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Sandman Writer Neil Gaiman Taking 6 Month Break On His Social-Media Accounts To Concentrate On Writing

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Author Neil Gaiman will temporarily bid adieu to his millions of followers on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Google+ as he takes a break from social media to focus on his upcoming projects.

“I’ll be taking about six months off,” Gaiman told The Guardian, “a sabbatical from social media so I can concentrate on my day job: making things up.” The break starts this month.

In 2013 alone, Gaiman released two best-selling books: “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” (named the National Book Award’s 2013 book of the year), and “Fortunately, the Milk.”

He also published a prequel comic “The Sandman: Overture,” not to mention guest writing episodes for the hit sci-fi TV show “Doctor Who” and his frequent book readings and tours.

It will be interesting to see how much more the prolific writer can accomplish when he’s not regularly tweeting.

“I feel that I’m getting too dependent on phones, on Twitter,” he told The Guardian. “It’s a symbiotic relationship. That instant ability to find things out, to share. I want to see what happens when I take some time off.”

Fans worried they’ll get the shakes from Gaiman withdrawals shouldn’t fret yet. While Gaiman will be absent from his official social-media channels, he still promises to keep everyone updated on his life occasionally through his personal blog at NeilGaiman.com.

“If you are used to hanging out with me on Tumblr or Twitter or Facebook, you are very welcome here,” Gaiman wrote on his blog. “Same me, only with more than 140 characters. It’ll be fun. Or it’ll be like watching someone giving up smoking.”

Reprinted from CNET

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt May Direct & Star In Sandman Film

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According to Deadline, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is finalizing a deal to produce Sandman at Warner Bros with David Goyer, who pitched his treatment for the Neil Gaiman comic book classic. 

It has been rumored that Gordon-Levitt might direct and star as the protagonist. They will hire a writer shortly.

The Sandman series shifts between horror and fantasy, and the central character is Morpheus, the personification of dreams. After being held captive 70 years, Morpheus escapes, gains revenge and rebuilds his crumbling kingdom while trying to adapt to the times.

Gordon-Levitt next stars in another seminal graphic novel-based film, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, which Robert Rodriguez and creator Frank Miller helmed.

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Gallery Nucleus Presents A Handful of Dust 25 Years of Sandman Opening On November 23, 2013

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Gallery Nucleus is proud to present A Handful of Dust 25 Years of Sandman, an exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of DC Comics’ and Neil Gaiman’s critically acclaimed comic book series, The Sandman

With last month’s inaugural issue of Overture, the talented writer picks up the pen once more for his highly anticipated return to The Sandman in what may truly be a dream come true for fans of the franchise.

Hosting a storied collection of artists who have contributed to the groundbreaking narrative (including Mike Dringenberg, Dave McKean, J.H. Williams III, Marc Hempel, Michael Zulli, Yoshitaka Amano and more)—alongside tribute work from some other impressive talents!

A Handful of Dust will spotlight the characters, imagery and magic which breathed life into Neil Gaiman’s fantastic storytelling and helped drive the cult success of the series.

Coinciding with the release of Overture, Gallery Nucleus is privileged to partake in the continued history of Neil Gaiman’s enduring work during its 25th anniversary.

The opening reception will be on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 7PM until 10PM. The artwork will be on display from November 23rd until December 8, 2013.

Gallery Nucleus
210 E Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626)458-7477

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Sandman Paint Study by JH Williams III

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Dream by Marc Hempel

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A Conclave of The Endless by Michael Allred

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The King of All Night Dreaming by Yoshi

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Death by Dave McKean

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Death by Jill Thompson

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Death by Mike Dringenberg

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Dream Regains His Helm by Sam Keith

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The Sandman Omnibus Silver Edition Autographed By Neil Gaiman

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This stunning commemorative set celebrates the 25th anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. Collecting all 75 issues of the groundbreaking series in two deluxe hardcover volumes, this omnibus edition features artwork from some of the industry’s greatest illustrators, including Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Kelley Jones, Jill Thompson, Shawn McManus, Marc Hempel, and Michael Zulli.

The unique features of the The Sandman Omnibus Silver Edition ($500) include an exquisitely illustrated slipcase, silver-finished covers, silver-gilded pages, and a Sandman art page personally signed by Neil Gaiman. Truly a work of art in its own right, this set is strictly limited to a single production run and each copy will ship numbered as one of only five hundred produced.

One of the most popular and critically acclaimed graphic novels of all time, The Sandman has set the standard for mature lyrical fantasy in graphic storytelling. The series is a rich blend of modern and ancient mythology in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, and this remarkable new edition is the ideal collectible for any Sandman fan.

Click here for more information and how to order one of your very own.

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Rolling Stone Q&A With Neil Gaiman About The Return of Sandman

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Twenty-five years after Neil Gaiman broke through with his classic series ‘The Sandman,’ DC’s Vertigo imprint is bringing it back in a limited run this fall.

“Well, one pretty obvious question that nobody actually asked when the comic book came out was basically why was the Sandman so easy to catch,” Gaiman says of deciding to go back to the beginning of the story now.

