The Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission Street in San Francisco, will be hosting an evening with illustrator J.H. Williams III as part of the ongoing Sandman 25th Anniversary exhibition. Williams is illustrating the new Neil Gaiman authored Sandman miniseries and has contributed a number of unpublished pieces of work from the series to the museum. In a recent blog post Williams said the museum will be displaying more images for the March 15 event. The event starts at 7 p.m. and more details will be announced soon.
In other Cartoon Art Museum/Sandman news preorders are now being accepted for the exhibition catalog Grains of Sandman: 25 Years of Sandman. According to the museum’s website:
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.
The catalog will come in various editions which are detailed here.