Tale of Sand: 50 Word Friday

A Tale of Sand

Title: Tale of Sand
Author: Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, Ramon Perez (Illustrator), Chris Robinson, Stephen Christy


Join us as we explore this missing piece of Jim Henson’s career in a celebration of his creative process. Discovered in the Archives of the The Jim Henson Company, A Tale of Sand is an original graphic novel adaptation of an unproduced, feature-length screenplay written by Jim Henson and his frequent writing partner, Jerry Juhl. A Tale of Sand follows scruffy everyman, Mac, who wakes up in an unfamiliar town, and is chased across the desert of the American Southwest by all manners of man and beast of unimaginable proportions. Produced with the complete blessing of Lisa Henson, A Tale of Sand will allow Henson fans to recognize some of the inspirations and set pieces that appeared in later Henson Company productions.[1]


Not a fan of wordless stories. Visuals were amazing and I’m sure I would have loved to see the movie Henson would have made from this. But as a book, even a graphic novel, it had trouble holding my attention. Wish I was able to focus on purely visuals.

1. GoodReads.com