Click HERE to read the full Q&A at Rolling Stone. The Sandman: Overture # 1 arrives on Wednesday October 30, 2013.

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Miracleman Returns: Marvel To Publish Ground-Breaking Original Series & New Stories By Neil Gaiman

Long out of print, Marvel Comics is pleased to announce that the stories that injected new levels of sophistication into the super hero genre will finally see the light of day once again! Starting this January, Marvel will begin publishing the legendary run of Miracleman by the original creators that began in Warrior Magazine and continued under now defunct publisher Eclipse Comics!

Fans lucky enough to have read these trailblazing stories when they were originally produced have often referred to this legendary run on Miracleman as “the lost Watchmen,” and Marvel is proud to finally bring these incredible comics to an audience that has clamored for them.

“We’ve been working with the Miracleman artists to obtain original artwork or photostats in every instance possible, and then applying the same painstaking restoration methods and rigorous quality standards that are utilized on the Marvel Masterworks line. The Marvel Special Projects team have even been developing some new techniques specifically for this project. These Miracleman issues will receive the most advanced restoration possible to ensure the most authentic reading experience,” says SVP of Marvel Publishing David Gabriel. “The art is crisp, clear, and looks as good – if not better than the day it was published! Also, the stories are being completely relettered to meet today’s standards.”

Making these stories available to an entirely new generation is one thing – but following the original groundbreaking run, the epic more than 30 years in the making will reach it’s cataclysmic conclusion! You heard correctly – Marvel will also be publishing all-new Miracleman stories from legendary creators Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham! Long left unfinished, Gaiman and Buckingham’s famous storyline will ultimately see the light of day!

“The tragedy of Miracleman was that we published two issues, wrote three and a half – and then it all stopped,” Gaiman said, in an interview with Marvel.com. “And Miracleman #25 has been sitting in the darkness – nobody has seen it. It was drawn, it was written, it was lettered over 20 years ago.”

Re-presented in serialized form, each issue of Miracleman features additional content including new art, interviews with the creators as well as new covers from some of the industry’s most legendary artists! Look for Miracleman #1 in print and digital this January!

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Neil Gaiman on Sandman: Overture

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In this exclusive Con Away From Con video recorded at San Diego Comic-Con 2013, internationally acclaimed author Neil Gaiman and artist J.H. Williams III discuss The Sandman: Overture, the eagerly awaited new miniseries that marks the author’s return to the iconic fantasy series.

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Neil Gaiman Announces His First Video Game, Wayward Manor

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Critically-acclaimed, best-selling author Neil Gaiman (“The Ocean at the End of the Lane,” “The Sandman” series of graphic novels, “American Gods,” “The Graveyard Book” and “Coraline”) today announced the launch of his first-ever video game, Wayward Manor. Set in a 1920s Victorian Gothic pastoral estate, Wayward Manor players unravel the mystery of a ghost (player) seeking a peaceful after-life. After a remarkable cast of characters moves into Wayward Manor and wakes him from his post-mortem slumbers, the ghost must find ever-more inventive and brilliant ways to scare them away. As the ghost learns more about the living characters, he also learns more about his own death and after-life, and the danger they are all facing. Wayward Manor will be available just in time for the holidays on PC, Mac, and tablets.

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“For quite a while there’s been a story that I’ve wanted to tell, something inspired by the kinds of films that I loved when I was a kid,” said Gaiman. “But I kept running into the same problem: it didn’t really feel like a novel. It felt like something that you would have to experience yourself. So today, I’m proud to announce my first-ever game, Wayward Manor.”

Wayward Manor is being developed by The Odd Gentleman (The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom), an award-winning independent video game studio, in conjunction with Moonshark, a game publisher co-founded by Creative Artists Agency (CAA). The release is supported by a unique, exclusive presale campaign, offering rewards for fans including limited-edition merchandise, the opportunity to name a game character, and even a private dinner with Gaiman, among others. Presale orders are now being accepted at www.WhoHauntsNeil.com.

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First Look At The New Sandman Cover By Dave McKean & Page 1 Interior By J.H. Williams III

Neil Gaiman’s Sandman gets an intense spotlight this week at Comic-Con International with a silver anniversary celebration and new details about Sandman: Overture No. 1, the October release that marks Gaiman’s first Morpheus story since 1996.

Entertainment Weekly posted two First Look images from that first issue below — the Dave McKean cover and the page one interior art by J.H. Williams III.

Read more HERE

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Neil Gaiman On The Spooky Art of Writing

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The same day Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean At the End of the Lane hit No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list the author’s book tour made a stop at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Ca., where he was joined onstage by Entertainment Weekly’s Geoff Boucher for a lively 80-minute conversation about the spooky art of writing.

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Gaiman did a reading from the slender new release and (in a surprise) also from Fortunately, the Milk, an endearingly daft children’s book due in September.

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The event, put on by Live Talks LA, is presented in its entirety below and reveals the unexpected path of The Ocean at the End of the Lane and the reason its protagonist resembles the author far more than the central characters in his best-known works, which include Coraline, The Graveyard Book, Stardust, Neverwhere, American Gods and The Sandman series for Vertigo and DC Comics.

Watch the event video HERE.

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