The upcoming release, Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal, is a new book that explores the creative genius of Jim Henson through his own handwritten journal and materials from his archives. Curated by Karen Falk, Archives Director at The Jim Henson Company, this book offers a rare glimpse at the creative process and development of one of America’s most imaginative creators.
Fans of Henson’s work will find a lot to love in this book: from early works such as Sam and Friends to concept drawings of beloved characters like Kermit, Rowlf, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Production stills are juxtaposed against storyboards, personal snapshots and ephemera. The breadth of information in this collection makes Imagination Illustrated is a rare treat.
Thanks to our friends at Chronicle Books we have an excerpt that contains the introduction by Jim's daughter, Lisa Henson, as well as a couple pages from the first chapter. Check it out after the jump.