This past Saturday night at the Harvey Awards ceremony held during Baltimore Comic-Con, it was announced that our hardcover original graphic novel, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, scored two awards: Best Original Graphic Album and Best Single Issue or Story!
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. The Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories, ranging from Best Artist to the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame. They are the only industry awards both nominated by and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.
Archaia titles were nominated in four other Harvey Awards categories: The Killer Vol 3: Modus Vivendi for Best American Edition of Foreign Material; Fraggle Rock for Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers; Jim Henson’s The Storyteller for Best Anthology; and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand for Special Award for Excellence in Presentation.
In July, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand was honored with three Eisner Awards, including for Best New Graphic Album.
Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, written by Henson and his frequent writing partner, Jerry Juhl, is based on a dark, existential feature-length screenplay that built off of ideas Jim Henson had been developing around the time he produced his Academy Award-nominated short film “Timepiece.”
It tells the story of a young man who hears, “Run, boy… run!” as he is kicked out of a dusty town in the middle of the desert. There’s nothing but sand in every direction, but run he does, with only a rucksack of odds-and-ends to his name, as he embarks on an oddball journey. Under the supervision of The Henson Company CEO Lisa Henson, team Archaia and artist Ramón K. Pérez adapted the screenplay into a colorful, marvelous tribute to one of the most creative minds who ever lived.
For a complete list of Harvey Award winners, visit the Harveys website at www.harveyawards.org.
Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand (hardcover, full color, 152 pages, 8.25” x 11”, ISBN: 978-1-936393-09-1, Diamond Code JUL110825, $29.95) is available for sale now in your local comic book shop or wherever books are sold.