May 17, 2011

Project I'm Looking Forward To: Jim Henson's Storyteller

I don't generally write much about publisher PR, but ever since I heard about the Jim Henson Storyteller project from Archaia, I've been pretty excited. The Storyteller series was criminally underrated, showing Henson's genius extended far beyond the Muppets, as good as the Muppets were.

A few years ago, I re-watched them all on DVD, even the lesser-known Greek ones, and I fell in love all over again. It's so awesome that this is coming to comics, and I admit I want a second edition before I've even seen the first.

Nate Cosby just revealed the cast list, and I had to share, because it makes me even more excited than ever: Jeff Parker, Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover, Katie Cook, and Roger Langridge are all a part of this collection. How cool is that?

Cosby didn't reveal the cover artist, but I'll take a stab and say either P. Craig Russell, James Jean, or Charles Vess. They'd all be amazing contributors to this book, and all have fantasy ties that would be appropriate to the work.

Anyway, I can't wait for the comic to come out. I have a funny feeling it's going to make my best of 2011 list.

Jim Henson's Storyteller will be available from Archaia in September 2011.