I'm sure there are some comics guys who have known about this for a little while, so my apologies to them. Everybody else: Archaia, makers of fine comics including the Fraggle Rock
series, is making Jim Henson's only unproduced screenplay into a comic. It's called A Tale of Sand
, is due out November 16th, and apparently is very akin to Henson's short, non-puppet-y movies of the '60s. Frankly, I'm in support of anything that brings more Jim Henson into the world in general, but the really cool thing is that Archaia has created a new font for the book based on Henson's actual writing, so it will look like Henson himself lettered the comic. That's pretty outstanding. For more info, head to LA Weekly
, which also discusses more of Archaia's future Henson comic fans. Most exciting to me? That in 2012 they'll be making a Labyrinth
comic about how Jareth became the Goblin King. That sounds so awesome I already had to change my pants (magic pants).