Henson Love

Dark Crystal

Since getting back from France, it’s been crunch time, catching up on Astronaut Academy 2 and helping Raina finish up her new book, DRAMA. To help unwind, we’ve re-watched the three original Muppet movies to help build excitement for The Muppets.

I also got to see one of my favorite movies of all time, The Dark Crystal on the big screen at BAM as part of their Puppets on Film festival! I was too young to fully appreciate experience of seeing The Dark Crystal in a theater when it was released, but went on to watch it hundreds of times on HBO, VHS, DVD and wherever else I could. Every time I see it, I find new things to appreciate and my respect for all the filmmakers grows and grows! So seeing it in a theater was a big deal for me. The event was extra special because they played a puppet short film called “Yama’s Song” by Sam Hale beforehand and Cheryl Henson, president of the Jim Henson Foundation introduced it! I also got to briefly meet Heather Henson in the lobby afterwards, who was promoting a touring project called Handmade Puppet Dreams. So a magical night all around!

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About Dave

Dave Roman is the author of several graphic novels including Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity, Teen Boat! and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories to Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, Nursery Rhyme Comics, and is the co-author of two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, X-Men: Misfits and The Last Airbender: Zuko’s Story. Roman is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and worked as a comics editor for the groundbreaking Nickelodeon Magazine from 1998 to 2009. He lives in NYC with his wife, and fellow comic artist, Raina Telgemeier.
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