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)