Exclusive: Archaia Reveals Covers to Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand: The Illustrated Screenplay & new Slipcased Box Set

In July, Archaia, and imprint of BOOM! Studios, has two releases for fans on Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand: The Illustrated Screenplay, will include the full screenplay that the publisher used to adapt the graphic novel. It features handwritten annotations by Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl, and several new pieces of art by Ramón Pérez, including a new cover.

In addition, Archaia is offering a slipcased box set that includes the Tale of Sand graphic novel and this new Illustrated Screenplay. Ramón created a new cover for this as well. Below are the solicits for the two releases including an exclusive early look at the covers!


Retail Price: $24.99
Authors: Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl
Artist: Ramón K. Pérez
Cover Artist:  Ramón K. Pérez

If you love the imagination of Jim Henson, are an aspiring artist, or just a fan of the creative process, the final draft of this unproduced screenplay is a must-have. Plus, nine all new black-and-white pages illustrated by Ramón K Pérez that were cut, 19 original inked pages, 16 pages of layouts, and never-before-seen drawings, hand-written notes, and artifacts created from the Jim Henson Archives.

Adapted by Archaia into an award-winning graphic novel, this is the final 1974 draft of TALE OF SAND with Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl’s handwritten edits, as well as layouts and inked pages from the adaptation in gorgeous black-and-white, and never-before-seen sequences that were cut during the production of the graphic novel, newly illustrated by Ramón K. Pérez.

The Archaia team are process junkies and love sharing this incredible and unfiltered look behind the curtain at how Ramón K. Pérez took Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl’s original screenplay and turned it into one of the most critically acclaimed graphic novels of the last decade.

Tale of Sand Illustrated Screenplay Casewrap


Retail Price: $49.99
Authors:  Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl
Artist:  Ramón K Pérez
Cover Artist: Ramón K Pérez

This is the definitive way to experience the groundbreaking JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND graphic novel. Featuring an all-new, wrap-around illustration by Ramón K. Pérez, this beautiful slipcase box includes the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel adaptation of the lost Jim Henson screenplay and the new JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND: THE ILLUSTRATED SCREENPLAY hardcover.

Tale of Sand Box Casewrap