Neil Gaiman Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

CRITICISM

Bender, Hy. The Sandman Companion. New York: DC Comics, 1999, 273 p.

Provides an overview of Gaiman's work on the Sandman series, including plot summaries, interviews with Gaiman, and anecdotes about the stories.

Gaiman, Neil, and George Khoury. “Gaijin Mononoke: An Interview with Neil Gaiman.” Creative Screenwriting 6, no. 6 (November-December 1999): 63-5.

Provides discussion with Gaiman regarding his English language dialogue adaptation for the Japanese animated film Miyazaki Hayao (Princess Mononoke).

Goldweber, David E. “Mr. Punch, Dangerous Savior.” International Journal of Comic Art 1, no. 1 (spring-summer 1999): 157-70.

Presents analysis and discussion of plot, style, and themes within Gaiman's The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch.

McCarty, Michael, ed. “Good Omens: An Interview with Neil Gaiman.” In Giants of the Genre, pp. 46-52. Holicong, Pa.: Wildside Press, 2003.

Brief interview with Gaiman focusing on his novel Good Omens, his children's work Coraline, his feelings about writer Douglas Adams, and an interview postscript describing a reading and book signing in 2001.

Sanders, Joe. “Of Parents and Children and Dreams in Neil Gaiman's Mr. Punch and The Sandman.Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction 71 (autumn 1997): 18-32.

Focuses on parent-child relationships as portrayed in various stories within The Sandman and The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch.

Additional coverage of Gaiman's life and career is contained in the following sources published by Thomson Gale: Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Vols. 19, 42; Contemporary Authors, Vol. 133; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 81, 129; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 261; Literature Resource Center; St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers; St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers; Something about the Author, Vols. 85, 146; and Supernatural Fiction Writers, Vol. 2.