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Exclusive: Archaia Unveils JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: THE NOVELIZATION

Are you a massive Dark Crystal fan? Can’t get enough Gelfling in your life? Too Skeksis for your shirt? Then you’re going to love this juicy exclusive: BOOM! Studios’ Archaia imprint is bringing the classic adaptation of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal by A.C.H. Smith back into print in hardcover for the very first time. Debuting in June, the 273-page tome includes illustrations and concept art from iconic illustrator Brian Froud (The Goblins of Labyrinth, Faeries) and 20 pages of never-before-seen notes and early draft materials from Jim Henson himself. And, thanks to our friends at BOOM! Studios, we have your exclusive first look at the book you’ll spend all spring lusting after and a sneak peek at some of the incredible Brian Froud sketches.

Dark Crystal Prose Novel Cover

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Here’s the official solicitation:

JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: THE NOVELIZATION HC

Genre: Fantasy
Format: 5.75” x 7.875”, 273 pages, B&W, HC
Retail Price: $19.99
Author: Jim Henson, A.C.H. Smith
Artist: Brian Froud
Cover Artist: Brian Froud

Synopsis:

WHY WE LOVE IT: We’re big Jim Henson fans, and nothing could be more exciting than getting the novelization of The Dark Crystal adapted by A.C.H. Smith and personally overseen by Jim Henson back in print, and for the first time in hardcover!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: This beautiful hardcover includes illustrations and concept designs by legendary illustrator and concept artist Brian Froud (The Goblins of Labyrinth, Faeries) that have never been published, as well as an exclusive peek into Jim Henson’s creative process with over 20 never-before-seen pages of his detailed notes on an early draft of the adaptation.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The story of the cult classic Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal, wonderfully adapted for prose by author and playwright A.C.H. Smith.

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