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Jim Henson, I thought I knew you.,
This review is from: A Tale of Sand (Hardcover)
If you thought of Jim Henson as the creative genius behind The Muppets and Sesame Street than you still haven't seen all that he was capable of.
For those of you that didn't already know, "Tale of Sand" was a screen play that Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl wrote between 1967 and 1968. Over the next six to seven years it was shopped to various studios and rewritten with no takers. At that point Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl were in full swing developing the Muppet Show and Sesame Street so this project was tabled and later forgotten.
To say that the story itself is surrealistic is an understatement. It is downright confusing and you could debate the meaning or lack of in many parts of the story until you are blue in the face. None the less, the nearly epic artwork of Ramon Perez makes it all explode on the page. Story telling is a difficult art form where people run away when unless everything is explained to them like children. What Ramon Perez does is that he brings us that story and delivers it in a manner that is not only visually appealing but works with the naturally confusing and thought provoking story line. After reading this I am not sure who impressed me more. Henson and Juhl for writing this or Perez for reading a script, making sense of it and adapting it.