It is autumn. Learning to be my own horse, he said gnomically.View more Neil Gaiman on WhoSay

It is autumn. Learning to be my own horse, he said gnomically.

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dropitlikefsco77 asked: Dear Neil, I have a long and lonely drive from Alaska back to the lower 48 coming up. Would any of your own audiobooks possibly be of help with that?

I would like to think so. Try the American Gods full cast audiobook, and the Neverwhere Audiobook (I narrate it) and Anansi Boys (Lenny Henry does this one, and it’s a joy).

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prince-cuttlefish asked: I'm seeing an awful lot of posts saying there is a planned release for a Sandman film in December 2016, but they all seem to come from one source I can't confirm enough to truly break out the champagne. Is this actually official? Or at least is the project moving enough to predict a release date in just over two years?

I think that’s just internet noise.

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littledinobug asked: Hello, I was wondering if you had any novels that are appropriate for an eleven year old girl to read. She likes the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson books most of all. I've tried her on Piers Anthony and David Eddings, yet no bites. She's pretty high up on the reading level in her school, since she has Aspergers Syndrome. She's just been bugging me for books, and the one I'm writing for that audience won't be completed any time soon. Thanks!

You could try her on Coraline, Odd and the Frost Giants or the Graveyard Book, which are children’s books. She might like Stardust or Neverwhere, which are adult books which kids often like. You could also try her on Good Omens, which is a book that human beings quite like.

mr-another:

Rashid learns how to speak in a British accent from Neil Gaiman

I was trying to teach Rashid how to speak in an English accent to impress Rosario Dawson…

builttagontough:

Getting started a little early on this year’s All Hallows’ Read at my Barnes & Noble with dreamslessordinary.

On our endcap:

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Unnatural Creatures edited by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

The Night Circus by Erin 
Morgenstern

Stories for the Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory

Locke & Key by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez

The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale

Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman

Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue Deconnick, Emma Rios, & Jordie Bellaire

Not all scary, but we figure they fit a theme.  Adding Zelazny’s Night in the Lonesome October when it arrives.

builttagontough:

Getting started a little early on this year’s All Hallows’ Read at my Barnes & Noble with dreamslessordinary.

On our endcap:

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Unnatural Creatures edited by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Stories for the Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory

Locke & Key by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez

The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale

Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman

Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue Deconnick, Emma Rios, & Jordie Bellaire

Not all scary, but we figure they fit a theme. Adding Zelazny’s Night in the Lonesome October when it arrives.

morganwylie:

#Repost from @bloomsburypublishing #oooo
The Sleeper and the Spindle : Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

The bestselling, award-bedecked Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell are reunited in this irresistibly twisty fairy-tale reboot, with glorious gold ink adding lustre to an amazingly beautiful book.

morganwylie:

#Repost from @bloomsburypublishing #oooo The Sleeper and the Spindle : Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

The bestselling, award-bedecked Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell are reunited in this irresistibly twisty fairy-tale reboot, with glorious gold ink adding lustre to an amazingly beautiful book.

morganwylie:

#Repost from @bloomsburypublishing #oooo
The Sleeper and the Spindle : Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

The bestselling, award-bedecked Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell are reunited in this irresistibly twisty fairy-tale reboot, with glorious gold ink adding lustre to an amazingly beautiful book.

morganwylie:

#Repost from @bloomsburypublishing #oooo The Sleeper and the Spindle : Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

The bestselling, award-bedecked Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell are reunited in this irresistibly twisty fairy-tale reboot, with glorious gold ink adding lustre to an amazingly beautiful book.

trevsplace:

YOSHITAKA AMANOTHE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS1999Watercolor on paper
Award-winning painter Amano never sells his original artwork; this was a gift to his collaborator on Dream Hunters.From the collection of Neil GaimanAs promised, here are a couple more photos (aggregated) from the Cartoon Art Museum's Sandman exhibit (held earlier this year). Viewing original artwork imparts a gamut of emotions - admiration, awe, wonder, joy, and countless others. When I first laid eyes on Amano's Dream Hunters painting, my initial response was definitely one of awe. Wonder, admiration, and joy were quick to follow, but awe arrived first. Amano’s Dream Hunters caught me off-guard, or more accurately the sheer scope of the piece did. I included a second image (below) in order to convey a sense of scale. Bear in mind, original comic book cover art is typically much larger than the product it’s eventually printed to, and that generalization holds true for the adjacent Sandman Overture cover art. I knew going into the exhibit that I’d have the pleasure of bearing witness to a Yoshitaka Amano original, but despite that foreknowledge, I was ill-prepared for the majestic presence of the piece. If you ever have an opportunity to experience Yoshitaka Amano’s artwork firsthand, do so. 
More Sandman exhibit photos are forthcoming, as well as a few photos from the museum’s other galleries. Even the museum’s gift shop, which employs rather novel signage, is fair game. Links to my previous Cartoon Art Museum Sandman exhibit photographs are listed below:
Sandman Overture no. 1: a side-by-side comparison of the original J.H. Williams III painting to that of the digitally augmented one that graced the cover of the published comic
Sandman vol. 1, issue 8, page no. 13: "The Sound of Her Wings"
Death: by Sam Kieth
Sandman 70: Which Occurs in The Wake of What Has Gone Before
The Endless: Still Life With Cats
Sandman vol. 1, issue 1, page no. 1: Sleep of the Just

trevsplace:

YOSHITAKA AMANO
THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS
1999
Watercolor on paper

Award-winning painter Amano never sells his original artwork; this was a gift to his collaborator on Dream Hunters.

From the collection of Neil Gaiman

As promised, here are a couple more photos (aggregated) from the Cartoon Art Museum's Sandman exhibit (held earlier this year). Viewing original artwork imparts a gamut of emotions - admiration, awe, wonder, joy, and countless others. When I first laid eyes on Amano's Dream Hunters painting, my initial response was definitely one of awe. Wonder, admiration, and joy were quick to follow, but awe arrived first. Amano’s Dream Hunters caught me off-guard, or more accurately the sheer scope of the piece did. I included a second image (below) in order to convey a sense of scale. Bear in mind, original comic book cover art is typically much larger than the product it’s eventually printed to, and that generalization holds true for the adjacent Sandman Overture cover art. I knew going into the exhibit that I’d have the pleasure of bearing witness to a Yoshitaka Amano original, but despite that foreknowledge, I was ill-prepared for the majestic presence of the piece. If you ever have an opportunity to experience Yoshitaka Amano’s artwork firsthand, do so. 

More Sandman exhibit photos are forthcoming, as well as a few photos from the museum’s other galleries. Even the museum’s gift shop, which employs rather novel signage, is fair game.

Links to my previous Cartoon Art Museum Sandman exhibit photographs are listed below: