He’s back. And he’s being written by his rightful author. The Sandman, one of the most beloved and groundbreaking characters in comics history, the moody member of the Endless who made it safe to be a goth in comics and secured Neil Gaiman as one of the greatest living mythmakers, is returning in a 25th Anniversary […]
With the 25h Anniversary of The Sandman coming up and a NEW Sandman prequel on the way, SF’s Cartoon Art Museum has just announced a retrospective exhibit of more than 75 pieces of original art from the seminal fantasy series. The show will run October 5, 2013 – March 16, 2014, with details of the […]
By Nicholas Eskey Almost 25 years ago, a comic book that really didn’t look, read, or follow the other hero laden stories that were more in circulation hit local store shelves. Its main character didn’t look like any of the flying, spandex wearing beings that saved damsels in distress and diverted near-world-apocalypses. In January of […]
Neil Gaiman and JH William III‘s prelude series Sandman: The Overture is likely going to be a very big presence over the next few months, but one of the most exciting parts of their revival of Gaiman’s classic Vertigo series is that original cover artist Dave McKean will be returning for a new run. True […]
Toucan, the San Diego Comic-Con’s official blog, unveiled Dave McKean’s Sandman cover for the souvenir books, aka that nice looking thing you get in your Big Bang Theory giant swag bag. Sandman, the Neil Gaiman version which McKean drew the covers for, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, one of several topic the Souvenir […]
Set your TiVo for the Dream King! After years of limbo for a proposed SANDMAN movie, the hugely popular Neil Gaiman fantasy comics series is now in development as a TV series, THR reports. Warners is trying to get the property going, with Supernatural producer Eric Kripke, on the short list to develop.
I was moving an exercise machine – The Total Gym -down to the basement on the sly. My wife and I had discussed moving it from our bedroom – she wanted to keep it there and I wanted to move it to the basement. So, of course I moved the machine behind her back.
Now, the thing weighs about 90 pounds and has ropes and pulleys so it’s awkward to carry. As I wrestled with it coming down the stairs, I missed the last step, and landed on my left ankle. As I went crashing to the ground, the Total Gym followed and came down on my chest…just as my wife was turning the corner. She screamed thinking I had died. When she realized that her idiot of a husband was alive, she started yelling at me for being an ass for carrying it down on my own and reminded me she didn’t want it moved at all. Even though the machine was still on my chest, my wife was crying and yelling, and my ankle hurt like hell and was ballooning up to the size of Schwarzenegger’s bicep, all I could think was; “Shit, the Neil Gaiman book is coming out soon – I have too much to do.” Then I asked my wife for an Advil.
2003 turned out to be an important year, for me and for graphic novels. DC Comics was publishing a BIG book, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman: Endless Nights. It was Neil’s return to Sandman comics and it was not a collection of comics, but an original graphic novel. There was the idea floating around the office that maybe, with Neil’s success with his novels and the fact that American Gods had hit the New York Times Bestseller List, we could have a bestseller on our hands. It was of a dream of mine, to have one of our graphic novels become a best seller.
I have been writing these in chronological order, but from now on I’m going to channel Lost by doing a flash forward, a flash sideways, a flashback or maybe even a flash dance – whatever suits me. By their sheer brilliance The Dark Knight Returns, Watchmen and Maus all pushed the potential and the acceptance […]