Archaia, Henson Team Up for Comics

The Jim Henson Co. is teaming up with Archaia Comics to publish graphic novels based on the studio’s numerous franchises.

The deal includes such classic Henson properties as Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Mirrormask and The Storyteller. The companies also have agreed to collaborate on creating new comic book properties with top talent in comics, TV and film.

‘Some of the best storytellers in the world are flocking to comic books and graphic novels, making them the foremost platform for innovative and imaginative storytelling,’ said Joe LeFavi, Director of Publishing and Development at The Jim Henson Company and who will serve as story editor on all the books.

‘Creating comics that become a part of the incredibly rich Jim Henson Company legacy is an exciting challenge, and I think fans will share our excitement when they see the talent we’re bringing in to help make these comics a reality,’ said Stephen Christy, Archaia’s Director of Development.

The companies plan to announce their initial slate, creative teams and publishing schedule at Comic-Con International in San Diego next month.