Today, BOOM! Studios announced the creative teams for all four issues of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters, the first issue of which will be available at your local comic shop on March 17th, 2021 – including new art from issue #3!
All four issues of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters will feature main cover art by Peach Momoko and variant cover art by Dani Pendergast.
Issue one will be by artist Jade Zhang, writer Jonathan Rivera (Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye), and series letterer Jim Campbell, and will feature Anasi, the most famous trickster of them all.
In issue two, Erin Kubo and Jordan Ifueko (Raybearer) join forces to tell the story of a teenaged Yoruba girl who finds herself matching wits with Eshu, the god of mischief.
Issue three will see Amal El-Mohtar (This is How You Lose the Time War) and Isa Hanssen collaborating for a story about Reynard the fox.
And in issue four, it’s Kaplans all the way down, with cartoonist Robin Kaplan (The City on the Other Side) and illustrator and artist A.L. Kaplan telling the tale of Thor and Loki crashing the wedding of the century.
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters is the latest anthology in the comics series, which is based on the Emmy Award-winning television series, The Storyteller. The comics are published by BOOM! Studios imprint Archaia.
You can read the entirety of the press release from BOOM! Studios below. Will you be heading to your local comic shop to pick up the first issue of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Tricksters when it arrives in March? Which mythical mischief maker is your personal favorite? Let The Beat know in the comment section and on social media @comicsbeat!
All Star Creators Join JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: TRICKSTERS from BOOM! Studios
Discover Exciting Tales About the Cleverest Figures of Myth and Legend Starting in March 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 5, 2021) – BOOM! Studios announced today the creative teams for all four issues of JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: TRICKSTERS, a comic book series based on the Emmy Award-winning classic television show, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, presenting several extraordinary folk tales of legendary tricksters from the four corners of the world. Each issue will feature a new creative team, with the first issue, by writer Jonathan Rivera (Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye), artist Jade Zhang, and letterer Jim Campbell, featuring the most famous trickster of all—Anansi, available in March 2021.
Fans of this fantastical series can also look forward to even more stories about their favorite tricksters of legend with the second issue, written by The New York Times bestselling YA author Jordan Ifueko (Raybearer) and illustrated by rising star artist Erin Kubo, featuring a teen Yoruba village girl who matches wits against the great god of mischief, Eshu; the third issue, written by poet and Hugo Award-winning author Amal El-Mohtar (This is How You Lose the Time War) and illustrated by cartoonist Isa Hanssen, about the legendary fox Reynard and his scheme to get rich quick, and the fourth issue by cartoonist Robin Kaplan (The City on the Other Side) and illustrator and comics artist A.L. Kaplan featuring gods Loki and Thor as they crash the wedding of the century!
Every issue of JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: TRICKSTERS will feature main cover art by artist Peach Momoko (Power Rangers) and variant cover art by artist Dani Pendergast (NPR).
JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: TRICKSTERS is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ ambitious Archaia imprint, home to graphic novels such as Bolivar by Sean Rubin; Mouse Guard by David Petersen; Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North, and Albert Monteys; The Sacrifice of Darkness by Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne-Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby; Big Black: Stand at Attica by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Ameziane, We Served the People by Emei Burell, and licensed series including Lev Grossman’s The Magicians by Lilah Sturges and Pius Bak, as well as Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation.
Print copies of JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER: TRICKSTERS #1 will be available for sale on March 17, 2021 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.
ABOUT THE JIM HENSON COMPANY
The Jim Henson Company has remained a leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics, and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world-famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Henson’s most recent television credits include Earth to Ned for Disney+, Fraggle Rock: Rock On! for Apple TV+, and the critically acclaimed Netflix Original series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, along with the Emmy®-nominated productions Dinosaur Train (PBS), Sid the Science Kid (PBS), Splash and Bubbles (PBS), and Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), as well as Word Party (Netflix), Dot. (Universal Kids /Hulu), and Doozers (Hulu/Universal Kids). Previous productions include Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller, and the sci-fi series Farscape for TV, and the feature films The Star (Sony Pictures Animation), Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Disney), as well as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, MirrorMask, and Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow. The Company is currently in production on a reboot of Fraggle Rock and Harriet the Spy, both for Apple TV+, and Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio for Netflix.
With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot, complete with soundstage and post-production facilities. The Company is home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television, theme park and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its world-class blend of state-of-the-art and vintage equipment. The Company’s Henson Alternative brand includes the feature film The Happytime Murders, Netflix’s The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell, and the live puppet improvisational show Puppet-Up! – Uncensored, currently on tour.
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with 20th Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.