Before New York Comic Con, USA Today profiled the upcoming Archaia graphic novel, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, which features nine, all-new stories based on the short-lived television series from the early 1980s, including an adaptation of an unproduced screenplay written by Oscar winner Anthony Minghella (“The English Patient”).
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
The graphic novel presents new takes on traditional tales with an international flavor, pulling from Scandinavia, Japan, the USA and elsewhere.
Former Marvel Comics editor Nate Cosby was tapped by Archaia to edit the nine stories, but the voracious “Henson fanboy” had to balance his love for the creator with blazing his own path. (He also adapted an unproduced Storyteller screenplay, The Witch Baby, by the series’ main writer, the late Anthony Minghella.)
“Twelve-year-old Nate informs a lot of 30-year-old Nate’s decisions,” says Cosby, who, like Henson, grew up in Mississippi. At the same time, though, “a lot of creators can get so worried that they’re going to break something they’re so in love with that they’re afraid to bring anything of their own to the table.”
You can read the rest of the article at USA Today’s website. The article also features a preview of the book! Jim Henson’s The Storyteller goes on sale Dec. 7 in comic book shops and wherever books are sold.