When we hold each other, in the darkness, it doesn’t make the darkness go away. The bad things are still out there. The nightmares still walking. When we hold each other we feel not safe, but better. “It’s all right” we whisper, “I’m here, I love you.” and we lie: “I’ll never leave you.” For just a moment or two the darkness doesn’t seem so bad.
—  Neil Gaiman, Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days
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"Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman and Kyle Cassidy sign copies of The Bed Song Book"

That’s one of their lies! I genuinely don’t think that there are any real grown-ups. I think we are kids in drag. We are all wearing grown-up drag, and we’re all fooling each other. ‘Cuz you look around, and you go, ‘Okay, well, he’s definitely a grown-up. She’s a grown-up. I’m pretty sure that’s a grown-up over there’—you get into their heads, they’re going, ‘No, I’m twelve.’ But nobody knows! So it’s okay.
—  Neil Gaiman, vastly improving my terrified mood one interview at a time
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book meme: [2/10 series/books] → stardust by neil gaiman

Still, he was alive, and the wind was in his hair, and the cloud was scudding through the sky like a galleon at full sail. Looking out over the world from above, he could never remember feeling so alive as he did at that moment. There was a skyness to the sky and a nowness to the world that he had never seen or felt or realised before.

Various prophecies say the Antichrist has to arise first,” said Anathema. “Agnes says he. I can’t spot him-“
“Or her,” said Newt.
“What?”
“Could be a her,” said Newt. “This is the twentieth century, after all. Equal opportunities.
—  Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett - Good Omens
March's Day
  • March:I will murder your brothers.
  • Girlfriend:My love, I will lend you the knife.
  • March:I just - (frustrated noise)
  • Girlfriend:I did warn you, dearest.
  • March:How do you lose a dozen boxes of books and dresses?! HOW?!
  • Girlfriend:If you like, I'll kill the little berks and sell off their organs so I can buy you some new books and dresses.
  • March:My Neil Gaiman-signed Good Omens was in one of those boxes.
  • Girlfriend:I'll kidnap Neil Gaiman for you, my love, how about that?

Michael Zulli
Sandman 70
"Which Occurs in The Wake of What Has Gone Before"
August 1995
Pencil on board
This was the first page illustrated by Zulli, as a test to see if a comic book could be printed directly from his pencil artwork.
From the collection of Gilles Chenel

On Friday, I indicated that I will post another image from the Cartoon Art Museum's Sandman exhibit (held earlier this year), and here it is.

This is the third installment in a series of photographs taken at that exhibit. My previous two entries are available for viewing at the links below. Additional photos are forthcoming. In compliance with the museum’s no flash photography policy, all of my shots were taken in less-than-ideal lighting conditions. I’m doing what I can to clean the shots up via Photoshop prior to uploading them to tumblr., but the bottom line is, these are photographs, not flatbed scans. Wayward glares and reflections are par for the course. If you look carefully at the above image, you can probably see my legs being reflected near the bottom left corner.

The Endless: Still Life With Cats

Sandman vol. 1, issue 1, page no. 1: Sleep of the Just

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I freakin’ love Powell’s even more because they do this thing where if you were about to get a used book but its out…. they swap you a brand new book to read… to which I was like, COOL. I was going to get a used hardcover of The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman but I love this brand new softcover <3 BUT WAIT THAT’S NOT ALL

THE BOOK WAS SIGNED BY NEIL GAIMAN?! LIKE WHAT? I’m pretty sure that’s an “N” and a “G”…. holy moly if it is his autograph, I got so lucky! I’ve been wanting a book signed by him for ages!!!

Ahhhhh!!! <3 It is a wonderful day for a book lover and collector~ 

[edit: I ordered the book from Powells.com - it’s a lovely bookstore located in Portland, Oregon!]

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