The Sandman: King of Dreams

The Sandman King of Dreams The first and only comic book to receive the World Fantasy Award The Sandman continues to break new ground in the comic book medium and beyond Author Alisa Kwitney explores its beginnings and chronic

  • Title: The Sandman: King of Dreams
  • Author: Alisa Kwitney Neil Gaiman
  • ISBN: 9780811835923
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The first and only comic book to receive the World Fantasy Award, The Sandman continues to break new ground in the comic book medium and beyond Author Alisa Kwitney explores its beginnings and chronicles the comic s emergence as a unique and undeniable force in the literary world Richly illustrated, this history shows how Gaiman and The Sandman s gifted artists, such asThe first and only comic book to receive the World Fantasy Award, The Sandman continues to break new ground in the comic book medium and beyond Author Alisa Kwitney explores its beginnings and chronicles the comic s emergence as a unique and undeniable force in the literary world Richly illustrated, this history shows how Gaiman and The Sandman s gifted artists, such as Dave McKean and Yoshitaka Amano, create a haunting and haunted main character who wields immense power With illustrations never before published, behind the scenes stories, handwritten notes, and interviews with Gaiman himself, this volume is a true testament to the dream king and his creator.

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    About “Alisa Kwitney Neil Gaiman”

    1. Alisa Kwitney Neil Gaiman

      I m the author of YA, graphic novels and novels for adults who still feel young, at least most of the time.My latest books are Cadaver Queen from Harlequin Teen, a Feminist Frankenstein meets Grey s Anatomy tale, and Mystik U from DC Comics, which features Zatanna and other magical characters in their first year at college My first novel, Till the Fat Lady Sings, is also about college and romance and eating disorders It was my thesis at Columbia University s MFA Program, where I felt like an outlier for liking comic books and romance as much as literature I was an editor at Vertigo, the mature dark fantasy branch of DC Comics, before going freelance I ve also written two hormonal werewolf books as Alisa Sheckley I live in an old house in Rhinebeck, NY with my husband, my cat, and the occasional visiting skunk.aka Alisa Sheckley

    101 thoughts on “The Sandman: King of Dreams”

    1. Its a nice book, but if I wanted a picture book of sandman I'd just go to my bookshelf and wellad the damn thing. That said its nicely done, and the text is ok for moving things along. No beef with anything, just "ok", nice easy reading. If you're really interested in the series, I'd strongly recommend the book by Hy Bender which is half synopsis/commentary and half interviews with Neil Gaiman.


    2. Basically this is just a best ofaning that it highlights cover art and scenes. It also summarizes all of this material by volume.


    3. It's like getting re-acquainted with an old friend.You laugh at the sappy moments, cry at the happy ones. Nostalgic, you shed a tear as you realize how you had to bid farewell.


    4. Awesome art, interesting tidbits of info, and a revealing & really clever intro from Gaiman, himself - definitely worth a look, especially for those new to "The Sandman"!


    5. I think this book is perfect for what it is--basically a coffee-table companion book to The Sandman. It's not incredibly insightful or eye-opening or world-changingbut it is a highlight of some of the best parts of The Sandman with some interesting tidbits thrown in, surrounded by many cool sketches and drawings and pages from the comic itself. And I don't think there's anything wrong with that--in fact, as should be obvious from the 5-star rating, I love it. I also love how there's more in-dept [...]


    6. Still reading this as I reread my way through the Sandman stories, but I'm tired of having it show on my to-read list indefinitely.The sections on early volumes are informative and interesting, with lots of information on earlier comics drawn on by Sandman and influences. I knew most of the mythology/literature side, but I picked up this companion because I wanted to know the comics side, which is from an era of comics I don't know much about.Unfortunately, the companion doesn't maintain the sam [...]


    7. An incomplete Cliff’s Notes disguised as an art book/study of a great piece of graphic literature.Sure, there are some great single images, but most of the art is panels or entire pages from the graphic novel, things you’ve already seen and probably have in your possession.The comments and analysis reads a lot like a book report. You get a small recap of what each volume is about with some comments and interpretations but no new information apart from anecdotes from the production side of th [...]


    8. No matter how many non-fiction books I read about the Sandman series, I always find something new in their pages. In this book the best bits are in the pictures, specifically the rather large collection of Sandman-inspired art from elsewhere than the series. Many of the pictures are by artists who worked on the Sandman comics, but since ther eis very little standalone art in the books (and the normal resting place for standalone art - the covers - are all done by Dave McKean) this book gives the [...]


    9. This isn't the whole series but is a book about the series with lots of sample pages. It follows the original sequence and we see the characters as they were introduced. The artwork, by several artist, is remarkable and quite enough to send a new reader out to see what remains of this wonderful work. The only reason it wasn't 5 stars is the frustration level created by knowing that it will be sheer luck or great labour that will bring forth any of the original material.


    10. This is a "special features" book, overviewing Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" chronicles; I haven't yet read the Sandman books, but if I hadn't already planned to, this book would have gotten me interested. There is some very lovely artwork included, interesting background on the development of and inspiration for the stories and characters, and what I really like, no fan-snobbery. It's an equal-opportunity welcome.


    11. This is a pretty book, but it's very short on content. I thought it would have more behind-the-scenes information, but really it's mostly just a synopsis of the entire Sandman series. The artwork is very nice, though, and somewhat makes up for the lack of substance. I'm really glad, though, that I only paid a fraction of the cover price of $35.


    12. This is a 'coffee table' book, full of beautiful color excerpts from the series, as well as other graphics.Alisa's synopses of the series is a more concise and 'to-the-point' version than Hy Bender's version, which is still the most definitive. This would be the one to show someone who has never seen or heard of the King of Dreams. --From A Reader's Journal, by d r melbie.


    13. maybe unfair for me to rate this book. I just cant seem to get in the flow of reading graphic novels. Sometimes I read out of order, other times I don't look at the pictures closely enough, and miss things. I can't tell the difference between some characters. There must be a flaw in my brainI just can't seem to enjoy them.


    14. It was a great overview of the entire series. I felt that it could have delved just a little bit deeper and packed a little bit more analysis and content into it. However, it makes the series accessible to old and new, and is a very nice work of art to have out for the guests. I would recommend this book.


    15. Its a gift one can give to a Sandman series fan and that's about it. There is nothing more to it than it looks good on bookshelf with other Sandman books.Its pretty much a book with pictures, a storyline that's mundane and some great art work.


    16. A wonderful peek into some of the thinking and design behind the brilliant Sandman comics. My only complaint is that there wasn't more content, but what there is provides a wonderful view into Gaiman's brilliance.


    17. I've always wanted to read Sandman. I inherited this book, and it has only peaked my curiosity all the more.This is a beautifully illustrated and narrated teaser. I can't wait to really dive into some of these storkies


    18. This was actually my first Sandman book. I initially thought it was a compilation of several volumes but was surprised to find out that it was in fact the "history" of The Sandman. Great coffee table book, though.


    19. I enjoyed seeing the art work included here, which was not a part of the graphic novels. I am very intrigued by the story cycle in the Sandman graphic novels, so it was nice to read about some of the back story.



    20. I was using this book for a paper. I technically couldn't finish it without getting spoilers either, so a good portion of it will have to be saved for later.





    21. Meh. Why read a retrospective when you can read the series? Just a fancy cash-grab. I'm glad I didn't pay for this.





    22. This basically a "highlights & overview" of a great comic series I was somewhat familiar with. I suppose it did it's job in that I would like to read the complete,entire,& whole series.



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