While he mostly worked in the medium of television, Henson’s ultimate goal was to be a filmmaker. His dream was realized late in his life when he directed three feature films, all of which showcased his puppetry skills. It wasn’t until recently where an unfilmed script was discovered for a live-action film entitled Tale of Sand, written by Henson and his longtime collaborator and friend Jerry Juhl during the late sixties. In 2011, with the blessing of Jim’s daughter Lisa, Archaia Entertainment adapted the screenplay as a hardcover graphic novel featuring the artwork of Ramón Pérez. This book spotlights a side of Henson’s talent that was rarely shown to the world while at the same time maintaining the sense of anarchy and whimsy that marked the very best of his work.
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