Multimedia Presentation

Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal

Saturday, December 8, 2012
2:00 pm PT
Los Angeles

In Person

Karen Falk, Archives Director, The Jim Henson Company; Curator, The Jim Henson Legacy / Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World"

A book signing will follow the program

Sharing entries from Jim Henson's journal and showing classic film and television clips that illuminate his extraordinary genius, Karen Falk, The Jim Henson Company Archivist, presents Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal. This new book gives readers intimate access to Henson's handwritten chronicle, supplemented by a treasure trove of artwork, documents, and photographs detailing Henson's creative genius.

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. Compiled directly from The Jim Henson Company archives, Imagination Illustrated adapts the diary that Jim faithfully kept throughout his career, supplementing it with a trove of little-seen visual material, including rare sketches, personal and production photographs, storyboards, doodles, and much more. 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.