I mentioned to him that there are people out there with original Sandman art pages, and that some of you reading this might have the pages he needs... So he sent me a list.
Neil -- Here are the pages we'd like to get good copies of the artwork on for PRELUDES & NOCTURNES:
SANDMAN #3 -- pg. 3
SANDMAN #4 -- pgs, 1, 3-8, 11-17, 19-23
SANDMAN #7 -- pgs. 1-2, 8, 13-14, 19-21, 24
SANDMAN #8 -- pgs. 1-10, 13-15, 17-18, 21, 23-24
If any of you have any of these original pages, can you get in touch with Scott Nybakken, Scott.Nybakken@dccomics.com? (Also feel free to repost this in the places that comics original art collectors might be likely to see it.)
(NOTE: this is original art, hand-drawn by Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg we're looking for, not old copies of the comic.)
I'm sure that as he works his way through the book, he'll need more pages from later (especially Sandmans 15 and 16).
And my preview copies of the new editions of GOOD OMENS arrived today. Two beautiful books with red endpapers (and a picture of Aziraphale and Crowley on the endpapers, for people who buy the book with the other one on the cover) and rather a lot in the way of additional material. Here's a picture of both covers side by side.
There doesn't actually appear to be an online method of buying a particular cover (short of going to a small online retailer like DreamHaven's www.neilgaiman.net and simply letting them know which cover you want), as each case of books will contain equal quantities of each book, and they share an ISBN. But they are both lovely.
Publication date is the 28th of February, but I'm sure copies will trickle out early.
And I see that my friend Amacker Bullwinkle is in trouble again -- http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/02/15/BAGCJH8EI11.DTL. Go Amacker. Yay pillowfights.