Neil Gaiman Talks Coraline, The Graveyard Book, & More!

Neil Gaiman CBS News Interview November 2014

Via CBS News:

“Coraline” – first in Gaiman’s 2002 book and then in last year’s Oscar-nominated animated film – is a bored young girl who opens a mysterious door, only to find a magical wonderland on the other side.

Everyone on the other-side has buttons for eyes. Cute! Until Coraline realizes hereyes are next . . .

“What do you think your attraction to the dark side of things is?” Altschul asked.

“I think the thing that crystallized it for me, the moment that I actually understood it for myself, was a quote from Ogden Nash, the great American poet and humorist, where he said, ‘Where there’s a monster, there’s a miracle.’

“And I realized that that, for me, is the joy of the monstrous. It’s the joy of ghosts, fiction, joy of vampires. It’s the miraculous.”

The monstrous and the miraculous have been kind to Neil Gaiman. He’s sold millions of novels, comics and kids’ books, from “Sandman” to Batman to Coraline. None other than horror master Stephen King has called him a “treasure trove of story.”

You can view the video interview + transcript by clicking the image above!

Worlds Finest: Weisman Talks “Rain of the Ghosts” Book Series, “Young Justice”

Young Justice executive producer Greg Weisman chats with The Worlds Finest about the Warner Archive release of Young Justice: Invasion, a two-disc Blu-ray title collecting the final twenty episodes of the acclaimed animated series. Young Justice: Invasion on Blu-ray arrives on November 18th, 2014 for $24.95US.

Weisman recently authored the highly recommended Rain of the Ghosts book series, published by Macmillan’s St. Martin’s Press. Weisman had this to say about the series:

Via World’s Finest:

WF: The Rain of the Ghosts book have a pretty wide appeal to them, even outside of the marketed pre-teen/tween group. For those who haven’t tried the books because they think they’re “just” for the younger set, what do you say to them?

GW: Again, I always write primarily for myself. It’s the only way I can prove out my passion for a given project. So if you’ve enjoyed my previous work on television or in comics, odds are you and I share a common sensibility. And if so, then you’re sure to enjoy Rain. The characterization, the plotting, the mythology, the backstory, the environment should all work for a younger audience, but I don’t believe in writing down to kids. So there’s plenty of meat on these bones for an older reader to sink her or his teeth into.

Click the image below to check out the first volume of Rain of the Ghosts on Amazon:

SLJ’s Good Comics For Kids Interviews Indie Comics Creator Kel McDonald

Sorcery 101 on Kickstarter

Via Robot 6 at CBR, SLJ’s Good Comics For Kids interviews independent comics creator Kel McDonald.

McDonald details how she earns a living as an indie creator, via self-publishing, traditional publishing, Kickstarter, and Patreon. Make sure to check out her webcomic Sorcery 101, her Kickstarter campaign,  and her Misfits of Avalon Volume 1 TPB.

Kel McDonald can be found on Twitter here.