Karen Falk, the archives director at The Jim Henson Company and curator of The Jim Henson Legacy / Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World,” has authored Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal, an adaptation of the diary that “Jim faithfully kept throughout his career” supplemented with “a trove of little-seen visual material, including rare sketches, personal and production photographs, storyboards, doodles, and much more.” It is compiled directly from from The Jim Henson Company archives. It is available to purchase at Amazon.
Jim Henson’s iconic puppet characters, fantastic worlds, and warm humor have delighted millions of people of all ages. His incredibly diverse body of work, from the Muppets to the world of The Dark Crystal, reveals his charm and genius to fans old and new…Throughout, archivist Karen Falk delves into the behind-the-scenes details of Henson’s life and artistic process. Sure to delight anyone who has enjoyed Henson’s creations—seeing early drawings of Kermit and Rowlf is like smiling over childhood photos of dear friends—this lovely book celebrates Jim’s life and his magic.
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