Jill Thompson’s all ages storybooks featuring the diminutive versions of the Endless, (siblings Delirium, Despair’s Dream, Destruction, Desire, Destiny and Death) from Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN mythos, are brought to life through her whimsical prose and gorgeous watercolors.
Where: DELIRIUM’S PARTY (shh! It’s a surprise for Despair)
Host: Multiple Eisner award-winning writer/artist Jill Thompson
(Sandman, The Little Endless Storybook, Wonder Woman).
Join: The diminutive versions of the Endless (Delirium and Despair’s siblings
Dream, Destruction, Desire, Destiny and Death) from Neil Gaiman’s
SANDMAN for a celebration of well, endless possibilities.
Bring: Presents and cake to make the personification of sorrow smile.
When: Today, comic stores, May 10, 2011 book stores
Details: DELIRIUM’S PARTY: A LITTLE ENDLESS STORYBOOK
an original graphic novel with whimsical prose illustrated with gorgeous watercolor paintings for all ages.
RSVP: Everywhere books are sold
Vertigo has lots of wonderful graphic novels slated for 2011 and we're going to make some publishing news today. We've got the announcement of a memoir, the unveiling of a terrific blurb and an exclusive first look at an interior piece of art from one. Enjoy.
So you’ve read Persepolis, Palestine, and CUBA: My Revolution among others. What’s next to curb your appetite for smart, personal, and poignant graphic novels? Well, we’ve got it. Get ready for MARZI to be published this Fall.
Told from a young girl’s perspective of innocence and curiosity, MARZI is Marzena Sowa’s account of growing up in 1980s Communist Poland. Sowa weaves stories of her childhood shaped by politics to form a compelling and powerful narrative. Drawn by Sylvain Savoia, MARZI is an incredibly fresh and honest portrait of growing up behind the Iron Curtain.
MARZI could not be more different than AARON & AHMED, the eagerly awaited graphic novel by McArthur Prize Fellow and novelist Jay Cantor and acclaimed artist James Romberger. We've just got the first blurb in for the book, from acclaimed novelist Darin Strauss. Check it out:.
“AARON & AHMED is our smartest writer's most deeply-felt, fun book. What's important here isn't that Jay Cantor somehow concocted a story that digs into 9/11, Gitmo, radical Islamism, meme theory, and American political smarm; it's that he taps depths of feeling not often encountered outside Melville, Drieser, or Shakespeare. Rich in emotional truths, timely, poignant, acute, a real thrill, even funny -- what a read!” –Darin Strauss, author of Chang and Eng
We'll have lots more about AARON & AHMED on GRAPHIC CONTENT in coming months, so for now we'll leave you with that blurb and the promise of more to come...
Meanwhile this May, get ready to celebrate with DELIRIUM’S PARTY: A LITTLE ENDLESS STORYBOOK. The diminutive versions of the Endless, from Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN mythos, join together to rid Despair of her unhappiness and the festivities turn as outrageous and unpredictable as Little Delirium's haircolor.
Brought to life through whimsical prose and watercolors as vibrant and unforgettable as its author/artist, Jill Thompson, how can you resist?
We can’t wait for you to read them and the many other terrific books we’ll be publishing this year. Each book is distinctive and bold and could not be anymore different from the other. It's just a taste of what Vertigo has to offer this year.
The popular Endless characters from Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN are back as children in the highly anticipated follow-up to The Little Endless Storybook written and painted by mulitple Eisner-Award winner Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother, Magic Trixie and others).
DELIRIUM’S PARTY: A Little Endless Storybook brings all the Endless siblings (Dream, Delirium, Destruction, Death, Destiny, Desire and Despair) together in an effort to break Despair of her unhappiness. In a touching and whimsical story, beautifully drawn and water-colored by Thompson, DELIRIUM’S PARTY is an extravaganza that will delight readers of all ages.
I spoke to Jill about her return to the Little Endless and here's what she had to say, "I'm so pleased to be able to play in the Sandman playground again. I love the Endless and I really enjoy being able to tell quirky and cute stories with them in their 'Little Endless' form! They are such a fan favorite that I always want to create something that lives up to everyone's expectations, mine included-because first and foremost, I am a fan of these characters! I think Delirium's Party will be a nice follow up to the first Little Endless storybook! Despair is the best 'straight man' for comedy ever! Well, after Neil and Sandman, of course...!"