Moorman, Ed Choy – The Love Song of Kermit the Frog



The Love Song of Kermit the Frog

Just so it’s clear: that cover folds out so that it’s a full page thing with the entire title on it.  I scanned it that way because, well, that’s what it looks like when you open it up, and I didn’t want to give the impression that this was magazine-sized.  That useless aside being said, this is definitely one of those comics where you know from the cover whether or not it’s something you’d enjoy.  Either you’re one of those people for whom the Muppet’s have been an endless source of amusement and inspiration over the years (or at least until Disney got their soulless mitts on them) or you’re a sad, sad human being who can get no enjoyment out of anything.  Yes, in this case it really is that simple.  These are all Muppet’s comics, starting with a brief history of the life and death of Jim Henson, with all of the breakthroughs in between.  There are the origins of various inspirations, some hard moments in Jim’s life, the start of Sesame Street and his various other film and tv projects (anybody else remember the old tv show The Storyteller?  I sure don’t).  I could have done with a few dozen more pages, but then this would hardly be a mini comic, and I can see the tough choices Ed had to make to cut the life of this remarkable man down.  Short pieces make up the rest of the book: a young girl describing Kermit as her first crush, the early years of Dr. Bunson Honeydew, and an extended poem to Kermit before he wrote Being Green, which is something I could have done without, but I have no soul and don’t think much of most poetry.  Like I said, this is either for you or it isn’t, but if this is something you’d be interested in I can almost guarantee you that you’ll learn something new about the life of Jim Henson.  And, if you’re like me and want more, Ed was nice enough to recommend a few books on the subject.  $2


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