JIM HENSON'S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES #1-4 (S.M. Vidaurri)

A partir de septembre, l’éditeur Boom! Studio adapte en comics une autre création de Jim Henson, la série télévisée The Storyteller (Monstres et Merveilles), sous la forme d’une mini-série anthologique en quatre numéros.

Comme son illustre prédécesseur John Hurt, l’artiste S.M. Vidaurri lancera les hostilités avec une histoire de sorcières fortement influencée par l’univers fantastique de Henson.

[quote]Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches #1
Story by S.M. Vidaurri
Art by S.M. Vidaurri
Letters by S.M. Vidaurri
Cover by S.M. Vidaurri
Publisher Archaia
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date
Wed, September 17th, 2014
WHY WE LOVE IT: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller is a beloved celebration of fairy tales and folklore. After releasing a critically acclaimed graphic novel we’re thrilled to bring the property’s magic to single issues. In the spirit of Henson’s inventive imagination, this series dives into the mythology of witches and witchcraft through the ages with an incredible blend of art styles and storytelling techniques, taking full advantage of the comics medium.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Four anthology-style one-shots explore classic witch stories and fairy tales from all over the world, each told by a different creator with a breathtaking style and original voice. It’s tales of magic and wonder as only these storytellers could imagine them.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: In the first of four stand-alone issues, S.M. Vidaurri, writer and watercolor illustrator of the award-winning graphic novel IRON: OR, THE WAR AFTER, unfolds the stunning tale of “The Magic Swan Goose & the Lord of the Forest.” When her brother is kidnapped by a witch, a young princess must venture into the mysterious forest beyond the castle. There, the Lord of the Forest, an armor clad spirit who watches over the wilderness, comes to her aid, but the princess must rely on her wits to discover who she can trust before her family is cursed forever.[/quote]

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[quote]JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: WITCHES #2
STORY BY
Kyla Vanderklugt
ART BY
Kyla Vanderklugt
COVER BY
Kyla Vanderklugt
PUBLISHER
Boom! Studios
COVER PRICE:
$3.99
RELEASE DATE
Wed, October 15th, 2014
Kyla Vanderklugt, artist of Spera and Archaia’s 2014 Free Comic Book Day Labyrinth story, tells the beautiful Japanese tale of “The Snow Witch” in a gorgeous horizontal format stand-alone issue. When an old woodcutter and his young apprentice are caught in a blizzard, a mysterious woman dressed in white appears and freezes the woodcutter to death before eating his soul. She spares the apprentice if he vows never to tell of what he has seen, but keeping his word may not be so easy when he falls in love.[/quote]

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Après S.M. Vidaurri et Kyla Vanderklugt, c’est l’artiste Matthew Dow Smith qui racontera son histoire de sorcière.

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[quote]I knew that if I was going to do a story about witches, I didn’t want to do something where they were the usual idea of an old crone with warts and a pointy hat. I wanted my witches to be old, but good, and the witches on this island have their own reasons for being glad that a storyteller has been shipwrecked there, which opened up the chance for me to say some things I’ve come to believe about stories and life and where ideas come from. Luckily, Cam and Tay loved it and let me just run with it.

It’s built on the skeleton of Irish myths, from the location to what our hero goes through, which is based on the legend of Oisîn, who was a hero in the traditional mold. For my story, I cast a weaver of tall tales in the hero role, but he faces the same choices Oisîn does in the original myth. And there’s a winged horse in the Oisîn myth, too.[/quote]

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[size=150]INTERVIEW DE L’ARTISTE MATTHEW DOW SMITH[/size]

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[quote]Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches #4
Story by Anthony Mighella, Jeff Stokely
Art by Jeff Stokely
Colors by John Rauch
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
Cover by Jeff Stokely
Publisher Archaia
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, December 17th, 2014
In this final stand-alone issue, Harvey Award-nominated artist Jeff Stokely (Six-Gun Gorilla) adapts an unproduced teleplay by writers of the The Storyteller television show Susan Kodicek, Anne Mountfield, and Academy Award winner Anthony Minghella that weaves together the legend of the Russian witch, Baba Yaga.[/quote]

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