THE MUSICAL MONSTERS OF TURKEY HOLLOW (Roger Langridge)

L’éditeur Archaïa a commandé l’adaptation en comics d’un scénario inutilisé des extraordinaires Jim Henson et Jerry Juhl au talentueux Roger Langridge (Fred The Clown).

Écrit à la fin des années 60, The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow devait être un épisode musicale de Thanksginving. L’histoire se déroule à New Hampshire, la capitale de la dinde qui comprend plus de 3000 dindons pour seulement une trentaine d’habitants, lorsqu’un jour, sept extra-terrestres poilus et chanteurs tombent sur Terre et rencontrent le jeune guitariste Timmy Henderson.
A noter qu’entre 2009 et 2012, Roger Langridge s’est occupé de la série The Muppet Show (véritable succès critique) pour le compte de Boom! Studio.

Tale of Sand, la précédente adaptation d’un scénario de Jim Henson et Jerry Juhl mise en œuvre par Ramon Pérez, a été récompensé de pas moins de trois prix Eisner (meilleur roman graphique, meilleur dessin/couleur, meilleure conception/édition), un prix Joe Shuster Award (auteur de bande dessinée exceptionnel), et deux prix Harvey (meilleur album original et meilleur one-shot).

La sortie de Jim Henson’s The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow est prévue pour novembre prochain.

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[quote]Jim Henson’s The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow
Story by Jim Henson, Roger Langridge
Art by Roger Langridge
Cover by Roger Langridge
Publisher Archaia
Release Date Wed, November 12th, 2014
The lost screenplay by Jim Henson brought to life by Roger Langridge!
In the spring of 1968, Jim Henson and his longtime writing partner were working together to create an original Thanksgiving TV special called The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow, which was to be directed by Jim and feature original songs by Joe Raposo of Sesame Street fame. Henson went as far as building the puppets for the special, but no network committed to the project and the script was filed away in the Jim Henson Company Archives. After the success of Archaia’s Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, we are proud to partner with the Jim Henson Company to bring to life another previously unknown piece of the Jim Henson Legacy. The only thing more exciting than finding the script for the project was securing the talents of the amazing Roger Langridge (writer and illustrator of the Eisner Award-winning Snarked) to adapt and illustrate the project! Eisner and Harvey-Award winner Roger Langridge is the mastermind behind Snarked and the beloved run of The Muppet Show comics, and now he gets to bring to life hilarious, never-before-seen puppet creations by Jim Henson in an oversized all-ages adventure. Turkey Hollow is a picturesque town where hundreds of years ago, unbeknownst to the citizens, a meteorite landed nearby a small brook on the outskirts of town. One Thanksgiving, while young Timmy Henderson practices his guitar, he’s accompanied by strange, unearthly, musical sounds. That meteorite wasn’t a rock at all but an egg holding seven furry, goofy monsters, each with a unique musical sound. After the initial shock, Timmy befriends the lovable creatures following him all around Turkey Hollow. Not everyone takes a liking to the visitors though and it’s up to Timmy to protect his new friends and save Thanksgiving![/quote]

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Liens
Le site de l’éditeur: archaia.com
Le site du distributeur: boom-studios.com
Le site de l’artiste: hotelfred.blogspot.fr

Ci-dessous, une photo des filles Henson aux cotés des premières marionnettes du téléfilm, et une recherche de Roger Langridge pour les sept monstres:

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[size=150]INTERVIEW DE L’ARTISTE ROGER LANGRIDGE[/size]

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[quote]Jim Henson’s The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow
Story by Jim Henson, Roger Langridge
Art by Roger Langridge
Cover by Roger Langridge
Publisher Archaia
Release Date Wed, November 12th, 2014
The lost screenplay by Jim Henson brought to life by Roger Langridge!
In the spring of 1968, Jim Henson and his longtime writing partner were working together to create an original Thanksgiving TV special called The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow, which was to be directed by Jim and feature original songs by Joe Raposo of Sesame Street fame. Henson went as far as building the puppets for the special, but no network committed to the project and the script was filed away in the Jim Henson Company Archives. After the success of Archaia’s Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, we are proud to partner with the Jim Henson Company to bring to life another previously unknown piece of the Jim Henson Legacy. The only thing more exciting than finding the script for the project was securing the talents of the amazing Roger Langridge (writer and illustrator of the Eisner Award-winning Snarked) to adapt and illustrate the project! Eisner and Harvey-Award winner Roger Langridge is the mastermind behind Snarked and the beloved run of The Muppet Show comics, and now he gets to bring to life hilarious, never-before-seen puppet creations by Jim Henson in an oversized all-ages adventure. Turkey Hollow is a picturesque town where hundreds of years ago, unbeknownst to the citizens, a meteorite landed nearby a small brook on the outskirts of town. One Thanksgiving, while young Timmy Henderson practices his guitar, he’s accompanied by strange, unearthly, musical sounds. That meteorite wasn’t a rock at all but an egg holding seven furry, goofy monsters, each with a unique musical sound. After the initial shock, Timmy befriends the lovable creatures following him all around Turkey Hollow. Not everyone takes a liking to the visitors though and it’s up to Timmy to protect his new friends and save Thanksgiving![/quote]

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Source: comicbookresources.com