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Grains of Sand: An Evening with JH Williams III

Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7pm to 9pm
Cartoon Art Museum
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Just confirmed: This OVERTURE giclee print by J.H. Williams III will be available for purchase exclusively at the Cartoon Art Museum's event on Saturday night!

The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes acclaimed artist J.H. Williams III for its ongoing celebration of the 25th anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman.  This special presentation will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00pm.  Williams will talk about his process on Sandman: Overture and will discuss his experiences working on this historic book, as well as giving us a glimpse into the future.  Original artwork from the first two issues of Sandman: Overture will be on display as the Cartoon Art Museum approaches the finale of its Sandman retrospective Grains of Sand, which will be held over through April 27, 2014.

A limited number of VIP tickets are available for a pre-event dinner with JH Williams III.  VIPs will get priority seating at the Cartoon Art Museum presentation, front-of-line privileges at the post-presentation booksigning, and other surprises to be announced.  Time and location to be determined; guests will pay for their own meals.

JH Williams III’s original cover art is also featured in the Cartoon Art Museum’s forthcoming Grains of Sand exhibition catalog, which can be pre-ordered through this website: 

About Sandman: Overture

Twenty-five years since THE SANDMAN changed the landscape of modern comics, Neil Gaiman’s legendary series is back!

THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE heralds New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman’s return to the art form that made him famous, ably abetted by artistic luminary JH Williams III (BATWOMAN, PROMETHEA), whose lush, widescreen images provide an epic scope to The Sandman’s origin story. From the birth of a galaxy to the moment that Morpheus is captured, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will feature cameo appearances by fan-favorite characters such as The Corinthian, Merv Pumpkinhead and, of course, the Dream King’s siblings: Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny.

“People have often asked me what happened to Morpheus to make it possible for him to be captured in THE SANDMAN #1,” Gaiman said. “And now they get to find out. And finding out, they get to learn secrets of the Endless that I’ve kept to myself for 25 years. Family secrets. And I should warn you: one of the Endless dies on page five.”
Tickets for this event will be sold on a sliding scale, and can be purchased here:
General Admission: $15; Cartoon Art Museum members will receive two-for-one admission.  Stay tuned for news about special premiums and promotional items for attendees.

  • General Admission ($15.00)
  • CAM Member ($15.00)
    Member plus one guest
  • VIP Ticket ($200.00)
    Includes pre-event dinner with JH Williams III
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Saturday, March 15, 2014
7:00pm to 9:00pm PST

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94105, USA

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