Kyla Vanderklugt hopes to chill you to the bone with "Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Witches" #2.
On sale today, the second issue of the Archaia anthology series not only flips the story on its side by printing in a horizontal format, but also draws inspiration from an entirely different part of the world than the first issue.
Focusing on a woodcutter and his young apprentice Minokichi, Vanderklugt puts them in contact with the White Witch -- or the White Woman -- during a blizzard. The mysterious woman dispatches the master and makes Minokichi swear to never speak of the encounter. The deal works for Minokichi until his life grows to include a wife and child who might need the information.
"Witches" marks the second time Vanderklugt has worked on a Henson property. The first was a "Labyrinth" story in Archaia's 2014 Free Comic Book Day offering. A longtime fan of the Jim Henson's work, Vanderklugt jumped at the chance to bring her style into The Storyteller framework.
CBR News spoke with Vanderklugt about adapting the Snow Woman's story into an issue of "Witches," working in the horizontal format and the importance of storytelling.
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