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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Archaia Announces "Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches" Comics MiniSeries

From Nerdist.com

Archaia, the official publisher of Jim Henson comics and graphic novels, is launching a new comics miniseries based on one of Henson’s franchises. The Storyteller: Witches will focus on different folk tales just like the television series from the late ’80s.

The Storyteller featured a narrator sitting in a cozy chair by the fireplace; he told viewers about magical creatures and happenings. As the Storyteller wove his tales, you watched them come to life before your eyes. The Storyteller: Witches will be similar except the stories will unfold on the pages of comics instead of the television screen. Each issue of the four-part series will center on folk tales involving a witch. The inspiration is pulled from folk tales – mostly European titles – and one of the issues is based on an unproduced teleplay from The Storyteller.

First issue arrives in comic book stores on September 17th.

Issue 1 (on sale Sept. 17th):
“The Magic Swan Goose & the Lord of the Forest”
Written and illustrated by

S.M. Vidaurri (IRON: Or, The War After)
Issue 2 (on sale Oct. 15th):
“The Snow Witch”
Written and Illustrated by Kyla Vanderklugt (Spera)
NOTE: This is a landscape-formatted issue.
Issue 3 (on sale Nov. 19th):
“The Phantom Isle”
Written and Illustrated by

Matthew Dow Smith (October Girl, X-Files, Doctor Who, Hellboy)
Issue 4 (on sale Dec. 17th):
“Vasilissa the Beautiful”
Based on the unproduced Storyteller teleplay

written by Anthony Minghella, Susan Kodicek, and Anne Mountfield.
Adapted and illustrated by Jeff Stokely

(Six-Gun Gorilla, The Reason for Dragons), colors by John Rauch

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