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The Artistry of Neil Gaiman: Finding Light in the Shadows

Joseph Michael Sommers and Kyle Eveleth

Abstract

Neil Gaiman (1960-present) currently reigns in the literary world 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 DC/ Vertigo series, The Sandman, Gaiman quickly became equally-renowned in literary circles for works such as Neverwhere, Coraline, the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, etc. award-winning American Gods, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning The Graveyard Book. For adults, for children, for the comic reader to the viewer of the BBC's Doctor Who, Gaiman's writi ... More

Keywords: Gaiman, Liminality, Comics, Picture books, “Make Good Art”

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496821645
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496821645.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Michael Sommers, editor
Central Michigan University

Kyle Eveleth, editor
University of Kentucky

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Contents

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The Lighter Side of Neil Gaiman

Dreaming the Universe

Kristine Larsen

“No Light, but Rather Darkness Visible”: Illuminating Gaiman’s Murkier Pages

At the Edge of the Barely Perceptible

Christopher D. Kilgore

Inverted Spaces

Züleyha Çetiner-Öktem

Gaiman’s Brumous Boundaries and the Liminal Space

The Shadow or the Self

Lanette Cadle

Damsels in Deep Rest no More

Danielle Russell

Queering Space in Neil Gaiman’s Illustrated Works

Renata Lucena Dalmaso and Thayse Madella

Weaving New Dreams From Old Cloth

Anna Katrina Gutierrez

“The World Always Seems Brighter When You’ve Just Made Something that Wasn’t There Before”: Afterthoughts, Filters, and Interviews

Coda

Joe Sutlif Sanders

Interviews

The Art of Adaptation

Kyle Eveleth and Joseph Michael Somers

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