ExSeq Ep.82-Jim Henson
55 mins. We look at recent work inspired by the late, great puppet pioneer Jim Henson including a Dark Crystal prequel, and a Storyteller anthology. Also, French midgets, VHS memories and the sentence, “Oh my God! Stuff happens before he plays his flute in the forrest?!”
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WHAT WE’VE BEEN READING
Submarine. Quirky indie film set in Wales in 1986.
Hell Yeah #1 from Image Comics. Superpowered teen Ben Day’s mysterious parents, and a good cliffhanger. Oh, and it looks great too.
Conan #2 from Dark Horse. Young Conan teaches us the proper archery technique.
Saga #1 from Image Comics. An interesting, though not yet entirely captivating sci-fi/fantasy mashup.
He Died with a Felafel in His Hand comic
Rocky Balboa. Go Sly!
13: 10 NEWS
Concept artist Ralph McQuarrie dies
Webcomics based on classic video game properties at ShiftyLook
50 million downloads on comiXology
DC Comics’ new site
Wolverine’s next film next year
David Mazzucchelli’s unhappy about the new Batman: Year One TPB
21:02 FEATURE TOPIC – JIM HENSON
The man behind the creatures of The Muppets, Sesame Street, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and more, and the recent Archaia OGNs inspired by his creations. See previews at the links below.
Jim Henson’s Storyteller. An anthology based on the first season of the TV show.
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1. The first of a prequel trilogy to the 1982 film.
Fraggle Rock Classics Vol. 1. Recoloured tales of the original 1985 comics based on the TV series.
Jim Henson’s A Tale of Sand. A trippy, visually dazzling adaptation of an unproduced screenplay.
And keep your eye out on May 5 for Archaia’s sure to be popular Free Comic Book Day offering.