Here in this very blog, people were complaining the other day that Neil Gaiman always wears the same leather jacket. Well that is not ALWAYS the case, as this bee blog explains, going so far as to post a picture of Gaiman in a white beekeeping suit! That’s Neil failing to wear gloves while stirring up a hive of angry bees. We think you can guess what happened next.
Speaking of Gaiman, CBR caught him on the red carpet of the Scream Awards for some talk about SANDMAN:
A few months ago in CBR’s Lying in the Gutters, Rich Johnston reported that a new Neil Gaiman “Sandman” miniseries, originally planned to commemorate the 25 th anniversary of the ground-breaking title, fell apart when publisher DC Comics and Gaiman couldn’t come to a suitable arrangement. “Basically, there were people at DC who wanted to make it happen, and there were people at DC who were not prepared to do very much to make it happen,” Gaiman told CBR News. “They were perfectly happy for me to write it as long as we wrote it on the same terms that I started writing ‘Sandman’ on in 1987, but nothing better than that. And they wouldn’t move on it.”
Gaiman said the aborted series would have been a prequel to his “The Sandman” epic. “In ‘Sandman’ #1, [Dream] is captured and we learn a little bit later on that he had been doing something halfway across the galaxy, and had come back in a state of a complete exhaustion,” Gaiman said. “And [the new series] would have been the story of what he’d been doing there and what had happened.”
The writer said that whether or not the story ever sees the light of day depends primarily on his schedule and DC Comics’ willingness to negotiate a more equitable deal.
While one wonders what kind of deal the now best selling author Gaiman would demand, there’s no question but that any Sandman related by Gaiman would be the bee’s knees and sell like hot cakes.