Art of Neil Gaiman
Author: Hayley Campbell
Foreword: Audrey Niffenegger
Publisher/Date: UK: Ilex (c. 2014) 2nd printing.
Format/Condition: New hardcover book in Fine condition. 320 pages, bibliography. Dimensions: 8.4 x 10.4 x 1 inches. Profusely illustrated in color and black-and-white.
Description: With unprecedented access to Neil Gaiman’s personal archives, author Hayley Campbell gives an insider’s glimpse into the artistic inspirations and musings of one of the world’s most visionary writers.
Over the last twenty-five years, Neil Gaiman has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own. A master of several genres, including, but not limited to, bestselling novels such as "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" and "American Gods", children’s books, groundbreaking comics and graphic novels like "The Sandman and Death: The High Cost of Living," it’s no wonder Gaiman has been called a rock star of the literary world. From big screen fantasies like "Coraline" to small screen epics like "Doctor Who"—as well as short stories, songwriting, radio plays, journalism, and filmmaking—there are few creative avenues Neil Gaiman hasn't ventured down.
Now, for the first time, Gaiman reveals the inspiration behind his signature artistic motifs, giving author Hayley Campbell, a friend of Gaiman's since she was a small child, a rare, in-depth look at the contents of his personal notebooks and early work, even some of his abandoned projects. Campbell spent many months rummaging through his attic to compile this remarkable album of manuscripts, notes, cartoons, drawings, and personal photographs, a biographical smorgasbord for Gaiman fans and anyone interested in seeing a hugely creative mind at work.
The result is a startling, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of one of the world’s most creative visionaries. The book is the first comprehensive, full-color examination of Gaiman’s work to date, tracing the genesis of his creative life as a starving journalist in the UK to his life as a successful comic book writer and, ultimately, a bestselling novelist.
Complete with running commentary, interview text, and annotated material that contextualizes the visual material, this deluxe compendium contains never-before-seen material and promises to be every bit as inspired as Gaiman is himself.