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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Vidaurri Gets The Cauldron Boiling With "Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches"

It's time to polish the cauldrons and dust off the pointy hats, because the witches are taking center stage in Archaia's next round of "The Storyteller" offerings.

Kicking off on September 17th, "Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches" will consist of four issues each written and drawn by a different creative team, starting with S.M. Vidaurri of "Iron: Or, The War After" fame.

"The Storyteller" was an anthology series from 1988 that featured a combination of live action and puppet performances. John Hurt voiced the title tale-teller in the original nine episode run. A spinoff called "The Storyteller: Greek Myths" ran for four episodes in 1990. Since then, Archaia has transformed the property into a line of comics and graphic novels inspired by Henson's limitless creativity. This time around, The Storyteller will regale readers with tales of mysterious women of legend each with their own mystical abilities.

For his part, Vidaurri decided to pair up two classic myths into his yarn called "The Magic Swan Goose and the Lord of the Forest," which finds a young woman meeting the aforementioned Lord while on a mission to save her brother from a wicked witch.

CBR News spoke with Vidaurri about the genesis of his story, the enduring legacy of Jim Henson and why witches continue to make for such great characters.

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