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1. AMERICAN GODS and ASH vs. EVIL DEAD are headed to SDCC

Photo courtesy of Entertainment WeeklyStarz unveils two of their big panels for SDCC

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2. Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 6/27/16: Stephen King, George RR Martin and Neil Gaiman walk into a writer’s workshop…

§ Webcomic of the day: “Your lack Friend” by Ben Passmore. Just read it. It’s an excerpt of a longer work that will be sold at MICE in Boston, Ripexpo in Providence and NOCAZ Fest in New Orleans, and available online from .Radiator Comics.   § This kept coming into my inbox: a Spidey Zine […]

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3. Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously to premiere on Vimeo in June

Respect Films new documentary following Neil Gaiman’s life and work and Ocean at the End of the Lane tour is called Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously. The movie was made over the last few years with NEil’s cooperation. Director Patrick Meaney also made the Image Revolution, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts and Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods […]

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4. Neil Gaiman Quote: True Fact!


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5. Coming Attractions: DC Announces Lots of Cool Collections for the Holidays!

lil gotham croppedIt’s that time of year again…  DC announces their Fall trade titles! So… there’s a lot of everything here…  Bombshells, Batman, Fight Club Suicide Squad, Supergirl and Arrow and Flash, Wonder Woman, LOTS of Neil Gaiman, Absolutes and Deluxe editions and boxed sets and omnibuses, stuff for kids, a Watchmen coloring book, and lots of […]

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6. Ricky Whittle nabs lead as Shadow in Starz adaption of Gaiman’s American Gods

american-gods-1000x639Ricky Whittle will star as Shadow, the ex-con with a penchant for coin tricks who is recruited as a bodyguard by the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday as he travels the country on business of truly epic proportions, in the Starz TV adaption of Neil Gaiman's American Gods.

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7. The Dangerous Alphabet by Neil Gaiman and Gris Grimly Book Preview

This is a picture book preview for The Dangerous Alphabet by Neil Gaiman and Illustrated by Gris Grimly. This is a rhyming alphabet book. A is for…

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8. Dark Horse to publish Gaiman stories with Doran, Bá, and Moon

LGgaiman-girlsDark Horse is expanding its series of comics adaptations of short stories by Neil Gaiman with two new titles in 2016. Gabriel Moon and Fabio Bá will adapt "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" and Colleen Doran does "Troll Bridge". Dark Horse will also re-release Creatures of the Night and The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch, which were previously adapted by Michael Zulli.

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9. The Nerd Writer Will Change the Way you Look at Gaiman’s SANDMAN

Sandman-Neil-Gaiman-Morpheus-1433696433The renowned YouTube personality looks into the role Shakespeare plays in the Vertigo series.

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10. Watch, Now! : Neil Gaiman in Conversation with Junot Díaz

On November 9, 2016, Junot Díaz conversed with Neil Gaiman in celebration of the publication of The Sandman: Overture, at Congregation Beth Elohim. Gaiman discusses Overture as well as the entire history of Sandman for ninety minutes! There are a lot of amazing revelations. You don’t have to watch this… you can just listen while […]

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11. Best Selling Young Adult Books | October 2015

This month, the best selling young adult titles include books by super-talents Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell, Rainbow Rowell and Sarah Dessen.

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12. 11 New Writers Sign on to Write for Chipotle Cups and Bags

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13. Treat Yo’self to a Secret Treasure Trove of Neil Gaiman Rarities

  You’ve got your mimosas.  You’ve got your fine leather goods.  How about your rare, never-before-released Neil Gaiman Stories? The American Gods and Sandman author has teamed up with The Moth, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) and Humble Bundle to present the Humble Book Bundle: Neil Gaiman Rarities.  For the next two weeks, users can pay as […]

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14. Micky Moran Visits the Stately Beat Manor Staff Pull for 9/2/15

Team Comics Beat, the world’s most important comic book website ever to grace the internet, sought out adventure and fun after a hard work week.  However, we were graced with the appearance of Micky Moran. As soon as he entered the halls within the residence of the Stately Beat Manor we knew that he was none-other-than […]

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15. Amanda Palmer Unleashes Performance Art Piece for a Children’s Book Drive

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16. Naked, pregnant Amanda Palmer recreates Hirst statue for literacy at NYPL (nsfw)

Baby on board musician/provocateur Amanda Palmer and hubby did in waiting Neil Gaiman staged a pretty spectacular event at the New York Public Library yesterday, as the eight months pregnant Palmer recreated Damian Hirst's statue Verity with body paint. The event was well captured in social media.

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17. NYPL Launches The Staff Picks App

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18. ‘Behind the Trees’ by Amanda Palmer and Avi Ofer

A found voice memo animation.

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19. Neil Gaiman on How Stories Last

Neil GaimanWhat is the secret to a story with longevity? Author Neil Gaiman spoke about this subject during a seminar for The Long Now Foundation.

Gaiman argues that stories are alive. He feels that like all living beings, stories evolve over time; he also argues that human beings need stories which is why they tend to pass them down generation to generation.

Follow this link to listen to a SoundCloud clip that features Gaiman’s talk in its entirety. How old is your favorite story? (via brain pickings)

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20. Neil Gaiman to Write Scripts for American Gods TV Adaptation

American GodsEarlier this year, Starz gave the green light for a TV adaptation based on American Gods. Neil Gaiman, the author behind the book, will not only serve as an executive producer, but also a screenwriter.

