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THE ARTISTRY OF NEIL GAIMAN Finding Light in the Shadows

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THE ARTISTRY OF NEIL GAIMAN Finding Light in the Shadows

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Edited by Joseph Michael Sommers and Kyle Eveleth. Despite Neil Gaiman’s incredible contributions to comics, his work remains underrepresented in comics studies. Here thirteen essays and two interviews, by a host of writers including the two editors, examine Gaiman's works, his frequent collaborators P. Craig Russell, Dave McKean, and his many other illustrators. This examines qualities that make his work unique in his eschewing of typical categories, his proclamations to “make good art,” and his own constant efforts to do so however the genres and audiences may slip into one another. Modestly illustrated with b&w reproductions.

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Despite Neil Gaiman’s incredible contributions to comics, his work remains underrepresented in comics studies. Here thirteen essays and two interviews, by a host of writers including the two editors, examine Gaiman's works, his frequent collaborators P. Craig Russell, Dave McKean, and his many other illustrators. This examines qualities that make his work unique in his eschewing of typical categories, his proclamations to “make good art,” and his own constant efforts to do so however the genres and audiences may slip into one another. Modestly illustrated with b&w reproductions.

Neil Gaiman (b. 1960) reigns as one of the most critically decorated and popular authors of the last fifty years. Perhaps best known as the writer of the Harvey, Eisner, and World Fantasy–award winning series The Sandman, Gaiman quickly became equally renowned in literary circles for Neverwhere, Coraline, and award-winning American Gods, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie Medal–winning The Graveyard Book. For adults, children, comics readers, and viewers of the BBC’s Doctor Who, Gaiman’s writing has crossed the borders of virtually all media, making him a celebrity around the world.

The Artistry of Neil Gaiman forms a complicated picture of a man who always seems fully assembled virtually from the start of his career, but only came to feel comfortable in his own voice far later in life.

My lack of a recommendation is not a reflection on this new book--I just haven't read it, so I don't generally recommend unless I know more about it, or have read it. It looks like a great item for serious Gaiman fans, with serious studies of several of his best comics series, and his own take on creating them.

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Item Code ARTNG
Publisher University of Mississippi Press
Publish Date 2019
ISBN 9781496821652
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x9
# Pages 300pg
Color Text/b&w
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