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‘A TALE OF SAND’ ARTIST RAMÓN PÉREZ ON WORKING WITH HENSON

Jim Henson’s A Tale of Sand is a graphic novel we’re working on based on an unproduced screenplay found in the Henson Archives. Written by Henson and Jerry Juhl in the late 1960s, the script was collecting dust until we read it and thought it would translate well to a graphic novel. Given the green light by Lisa Henson, we set off to find the right artist for this project, and we found him in Ramón Pérez (Kukuburi, ButterNutSquash, Captain America & the First Thirteen). Pérez recently talked to Poparitaville about what it’s like working on the book, including how he was first approached about it.

Pérez tells the site: “The initial email just kind of appeared non-descript in my
email inbox. I was like, ‘Okay, let’s see what this is about.’ Then the email mentions a lost script by Jim Henson, and then I was like, ‘Whaaaaaaat?’ They sent over a snippet of the first five pages that I read and was immediately sucked in. I said, ‘I have to work on this!’ It’s a facet of Jim Henson’s career that I was completely unaware of.”

You can read the rest of the interview here.