The Cartoon Art Museum To Release Grains of Sand: 25 Years of The Sandman Exhibition Catalog In April 2014


The Cartoon Art Museum proudly presents the official Grains of Sand: 25 Years of The Sandman exhibition catalog. This 144-page full-color catalog showcases over 100 pieces from the museum exhibition, reproduced in full color to capture every detail of the original artwork. Highlights include more than 20 pages from the groundbreaking first issue of Sandman; eight pages from “The Sound of Her Wings,” featuring the first appearance of Death from Sandman #8; full-color paintings by Yoshitaka Amano, Barron Storey, J.H. Williams III, and series cover artist Dave McKean; beautiful, unretouched pencil artwork by famed illustrator Michael Zulli; and highlights from Neil Gaiman’s personal collection of Sandman artwork.

Grains of Sand features new text pieces by Sandman co-creators Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg as well as Sandman: Overture artist J.H. Williams III.  Dringenberg and Kieth have collaborated on an original bookplate for this catalog, and additional bookplates by Williams III and Gaiman will also be available. Catalogs may be ordered through Guestlist:

Grains of Sand will be available in the following editions:

– Preludes and Nocturnes:  The 144-page catalog featuring over 100 full-color reproductions of Sandman original artwork.  $40, plus $10 shipping and handling.

– The Doll’s House:  The 144-page catalog plus an exclusive bookplate signed by Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg.  $75, plus $10 shipping and handling.

– Dream Country:  The 144-page catalog plus an exclusive bookplate signed by J.H. Williams III.  $75, plus $10 shipping and handling.

– Season of Mists:  The 144-page catalog plus an exclusive bookplate signed by Neil Gaiman (artist to be announced), plus the Kieth & Dringenberg and Williams III bookplates.  The first 25 orders will also include an exclusive print illustrated and signed by Worlds’ End artists Gary Amaro and Steve Leialoha.  $125, plus $10 shipping and handling.


The catalogs are expected to arrive at the Cartoon Art Museum in mid-April, and orders will be filled at that time.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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