Thursday, February 7, 2013

HOT PICKS: Jim Henson's "Tale of Sand"

To put it mildly, this book defies explanation.

Evidently, Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl had an unproduced
screenplay from years back, and of course it was unmade
prior to Henson's death. But the project was so near and
dear, so phenomenally interesting, the family and studio
thankfully couldn't let go.

Thus, the over sized, full color, stupendously rule-breaking and
gorgeous hardcover project interpreted artistically by
Ramon Perez and colorist Jordie Bellaire.

It's beyond 'inspired.' Trashes 'original.'  It is an otherworldly
reexamination and reinterpretation of the relationship between
art and the printed page.

Ramon Perez's website

It's a shining sample--one of the best examples--of proper
sequential art I've seen in 40 years of comics consumption.

I would rather this be a book than a movie, because I can
rewind and flip to and fro and explore the rhythm and layouts
as my own director.

It's whelming and extraordinary and beautifully fluid and just
one of the most incredible things I've ever seen on the printed page.
Surreal, nutty, wild, bigger than life; everything the comics were
intended to be, and all-too-rarely ever becomes.

Get yourself a copy today!
Check it out on Amazon

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