This year’s Free Comic Book Day features a wide variety of books for your no-cost perusal, and companies are pulling out all the stops to rope in new readers and keep existing fans excited. One of these is the new flip book from Archaia, Mouse Guard/The Dark Crystal, which features an all-new story from David Petersen’s hit warrior mice series, an all-new sequel to the hit Return of the Dapper Men and previews of Archaia’s new Jim Henson books, including their prequel to The Dark Crystal, the anthology The Storyteller and A Tale of Sand, based on a long-lost unproduced screenplay by Henson. To get the scoop on these, we talked turkey (and Henson) with anthology editor Stephen Christy.

Read the full interview here!

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By Zack Smith, Newsarama Contributor
posted: 12 November 2010 10:27 am ET

Jeremy Bastian’s incredibly detailed pen-and-ink work for his book Cursed Pirate Girl has earned him a cult following over the past few years, garnering raves from the likes of Mike Mignola, My Chemical Romance/The Umbrella Academy’s Gerard Way, and The Venture Brothers’ Jackson Publick. 

Now new readers can see what all the hype was about with the new trade paperback collection of Cursed Pirate Girl, which comes out in which was printed through donations in a Kickstarter campaign that raised an unprecedented $36,000. 

Bastian, who appears at the NC ComicCon this weekend, talked about what it took to get the book together, the upcoming audio production of Cursed Pirate Girl starring Mirrormask’s Stephanie Leonidas, and what major DC character he’d love to do a story about in the future.