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by Hayley Campbell (Author)

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Title:Art of Neil Gaiman: The Story of a Writer with Handwritten Notes, Drawings, Manuscripts, and Personal Photographs
Authors:Hayley Campbell (Author)
Info:Harper Design (2015), Edition: Reprint, 320 pages
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Enjoyable, beautiful... sometimes difficult to make out. ( )
  kmajort | Feb 9, 2018 |
Great bio-overview of Gaiman's career, his works, and behind-the-scenes snippets and anecdotes that make this a fun, quick but deeper read than expected. ( )
  SESchend | Sep 6, 2017 |
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  Kaethe | Oct 17, 2016 |
Hayley Campbell has been a friend of Neil Gaiman since she was about four years old. He has allowed her to rummage through the bins of his stuff in his attic to compile this collection of his works and the workings of his mind.

I skipped some of the stuff that I wasn't interested in, but it is chock full of good stuff if you are a fan at all, or just want to know what the hype is about. My eyes leaked while reading about when he wrote "The Doctor's Wife" episode for Doctor Who. Enjoyed this a lot, and it is full of beautiful photos and illustrations from various works. Perhaps a few too many photos of his writing on scraps of paper, which I have to say, is harder to read than any of the doctors' or lawyers' writing I've had to decipher. I look forward to volume two about 30 years from now, hoping that his will and creativity will continue to flow and make all our lives the richer for it. ( )
  MrsLee | Jul 10, 2016 |
The Art of Neil Gaiman is a comprehensive review of almost everything Neil has done in comics, novels, film, and children's books by Hayley Campbell, a young family friend who a journalist and the daughter of illustrator Eddie Campbell. She had access to all of the stray papers in his attic and to him and his memories. It was really interesting to read how his career evolved, which things he loved working on and which were more like "work", and what things he would possibly like to write in the future. This is a book for diehard Gaiman fans and it was a fascinating inside look.

http://webereading.com/2016/04/spending-time-with-neil.html ( )
  klpm | May 13, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062248561, Hardcover)

With unprecedented access to Neil Gaiman’s personal archives, author Hayley Campbell gives an insider’s glimpse into the artistic inspirations and musings of one of the world’s most visionary writers.

Over the last twenty-five years, Neil Gaiman has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own. A master of several genres, including, but not limited to, bestselling novels, children’s books, groundbreaking comics, and graphic novels, it’s no wonder Gaiman has been called a rock star of the literary world. Now, for the first time, Gaiman reveals the inspiration behind his signature artistic motifs, giving author Hayley Campbell a rare, in-depth look at the contents of his personal notebooks and early work, even some of his abandoned projects. The result is a startling, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of one of the world’s most creative visionaries. The book is the first comprehensive, full-color examination of Gaiman’s work to date, tracing the genesis of his creative life as a starving journalist in the UK to his life as a successful comic book writer and, ultimately, a bestselling novelist.

Complete with running commentary, interview text, and annotated material that contextualizes the visual material, this deluxe compendium contains never-before-seen material and promises to be every bit as inspired as Gaiman is himself. 

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With unprecedented access to Neil Gaiman's personal archives, the author gives an insider's glimpse into the artistic inspirations and musings of one of the world's most visionary writers.

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