J.H. Williams III Shares His Music Playlist in THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE Special Edition

Artist J.H. Williams III is providing stunning interior illustrations and covers for Neil Gaiman's new limited series THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE.

Get a glimpse inside THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE Special Edition at USA TODAY.com to explore the creative process and find out what Williams III was listening to while drawing issue #1.

THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 Commercial Appears on Times Square Jumbotron

That's right, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE commercial, featuring some of your favorite characters--Morpheus, Death and Merv Pumpkinhead--drawn by J.H. Williams, III, is currently running on cable channels and can also be seen on the Jumbotron in New York City's Times Square.

Check out some stills in the gallery above.  Click here to see the full commercial with sound and watch the video footage from Times Square below!

 

Covering THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1

As you know by now, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 arrives this Wednesday, October 30th. This incredible first issue is wrapped in gorgeous covers:

The A cover by series artist J.H. Williams III

The B cover by original series cover artist Dave McKean

The silver variant cover of the B cover

The black and white variant cover with red jewel with art by J.H. Williams III

The combo pack cover variant of the A cover

And the CBLDF variant cover with art by Jim Lee

See them in the gallery above. Which issue(s) are you going to pick up?

Inspiration Behind THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE

Morpheus’ first appearance in THE SANDMAN #1 was that of an exhausted man, caught in a magical circle. The year was 1916. In trying to capture Death, Roderick Burgess performed a ritual and chanted in the darkness “Coin and Song, Knife and Stick… Claw and Name, Blood and Feather,” capturing none other than: The Dream King. 

But how did Morpheus - one of the most powerful of The Endless - come to be so weak, so broken, that he succumbed to a spell and was held captive for 70 years?

My Favorite Remembrance of THE SANDMAN

Welcome back to the 25 Days of Sandman! Today many of the artists who worked on THE SANDMAN reflect on their favorite memory working on this literary masterpiece. From endless nights of work to the use of the low-tech communication available at the time, these stories show the humor, the joy they experienced, and the admiration they all have for each other.

We’ll see you back here tomorrow with more from your favorite SANDMAN artists!

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