A l'occasion du vingtième anniversaire de la série Sandman, Neil Gaiman a annoncé la prochain adaptation en comics de Dream Hunters, une histoire illustré autour de Sandman qu'il avait réalisé à l'époque avec Yoshitaka Amano.
"I got a call from Craig Russell,” Gaiman said, “saying he’d always wanted to do ‘Dream Hunters’ as a comic.” Russell, who did the “Ramadan” issue, persisted, despite Gaiman turning him down, thinking the prose work (with illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano) was fine as it was. But it’s also out-of-print as a hardcover, so Gaiman reconsidered, after seeing what Russell did with a “Coraline” graphic novel adaptation.
“When he said, ‘I want to adapt ‘Dream Hunters’ the same way I’ve done for operas and Kipling. What would you say?’ I said it would be wonderful,” Gaiman said. “I think it’s going to be four comics in all. I’ve seen a lot of the pencil work and it’s astoundingly beautiful. It’s like reading a Sandman story I haven’t read before.”"
Dans le même article, Gaiman revient aussi sur les 20 ans de la série :
“It’s so strange,” Gaiman said. “Time has really passed. I remember the early days of ‘Sandman,’ when I’d go to comic conventions, and everyone was male. I would get comic book store owners pumping my hand, saying, ‘Oh my god, you brought women into my store for the first time.’ It was one of the first few things that brought women into comics — they were essentially comics guys could give their girlfriends. Like a gateway drug. But then it was spreading sexually, because they’d split up, and the girls would keep the comics, and spread it to their next partner. It was a STD: Sexually Transmitted Dream.”
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