Now that we’ve completed the Jim Henson/Tokyopop panel at Wondercon, I”ll share the biggest news now.
In March of 2009 Tokyopop will be releasing the first (of a TBD number) of Labyrinth anthologies. These books will tell stories about favorite characters from the film such as Hoggle, Ludo, the Fierys and the Junk Lady, as well as stories related to Return to Labyrinth. Each story will feature different creators and styles.
Oh, and the title of this anthology isn’t finalized yet. I threw out “Tales of the Labyrinth,” but feel free to suggest your own titles in the comments section. Maybe we’ll do a poll in the weeks to come.
More Con Details:
- Return to Labyrinth 3 dated for November 08, Labyrinth Anthology 1 dated for March 09, RtL 4 (final volume!) in fall 09
- As hinted at in the “On Writing Jareth” post, there’s a pseudo-musical number for Jareth in the works for RtL3
- Someone asked if there would be any more Bowie references. Answer -yup!
- Also, on the topic of references, Tim expressed his excitement about a mini Henson crossover gag in volume 3
- The story I’ll be writing for the Anthology is about Jareth and Mizumi and shows how Jareth becomes the Goblin King
- For Dark Crystal fans, editor Tim Beedle revealed two new Skesis characters who will appear in the next volume of that series — the Spymaster and the Mariner. They looked awesome. (I can’t discuss Dark Crystal here as I don’t work on that series, but as I a fan, seeing new Skesis gave me tinglies).
Finally, this is why I don’t draw return to Labyrinth:
Before I leave for vacation, I want to clarify something. Gobblin.net is a personal site and aside from reposting news, this site is an outlet for personal reflections and commentary (and self-promotion ) and is not officially affiliated with Tokyopop or the Jim Henson Company. My involvement with the forthcoming Labyrinth anthology is that of a contributing writer. I cannot speak to the content of the anthology, nor am I or this site involved with the naming process for the anthology. Until there is further news to report, I won’t be writing further about the anthology here outside of my own contribution, nor will I (or should I) be responding to questions about the anthology’s content or title. That said, I’m psyched about the project, both as a writer and as a Labyrinth fan. For the official word on that project, please refer to the publisher: