Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal (Paperback)

Creation Myths Vol. 3

By Matthew Dow Smith, Alex Sheikman (Illustrator), Jim Henson (Created by), Brian Froud (Created by)

Archaia, 9781608869060, 96pp.

Publication Date: October 25, 2016

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Description

At the close of the Age of Harmony, began the Age of Division…

Brian Froud, legendary conceptual designer of the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film The Dark Crystal, returns to the world he helped create in this stunning conclusion of the official prequel to the original movie. The world of Thra is shattered. Following the events of the Great Conjunction, the once-powerful Urskeks have been split into two separate beings: the Skeksis and the Mystics. Only Raunip and Aughra know their true origins, but they are trapped in the bowels of the world of Thra, searching for the shard of the Dark Crystal. But as the aftermath of the Great Conjunction wreaks havoc upon the Gelfling tribes, the Gelfling may have no choice but to rely upon the one race offering aid: the Skeksis. The species of Thra will have to decide who they can trust if they hope to keep their world together.

Written by Matthew Dow Smith (Doctor Who, X-Files) and gorgeously illustrated by Alex Sheikman (Robotika) and Lizzy John (Fraggle Rock), this third volume is the epic conclusion to the Creation Myths saga and also features behind-the-scenes photos and concept sketches from The Jim Henson Company Archives documenting how creature and puppet designs that never made it into the film were adapted and brought to life on the page.


About the Author

Jim Henson was an American puppeteer, animator, cartoonist, voice actor, inventor, filmmaker, and screenwriter who achieved worldwide notice as the creator of The Muppets, The Storyteller, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and Fraggle Rock.