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THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS

Presentationby
JasonMoore
HeatherMorgan
OrionPetitclerc
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KEYWORDS
GraphicNovel
Endless
Perception/Variation
Sigil
Subculture
ArtisticStyle

GRAPHIC NOVELS 101:


A NEW LITERARY ARTFORM!
GraphicNovel Amediuminwhich
textisbothaccompaniedandcomplimented
byart,oftentimestoadegreeinwhichneither
elementscanstandaloneandtellastory.
(Exception:Nuff Saidcomics)

TheGraphicNovelControversy:
AccordingtoAlanMoore(Watchmen,Vfor
Vendetta),graphicnovelismerelya
marketingterm[that]justcametomean
expensivecomicbook.

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THE GRAPHIC NOVEL FORMAT

AmericanComicBookFormat:
Dimensions:65/8x10(17x26cm)
Scaledupordownforgraphic
novelsortradecollections.
Length:32pages,2124pagesofstory
andartplus8pagesofadvertisements
Readfromlefttoright,toptobottom
(unlessotherwisedictatedbytheartistic
arrangementonthepages).

TypesofPublications:
TheStandardcomicbook
PublishedasanOngoingSeries
(AmazingSpiderMan,Batman,etc.),
Annual,OneShot,orLimitedSeries.
GraphicNovels
TradePaperbacks(TPBs),Anthologies,
andOmnibuses

ENDLESS NIGHTS FORMAT

AmericanGraphicNovel
Largelytraditionalpaneledpagesanddirectionalflow

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NOTE!

EndlessNights wasonlypublishedasaGraphicNovel,
whereastheoriginalSandman serieswaspublishedas
astandardmonthlyComicBooklatercollectedin
TPBs.

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TheEarlyLifeofNeilGaiman

BornonNovember10,1960inEngland

Helovedcomicsasachild

GraduatedfromWhitgift Schoolin1977

Didnotgotocollege

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NeilGaimans Career

Hefeltthatthecomicindustrywasseverelylackingas
ateen
Hisinspirationtowritecomicbooks
Atfirsthewrotenonfiction
BiographyforDuranDuran in1984
AcompanionguidetoAdamsTheHitchhikersGuide
totheGalaxy calledDontPanicin1987

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Novels

GoodOmenswithTerryPratchett (1990)
Neverwhere (1996)
Stardust(1998)
AmericanGods(2001)
AnansiBoys(2005)

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ChildrensBooks

TheDayISwappedMyDadforTwoGoldfish(1996)

TheWolvesintheWalls (2003)

Coraline (2002)(aimedatteenagersandchildren)

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NeilGaimans ComicsandGraphic
Novels
FirstcomicwasViolentCases(1987)
DCcomicshiredhimtobringbacksomeoldsuperheroesfromthe1940s
Wrote BlackOrchid
InspirationforSandman,alittleknowncharacter
TheTragical ComedyofMr.Punch (1994)
MarvelComics
1602 (2003)

Film

Coraline

Mirrormask

Neverwhere (BBCMovieMiniseries)

Stardust

AShortFilmAboutJohnBolton

AlsoworkedonthescriptofBeowulf and

PrincessMononoke

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Music

8in8withAmandaPalmer,BenFolds,

andDamianKulash

AlbumcalledNighty Nightfora

charitywebcast

http://www.eightineight.com/band.html

TheSandman

Sandman has75issues,asoriginalcomicsfrom198896

Nowtheyreintheformofgraphicnovels
Theoriginalseries,10 collectedTPBs
Death:TheHighCostofLiving (1993)
Death:TheTimeofYourLife (1996)
Destiny: AChronicleofDeathsForetold (1996)
Sandman:TheDreamHunters (1999)
TheLittleEndlessStorybook (2001)
Death:AtDeathsDoor (manga,2003)
Sandman:EndlessNights (2003)

TheSandman:EndlessNights
Overview
Seven Endless
Dream,Death,Desire,Destruction,Delirium,Despair,andDestiny
Eachhasitsownstory,butrelatestooriginalseries
SevenStories,TenArtists,OneWriter
Chapter1:DeathandVenice
P.CraigRussell&Lovern Kindzierski
Chapter2:WhatIveTastedofDesire
MiloManara
Chapter3:TheHeartofaStar
Miguelanxo Prado
Chapter4:FifteenPortraitsofDespair
BarronStorey&DaveMcKean
Chapter5:GoingInside
BillSienkiewicz
Chapter6:OnthePeninsula
GlennFabry &ChrisChuckry
Chapter7:EndlessNights
FrankQuitely

The Structure of The Sandman: Endless Nights

ComposedofSevenChapters(OneforeachoftheEndless)

TheNumberSeveninNumerology

EachChapterFeaturesaSelfContainedStory

EachChapterFeaturesaDifferentArtist

The Importance of Titles

Endless Afamilialgroupofseven
characters.EachoftheEndlessrepresents
anintangiblefacetofthehuman
experience.

DeathandVenice

WhatIvetastedofDesire

FifteenPortraitsofDespair

EndlessNights

Butaslongasthere

arepeopletoliveand
dreamanddestroy,to
desire,todespair,todelight
orgomad,tolivelivesand
affecteachother,thenthe
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Endlesswillbethere,
performingtheirfunctions.
NeilGaiman

Central Themes

Time

SexualDesire

Mortality

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THE TEXT-ART RELATIONSHIP

WhyGraphicNovelsareauniqueliteraryform:
Plaintextnovelsrequirethereadertoemploy
alltheirpowersofimaginationtovisualizethe
story.
Theartistsofgraphicnovelsdomostofthis
heavylifting,makingthereadingexperience
lessdauntingforthosewithoutavivid
imagination.

ImperativeelementsforGraphicNovels:
Color
Emotion
Style

COMIC BOOK ART THEORY


Perception/Variation Thephysical
appearanceoftheEndlessvariesto
slightdegrees,bothduetodifferent
artisticinterpretationsandtothe
perceptionorexpectationsofthe
viewer.

Pioneerincreatingtheoryinmeaning
forcomicbookart:SCOTTMcCLOUD
TheBigTriangleTheory
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Connection to Literary Gothicism


Sigil Asignorimagerepresentingan

impliedstatusorpower.EachoftheEndless
carries(andcanbeidentifiedby)asigil.

ForeignSettings

TheSupernatural

ElementsofHorror

Frankenstein(Wecanneverescapehim!)

ByronicHero?

Artists

P.CraigRussell(Death)
Hasworkedincomicsfor31years

MiloManara (Desire)
Expertineroticart

Miguelanxo Prado(Dream)
Studiedarchitectureatfirst

BarronStorey(Despair)
WonNYTimesSocietyofIllustrators
GoldMedalin1976

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Artists(Continued)
ArtisticStyle thestyleofaparticularartist
orschoolormovement

BillStienkiewicz (Delirium)
Nominatedfor2Emmysinanimation

GlenFabry (Destruction)
Beendrawingcomicsfor20years

FrankQuitely (Destiny)
Notnewtothecomicbiz

Critics/Reception

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Criticslovedit!!!
Itsthewinnerofthe2003BramStokerAward
WasontheNYTimesBestsellerList
Developedasubculture(a.k.a.cultfollowing)

Otherworkhasbeenreceivedwithpraiseandawards

Subculture(cultfollowing) Agroupof
peoplesharingthesamedevotiontowardsan
object,usuallyafilmorbook

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