Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand
Written by Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl
Art by Ramon K Perez
Colors by Ian Herring and Ramon K Perez
Letters by Deron Bennett
The Rundown: A young man decides to venture out from his small desert town and the moment he steps out into the harsh and unforgiving desert around him, he finds himself in the middle of a surreal nightmare.
The man’s travels take him through physical and emotional trauma as he encounters the strange and surreal with every step. The desert itself seems to be an ever-changing thing as it transports him from the American southwest to the middle east and beyond. Filled with colorful and interesting characters, the young man’s journey goes from one bizarre extreme to another with the only constants being the presence of a lady in white and a dark man, each tempting the young man along his journey.
The Story: Tale of Sand is a visually compelling and interesting story to experience. Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl tell an intriguing visually engaging story. There isn’t much dialogue to be had, but the story does progress smoothly with many fun and funny moments throughout. The fact that this story started as a screenplay makes sense and it would be interesting to see a filmmaker attempt to make this into a live action or animated film.
The Art: Ramon K Perez does an excellent job of bringing this story to life visually. With the limited dialogue, this story is uniquely visual in how it lays out. Perez does an excellent job bringing this story and all of its surreal visuals to life.