Non-spoilerish discussion by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III on Sandman: Overture. Click the jump to see more.
25 years later, Neil Gaiman (writer of Sandman) returns to bring the readers, Sandman: Overture. Gaiman
talks about the humble beginnings of Sandman from the time it was published to now. Where he had a small demography of fans to now a very diverse one where women and younger fans enjoy the storytelling by Gaiman on Sandman. According to Gaiman he states this about what to expect from this new series, “What we never found out was why it was so easy to capture him, where he comes from and Gaiman was not able to tell anyone about that story until now.” You can expect Overture to be quite…strange.
J.H. Williams III (artist of Batwoman) talks a bit about the new series, and he states this about doing the book:
“I’ve been feeling the pressure, significantly about the butterflies. And, I know it’s such a highly honored series and I want to feel like I’m bringing justice to what Neil writes and yet somehow retain myself in that. Um…and hopefully try to do something from a visual level that wasn’t done before in the series.
When I first read the first five pages of Issue #1, Neil had sent them to me before I had read anything else in the script. It’s one of the coolest opening sequences I’ve ever seen of a series um…it’s really unique and kind of…a little bit abstract thinking in some ways. As an example of the reaction we might get from it is when I showed the black & white work at my spotlight (SDCC) panel yesterday. That particular sequence that we showed, the audience kind of tilted their head because they weren’t sure what they were seeing and that I thought was fantastic.”
You can see the opening sequence and some of J.H. Williams III’s artwork from Issue #1 down below. Sandman: Overture is just a highly anticipated series that young and old fans want to get their hands on in Fall 2013.