Archaia Entertainment Joins With The Jim Henson Company And Meltdown Comics To Celebrate Free Comic Book Day
Free Copies Of Archaia’s Mouse Guard/The Dark Crystal Flip Book Signed By
Brian Holguin And David Petersen
Event To Be Held Saturday May 7 From 11am To 3:00PM At Meltdown Comics 7522 Sunset Boulevard In Hollywood
Archaia Entertainment has teamed with The Jim Henson Company and Meltdown Comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day with a not-to-miss in-store event. Archaia and Henson's Free Comic Book Day title is the Mouse Guard/The Dark Crystal flip book, which will be offered free (of course!) to visitors of Meltdown Comics during the hours of 11am to 3:00pm.
Appearing at the store will be Brian Holguin, writer of the The Dark Crystal story in the issue and David Petersen, writer and artist of the Mouse Guard story. Both Brian and David look forward to autographing copies of the Mouse Guard/The Dark Crystal flip book. Meltdown Comics is located at 7522 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.
But wait…there’s more! The Jim Henson Company will lend two life-sized Skeksis from the original Dark Crystal film for display at Meltdown on Free Comic Book day. Rarely seen outside of the Henson offices, visitors will be able to check out all the detail that went into creating these incredible statues – and of course, partake in photo ops. Plus, the Dark Crystal movie will be playing on a video monitor inside Meltdown throughout the day.
The Dark Crystal story in the free comic book issue serves as a prelude to the upcoming Dark Crystal graphic novel (scheduled for release in November), which contains an original story set before the events of the classic film. The Mouse Guard story is an original tale set within the Mouse Guard universe, David Petersen’s critically acclaimed, all-ages series about a group of elite warrior mice.
Archaia Entertainment, LLC is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 50 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Return of the Dapper Men, Gunnerkrigg Court, Awakening, The Killer, Days Missing, Tumor, Syndrome, Artesia, Engineer, and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company graphic novels. Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year according to Ain’t it Cool News, Graphic Policy and Comic Related, and was honored with nine 2011 Eisner Awards nominations. Archaia has also successfully emerged as a prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending their popular brands into film, television, gaming, and branded digital media.
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide 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. Recent credits include the Emmy®-nominated “Sid the Science Kid,” “Dinosaur Train” “Wilson & Ditch: Digging America.” Features include “The Dark Crystal,” “Labyrinth,” “MirrorMask,” and “Unstable Fables” and television productions include “Fraggle Rock” and the sci-fi cult series “Farscape.”
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 postproduction facilities. Independently owned and operated by the five adult children of founder Jim Henson, the Company is also home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television 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 recently launched the New York run of “Stuffed and Unstrung,” a live puppet improvisational show at the Union Square Theatre. www.henson.com