An acclaimed comic from the late 1980s is being celebrated at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.
Beginning this Saturday, the museum will be hosting an exhibition, commemorating the monthly comic book series the Sandman. It is a retrospective of over 75 pieces of original artwork, including paintings, sketches, and other rarities, spanning from 1989 to 1996. Created in 1989 by New York Times Bestselling author Neil Gaiman, and released through DC Comics/Vertigo, the exhibition also feature scripts brought to life be some of the top artists in the comic field including Sam Kieth, Kelley Jones, and Jill Thompson.
In a little information about the comic series, Sandman follows the character Morpheus, Lord of the Dreaming, who escapes from the captivity of greedy morals, and cope with various changes within both himself and the realm of dreams. He soon ventures into the modern world, which takes him to the worlds of myth and fairy tale, the back roads of America, and the depths of Hell. In the end, through the journeys of history, and encounters with humans, gods, demons, muses, and monsters, he learns the living embodiments of the core aspects of existence.
The exhibition runs until March 16th. Opening reception and exhibition catalog details will be announced at a later time. Log on to www.cartoonart.org for more information.