SANDMAN COMIC BOOK
The Sandman is a comic book series written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics. Its artists include Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Jill Thompson. Sandman and The Sandman, in comics, may refer to a number of characters: Sandman (DC Comics), denoting the various characters that have taken the mantle of the Sandman, including: The Sandman (Vertigo), a comic book series written by Neil Gaiman and. Comic books don't come much more acclaimed than Neil Gaiman's The Sandman. The original series ran for 75 issues between and.
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The Sandman is a comic book series written by Neil Gaiman and drawn by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Jill Thompson, Shawn McManus, Marc Hempel and. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (New Edition) [Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg] "The landmark comic-book series that actually made Death seem cool. This book also includes the story "The Sound of Her Wings," which introduces Neil Gaiman's seminal series, THE SANDMAN, celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Get lyrical and grandiose? I love this book too much. So let me tell you the simple truth. No hyperbole. Sandman changed my life.
Stories are important, after all…. I was a voracious reader as a kid, going through pretty much every picture book in the local library until I finally started chapter books around age 9. Then I read a novel or two a day until I finished high school.
I had a couple thousand fantasy and sci-fi novels under my belt, and my classes were exposing me to Shakespeare and Chaucer, Sanskrit theater and the Harlem Renaissance poets.
I read Roethke and Frost and Brooks and Baldwin. But comics? That was like… Garfield, right?
And superheroes? I read the whole thing straight through, completely lost in it, deaf to the riot and welter around me. Hours later, I hunted down the person who had brought the book.
Next came Sandman. In any genre.
In any medium. Can you have Odin and angels and faeries and witches and… just everything? All at once? In the same story? Is this allowed? The truth is, Shakespeare wishes he wrote something this good. Not right out of the gate. I read this first graphic novel and liked it well enough. Preludes and Nocturnes is lovely.
Mythic underpinning. Decent to the underworld. Recovery of self. Got my RDA of all manner of awesome here.
It's unlike anything I've ever seen in a monthly comic. The scene at the end of the first issue of "Sandman: Overture" where we see all the different Sandmans from across the universe, all the different versions of Morpheus meeting at once. That's been in my head for 24 years.
CNN: And when can we expect more? Gaiman: July will be issue 3 and then probably some more months then issue 4, issue 5 and issue 6.
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I'm already missing it. The magic of 'Sandman' is going back and finding the characters' voices are still alive and still real. CNN: What will the fans take away from "Overture? There's nothing you have to know to read the comic. There's already things which I've written so far in "Sandman: Overture," which when you go back and read the original comic, things will change. CNN: What makes you decide to write a comic book as opposed to a novel, when you have these different kinds of storytelling available to you?
Gaiman: Mostly it's "Do I want to see this drawn? The stuff in issue 3 is the nearest "Sandman" has ever come to a spaghetti Western. It's not like anything I've ever done in any other way. When I'm outlining a comic, I write down the numbers 1 to 24, and I jot down what's happening on each page, because I have to think of things in terms of pages, and double page spreads. In a novel, if I want to move a scene, I just cut and paste. In a novel, it's a completely different conversation.
CNN: Is there still more "Sandman" on the horizon?
Gaiman: Can I tell "Sandman" stories until I die? The characters are still in my head; they're still there. But there's so many more things I need to write before the long night comes, before I put the pen down for the last time.
I really hope there's more "Sandman" in there. It would be sad if there wasn't. But there's so much more left to write.
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CNN: Are there more stories you'd like to revisit? Gaiman: The next thing coming out is a little revisit of "Neverwhere," which came out many years ago. And "American Gods," wait and see. People are being talked to, exciting things are going on.
CNN: What advice do you have for writers who have read your work and want to try their hand at it? What pitfalls should be avoided? Gaiman: The biggest pitfall to avoid is not writing. Not writing is really, really easy to do, especially if you're a young writer.
The hope that elves will come in the night and finish it for you, is a very common one to have. That is my main recommendation.It would be sad if there wasn't. Book Collection of stories CNN: Are there more stories you'd like to revisit?
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People are being talked to, exciting things are going on. Dead Ahead: The lovely thing about this is I genuinely don't know what the fans will respond to.
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