm going to watch these two shorts and give Tale of Sand a try.
We will discuss this title at length on Episode 130 of the Comic Conspiracy, which we will record on October 28, 2013.

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