Variety.com reports that fellow executive producer Bryan Fuller confirmed that Gaiman will write several episodes. When the announcement about the TV show was first made, Gaiman expressed that he feels “relieved and confident that my baby is in good hands.\"

Here’s more from Deadline.com: “The 2001 novel concerns a brewing war between old and new gods, with traditional gods from myth and religions steadily losing believers to deities that reflect more modern concerns, such as love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. The book centers on Shadow Moon, an ex-con hired as a bodyguard by one of those older gods trying to push back against the new gods’ successes.”

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21. Funding Increased for New York City’s 3 Library Systems

readeverywhereFor the past few months, the three library systems of New York City (the New York Public Library, the Queens Library, and the Brooklyn Public Library) have been pushing Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council for an increase in funding. The campaign has proved successful; a $43 million increase has been approved for the Fiscal Year 2016.

More than 150,000 New York library patrons sent in letters to support this cause. Several authors and celebrities also joined in this fight including Newbery Medal winner Neil Gaiman, In the Unlikely Event novelist Judy Blume, Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz, ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, Oscar-nominated actor Ethan Hawke, and Grammy-winning musician John Legend.

According to the press release, this budget increase “will allow for citywide six-day branch service, as well as an increase in hours and programming seats, more expert library staff, and more. The budget — adopted today — also includes a capital allocation of at least $300 million to libraries over 10 years, which will go towards improving, renovating, modernizing, and repairing library facilities across the city. This is the first time libraries have received such a large, long-term investment, allowing them to adequately plan for the future.”

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22. Return of the Sandman Meditations

Boomtron just published my latest Sandman Meditation, this one on Chapter Two of The Wake.

"Sandman Meditation?" you say. "That sounds ... vaguely familiar..."

In July 2010, I started writing a series of short pieces called Sandman Meditations in which I proceeded through each issue of Neil Gaiman's Sandman comic and offered whatever thoughts happened to come to mind. The idea was Jay Tomio's, and at first the Meditations were published on his Gestalt Mash site, then later Boomtron. The basic concept was that we'd see what happened when somebody without much background in comics, who'd never read Sandman before, spent time reading through it all.

I wrote 71 Meditations between July 2010 and June 2012, getting all the way up through the first installment of the last story in the regular series, The Wake. 75,000 words.

And then stopped. I read Chapter 2 of The Wake and had nothing to say. I tried writing through the lack of words, but the more I tried to write the more what I wrote nauseated me. I couldn't go on.

I got through 71 Meditations by only looking back once — in the piece on "Ramadan", I misread a word (yes, one word) and completely misunderstood the story. When Neil gently brought the mistake to our attention, I was shocked. So I went back and re-read "Ramadan" and what I'd written about it. Though in the immediate moment, I felt like a total idiot with entire chicken farms of egg on my face, I've come to cherish that mistake, because it showed just how carefully and subtly constructed so much of Sandman is, and how a simple slip in reading can make a text flip all around. It gave me a certain freedom, too. I'd always been terrified of making some dumb, obvious mistake in my reading of Sandman, because I know it's so well known by its passionate fans, and I didn't want to either let them down or annoy them. Once I made that big mistake, I felt somehow freer to go wrong, and that kind of freedom is necessary for writing. I went forward, trying hard not to think about whether I was writing well or terribly, thinking well or thinking badly, reading well or reading as if I'd never learned to read at all.

But by the 71st installment, my confidence fell apart. I was terrified that I'd written nothing but drivel, and the weight of that fear pulled me back. Why should anybody want to waste time reading what I've got to say about this? I wondered. This is a beloved series of comics, a beloved story full of beloved characters, an intricately woven tale that I'm just blundering through blindly. I couldn't do it.

Eric Schaller kept bugging me. "So are you ever going to finish your Sandman stuff?" he'd ask, and I'd change the subject.

I figured as more time passed, everybody would forget about my crazy reading experiment.

Jay Tomio remembered. I felt terrible for letting him down. He'd been so supportive, and I'd failed in the end. But he never seemed to hold it against me; he seemed to understand. It had been a long run. Boomtron went through some changes. The Meditations disappeared for a while. Then Jay started reconstructing, and so out of the blue one day I got a note: "Any chance you'd like to continue?" he asked.

I was terrified. A lot had changed. What would it mean to continue?

But continue I did, and continue I will. (I'll finish The Wake in the coming weeks, then continue on to Endless Nights. If all goes well, I think it would be fun to finish up with the recent Overture, to return full circle back to the beginning. Fingers crossed.)

As you'll see from the new piece, I thought of David Beronä, and I knew exactly what he'd say if he were here for me to ask about it. "Use the time you have," he'd say. "Do it now."

It's nice to be back.

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23. My Writing and Reading Life: Dan Scott

Dan Scott was born in Surrey, England. Growing up, he became interested in ancient Rome and his love of historical fiction provided plenty of inspiration for the adventure stories he began to write as a child. Eventually, his characters and stories developed into the action-packed Gladiator School series.

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24. J.H. Williams III Shows off Sandman: Overture Finale Art

After an interminably long time (two years, to be precise), Neil Gaiman‘s and J.H. Williams III‘s Sandman: Overture is finally coming to an end.  Issue #6, currently scheduled for release on September 30th, will wrap up the prequel mini-series.  Over the past few days, Williams III has been tweeting out some panel artwork from the book:

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25. Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer Star in Behind The Trees Video

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