about this episode
Here to discuss his decades as a writer and biographer, Puppet Tears welcomes Brian Jay Jones. He has written best-selling biographies on iconic artists such as Washington Irving, Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, and George Lucas. His 2013 book, Jim Henson: The Biography was written with the cooperation of the Henson family, who granted Jones unprecedented access to the Henson Archives.
We talk with Brian about his journey in creating his acclaimed "book shelf," his admiration for Jim Henson's "creatively restless" work ethic, and how he is forever intertwined with the legacy of his subjects. He also shares the Muppet myths he was most excited to bust in the Jim Henson biography. PLUS: find out which part of the book was his personal gift to the Henson family!
The Jim Henson Legacy learn more HERE
Adam's Peg Hook Theory video watch it HERE
The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History by Caseen Gaines buy it HERE
Washington Irving: An American Original buy it HERE
Jim Henson: The Biography buy it HERE
George Lucas: A Life buy it HERE
Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of American Imagination buy it HERE
Release date: August 23, 2021
Edited by Matt Bowen
Hosted by Adam Kreutinger & Cameron Garrity
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