somethingsomethingwittycomment:

Do you know how many times I’ve walked around bookstores, carrying this around, only to put it back on the shelf and leave? Even in London last summer, I badly wanted to buy it, to have a UK edition, and I carried it around a shop by the hotel, searched for it after some “Tex-Mex” in Notting Hill, but I still couldn’t bring myself to buy it. I’ve even checked it out a couple of times from the library, and actually read a couple of pages. But I wasn’t ready. Maybe now I am? THIS IS GOING TO MAKE ME FEEL THINGS, ISN’T IT?!

I’m afraid so.

somethingsomethingwittycomment:

Do you know how many times I’ve walked around bookstores, carrying this around, only to put it back on the shelf and leave? Even in London last summer, I badly wanted to buy it, to have a UK edition, and I carried it around a shop by the hotel, searched for it after some “Tex-Mex” in Notting Hill, but I still couldn’t bring myself to buy it. I’ve even checked it out a couple of times from the library, and actually read a couple of pages. But I wasn’t ready. Maybe now I am? THIS IS GOING TO MAKE ME FEEL THINGS, ISN’T IT?!

I’m afraid so.

freckles-and-books:

October Book Photo Challenge Day 15: gave me chills

I’m glad. 

If you’ve been putting off reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane, October in the run up to Hallowe’en is a VERY good time to pick up a copy, or read the one you already own…

freckles-and-books:

October Book Photo Challenge Day 15: gave me chills

I’m glad. 

If you’ve been putting off reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane, October in the run up to Hallowe’en is a VERY good time to pick up a copy, or read the one you already own…

filthyjarbushman:

You can’t tell me this isn’t the sickest shit.  It’s easily one of the single most gorgeous books I’ve ever owned (yes, even next to my Absolute Sandman comic books). Everything about it is stunning, inside and out.  It’s a little used (presumably from the previous owner), but nothing a little bit of TLC won’t resolve. I am drop dead in love.

Goodness I can’t thank the crew enough for getting this for me. ;0;

I love that this edition is out in the world, and making people happy.

thisisthestuffthatilike:

I WAS PRETTY MUCH JOKING WHEN I ASKED A FLIGHT ATTENDANT FRIEND TO PICK UP ONE OF NEIL’S SECRET AUTOGRAPHED COPIES FROM THE JFK AIRPORT BUT THEY ACTUALLY FOUND ONE AND OH MY GOD OH MY GOD
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They probably still have some. Whenever I pass the Hudsons in the JFK airport Delta Terminal, Terminal 4 (it’s by Gate 32), I sign copies. Sometimes I even tell them I’m signing copies. I’m glad they bring joy to people.

thisisthestuffthatilike:

I WAS PRETTY MUCH JOKING WHEN I ASKED A FLIGHT ATTENDANT FRIEND TO PICK UP ONE OF NEIL’S SECRET AUTOGRAPHED COPIES FROM THE JFK AIRPORT BUT THEY ACTUALLY FOUND ONE AND OH MY GOD OH MY GOD

neil-gaiman

They probably still have some. Whenever I pass the Hudsons in the JFK airport Delta Terminal, Terminal 4 (it’s by Gate 32), I sign copies. Sometimes I even tell them I’m signing copies. I’m glad they bring joy to people.

audreybenjaminsen:

I read Neil Gaiman’s “Ocean at the End of the Lane” this summer, and It completely got me back into reading. 
This is my interpretation of one of the “Hunger Birds,” the willfully aggressive, world devouring varmints. When something is out of hand, or out of place, they devour.
They are the Cleaners. 
The image of them was so clear to me, that I couldn’t help but try to put it on paper. 
I also read that Focus Features will be adapting this story into a film that will be produced by Tom hanks and directed by Joe Wright. I would very much love to be a part of that. 
 

This is so beautiful, and so much like the Hunger Birds inside of my head.

audreybenjaminsen:

I read Neil Gaiman’s “Ocean at the End of the Lane” this summer, and It completely got me back into reading. 

This is my interpretation of one of the “Hunger Birds,” the willfully aggressiveworld devouring varmints. When something is out of hand, or out of place, they devour.

They are the Cleaners. 

The image of them was so clear to me, that I couldn’t help but try to put it on paper. 

I also read that Focus Features will be adapting this story into a film that will be produced by Tom hanks and directed by Joe Wright. I would very much love to be a part of that. 

 

This is so beautiful, and so much like the Hunger Birds inside of my head.

This is wonderful…

It’s the poster (which moves) for the UK edition of THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, out on Thursday. Click on it and be made happy.

http://www.teainteractive.com/clients/ocean/

sassyfrasscircus:

sometimes you have to ignore everything and bust out some fanart. The Hempstocks from Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane! —jb

Wonderful. I think this is the first all-Hempstock fanart I’ve seen…

sassyfrasscircus:

sometimes you have to ignore everything and bust out some fanart. The Hempstocks from Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane! —jb

Wonderful. I think this is the first all-Hempstock fanart I’ve seen…

annemeier:

I think I’m officially done now with the first quarter of my illustration senior thesis.  The overall project is to do four different book jackets for books that I really love, and the first one I chose is The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.  I knew right off the bat that I wanted to do a Neil Gaiman book, but it was a tough choice deciding which one.  My favorite book is Neverwhere, but I already did a book jacket for that last year (which I actually got to give to Neil when he visited UArts!!). I also thoughtt of Coraline, but I just feel like, at this point, so many great artists have had their hands on it already that I didn’t know if I could avoid their influence and create something really original.  In the end I went with this book because I think it is kinda unexplored territory in the art world, and so many of the creatures in it are abstracted in a way that I thought would be a really fun challenge to represent.  Also, it’s just an amazing book, haha.  

The drawing I did here is supposed to represent the hunger birds.  From the description in the book, I imagined them as…a grey area between a flock of vultures and a mass of ominous shadows, I spose you’d say, haha.  The moon is supposed to represent Old Mrs. Hempstock shining through the birds.  At first, I also had the children’s hands emerging from the feathers to hold on to each other because I think that was a really wonderful childlike thing in the book that the main character would always be safe as long as he held Lettie’s hand. I think that says a lot about the bravery and strength children have in the face of daunting adult problems. Anyway, my teacher told me to take the hands out for compositional reasons, and annoyingly, as is often the case with teachers, I believe he was right, haha.  I decided to include both versions here though so that you can make up your mind for yourself. At least you can all say to yourselves “Hmm, that was a good thought” even if it wasn’t executed that well;)  

So that’s pretty much all I have to say about that.  I hope you like it!  If you haven’t read the book yet, then I recommend it, and don’t forget to look out for future book jackets (by me) for The Book of Lost ThingsAbarat, and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making.

Definitely moodier without the hands…

gto12llll:

Ух, ребята! В ноябре АСТ выпускает последний роман Геймана.

The Russian cover for THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE!

gto12llll:

Ух, ребята! В ноябре АСТ выпускает последний роман Геймана.

The Russian cover for THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE!