Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Instructions by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Charles Vess

So, as many of you that have been following my blog for a while know, Neil Gaiman is one of my FAVORITE authors of all time. Maybe I shouldn't say one of - he really just is my favorite author. I love him, and that's all there is to it.

And one of my favorite things that he has done was Stardust illustrated by Charles Vess. I absolutely adore it when he works with Charles Vess. And with Dave McKean, though McKean tends to be more adult in his illustrations. I like the innoncence and magic and simplicity of the Charles Vess illustrations.

That said, I am incredibly excited about his upcoming book, Instructions, illustrated by Charles Vess. Especially since his last book with Charles Vess was called Blueberry Girl, and I therefore had to not read it, as even just hearing the word blueberry makes me want to throw up.

And so I was even more excited when I saw THIS posted in Neil Gaiman's blog a little while back. I've been meaning to share it for a while, but I just keep forgetting. If you haven't seen it yet, please watch! It's amazing!



Felicity Grace Terry said...

Ok, you've convinced me, not an author I've read but I know you speak highly of him and after seeing this clip I'll certainly be paying a visit to the library.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Cool video.

Heather Zundel said...

Oh my gosh, it's out?! This is one of my favorite poems (and definitely my favorite by Neil Gaiman). That was a seriously cool video! You know you're going to be seeing this on FFF now. :) Thank you so much for telling me!

Sara said...

I don't think I have read anything by him (don't hit me! :P) But I might need to change that!

Cecelia said...

Ah! I'm a fellow Neil Gaiman fanatic. I think anything he writes is absolutely fantastic - even Blueberry Girl! *wink* I didn't know he had this one coming out, though - I'm definitely looking forward to it. What fun!

vvb32 reads said...

awesome! loved how it colorized as the story was told. neil and charles are surely a great combo!

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