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Neil Gaiman and Eddie Campbell bringing “The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains” to San Francisco

Neil Gaiman will be at San Francisco’s Warfield on June 25 performing his short story “The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains.” The author will be reading his short story while illustrator Eddie Campbell (illustrator on Alan Moore’s From Hell) draws and the FourPlay String Quartet perform an original score. Gaiman, Campbell, and the quartet first performed “The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains” at the Sydney Opera House in 2010 as part of the Graphic Festival. The opera house has a highlights video about the performance. This will be the first tiNeil-Gaiman-126-600x400me the piece has been performed in the United States and coincides with the release of a hardcover edition of the story.

Tickets are now on sale at the Warfield’s website.

Photo from Forbidden Planet International.

Cartoon Art Museum to host an evening with J.H. Williams III

Sandman Overture CoverThe 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 Williams is illustrating the new Neil Gaiman authored Sandman miniseries and has contributed a number of unpublished pieces of work from the series to the museum.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.

Mission to host Sandman 25th Anniversary group art show

Sandman Art ShowMany comic retailers have worried about how they’ll continue momentum started with the release of Sandman: Overture after it was announced issue two would be delayed until late February. Mission: Comics and Art, 3520 20th Street in San Francisco, has an answer. The shop will be hosting a group art show dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. More than two dozen artists will be showcasing their artistic interpretation of Gaiman’s groundbreaking comic book series. The show, curated by Daisy Church, will kickoff with an opening reception on January 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. The art will be featured in the store’s gallery space until February 15. There’s a complete list of participating artists at sandmanartshow.tumblr.com.

This seems like a good opportunity to remind folks in the bay area that the Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission Street in San Francisco, has been hosting a Sandman exhibition that runs until March 16.

Cartoon Art Museum to feature Sandman artist Mike Dringenberg

dreamSan Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum continues it’s 25th Anniversary celebration of Neil Gaiman’s seminal comic book series Sandman on December 14th with an evening with artist Mike Dringenberg. From the ticket page:

Mike Dringenberg inked the first issues of Sandman, which were penciled by Sam Kieth.  When Kieth left the book, Dringenberg took over as penciler, illustrating some of the series’ most memorable issues, designing several major characters, and setting the artistic tone for the book with his understated, realistic style.  The most notable issue of Dringenberg’s tenure was the eighth issue of Sandman, “The Sound of Her Wings,” which introduced the Sandman’s sister, Death.  Dringenberg also created what is perhaps the most widely seen Sandman illustration of all, a poster depicting The Endless, which was prominently featured in the popular TV program Roseanne, adorning Darlene Conner’s bedroom in the early 1990s.

On Saturday, December 14, Dringenberg will discuss his tenure on Sandman with Ryan Graff, co-curator of the Cartoon Art Museum’s Sandman retrospective Grains of Sand and designer of the museum’s forthcoming Sandman exhibition catalog.  Although the catalog will not yet be available for purchase, the Cartoon Art Museum will offer a limited edition original bookplate penciled by Mike Dringenberg, inked by Sam Kieth, and signed by both artists as a special keepsake of this historic exhibition.

There are a series of ticket levels for the event including a $250 level which grants you the opportunity to have dinner with Dringenberg and CAM co-curator Ryan Graff.


The Cartoon Art Museum teases Sandman 25th Anniversary exhibition

sandman issue1The Cartoon Art Museum will be saying “farewell” to Metropolis on September 29 and “hello” to The Dreaming on October 5. In conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of Sandman the museum will be featuring a Sandman exhibition running from October 5 until March 16. There’s currently very little information available regarding the exhibition beyond a small teaser on the museum’s website. Starting on October 30, Vertigo will be launching a new Sandman miniseries featuring the art of J.H.Williams III. The new series will tell the story of Dream before he was imprisoned by the Order of Ancient Mysteries in 1916.

The addition of Sandman to the exhibition roster makes it a big year for Sam Keith at the museum. From February until June the museum featured a retrospective for the artist best known for his groundbreaking series The Maxx. Keith, the artist on the first five issues of Sandman, has been credited (along with inker Mike Dringenberg) by series author Neil Gaiman as having one of the most important roles in the series by helping to create “the look.”

We’ll have more information on the exhibition as it becomes available.

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