Alrighty, I don’t know where the twitter follow came from, but spot on targeting and timing. I’m so in a place that I need to get a dive into Gaiman’s Sandman.
I was wondering if you guys, one of you a researcher as you mentioned, have read the Sandman Annotated Editions? I am a little ashamed to admit that I own them all, but only read a few pages into the first one when it was first released. Now they just sit on my shelf looking cool. Anyway, I figured if you are doing a dive into the comic that having Neil’s thoughts on them would be a big help.
Yes, I definitely feel like I'm getting the best of it by letting Brent read through them and then tell me the good parts, so I hope you'll feel that way, too.
I think my last non-political / healthcare tweet may have been me complaining about how I keep getting stuck in the McDonald's drive-thru at 4 AM. Their system is always down at that time and they can only accept cash. I never have cash on me and since their are cars in line behind me I'm stuck. I go to Jack in the Box for my breakfast sandwiches on my way home now.
You guys just mentioned the Annotated Editions at the end of episode 4 or the begging of episode 5, which I'm still in the middle of. As soon as I got home last night, I cracked open the first annotated volume and read through the first issue. I was actually a little disappointed. When Neil first started talking about doing them, he said he was already starting to forget little details so that's why he wanted to get it all down. I guess I assumed from that statement that we would be getting much more insight from him personally as opposed to it being filtered through another writer. It is also difficult to read white text on glossy black pages without being in a really well-lit room.
Looking forward to listening to the rest of these and even some of your other ones.
Joseph, thanks for joining us! I'm in the bad habit of logging into Twitter, seeing people talking about politics, giving up and then searching for anyone talking about whatever books I have next to me.
We do have the Annotated Editions, and you'll hear Brent bring those into the conversation a lot (often when I say "I'm confused, what does Klinger say about it"). It is actually difficult sometimes to balance all the things that Gaiman is on record about (he gives a LOT of interviews) with just going to the texts without that outside influence, but it's part of the fun of doing the show.
I'm glad you're listening along, and I look forward to more thoughts from you.