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Yahoo! Movies: Long Before ‘The Muppets,’ There Was ‘Tale of Sand’

Yahoo! Movies has posted a story on the upcoming Archaia graphic novel, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. Writer Steven Bryan interviewed artist Ramón Pérez briefly after a panel at San Diego Comic Con to gain some insight into the project:

Archaia asked artist Ramon Perez to translate the story from screenplay to printed page. During a brief one-on-one interview after the panel, Perez said the script was actually very low on dialogue.

“It’s almost like a silent film,” Perez said. “Music is very important to it and visual pacing. That was probably the hardest part, translating when Jim mentioned music in the script. And comics being a silent medium, how do you do that?

“I took extra-special care trying to translate that element and I took cues from Jim’s shorts like ‘Timepiece,’ where he used color cutouts to accentuate the music,” Perez said. “That (the music) was probably the most difficult to translate, but as a script, it was very easy. There were one or two dialogue sequences, but overall the pace of the story translated very well.”

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