It looks like Neil is going to be on a whole bunch of panels at the Chicago Humanities Festival in November. From their website:
- 11/09/01, 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton.
Neil Gaiman: From Sandman to American Gods
Author Neil Gaiman talks about the artistry of writing comic books, fantasy novels, and screenplays. Gaiman is a master fantasy writer, author of the popular Sandman comic book series, the fairy tale/novel Stardust, the novel Neverwhere, and the children’s book The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish. He is currently at work on two screenplays. Book sales and signing follow.
- 11/10/01, 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Chicago Public Library: Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.
Will Eisner: Graphic Storytelling
Comics pioneer Will Eisner talks with author (and Eisner devotee) Neil Gaiman about words and pictures as modern media. Regarded as the grandfather of comics and “sequential art,” Eisner created the masterpiece comic strip The Spirit in the 1940s, and, in 1978, authored A Contract With God, the first “graphic novel.” Book sales and signing follow.
- 11/11/01, 3:30 to 5:00 PM
Northwestern University School of Law: Chicago Campus, Thorne Auditorium, 375 E. Chicago Ave.
Michael Chabon moderates a panel discussion with comics creators Neil Gaiman, Will Eisner, Scott McCloud, Chris Ware, and Ben Katchor. Book sales and signing follow.
Ticket ordering information is at http://www.chfestival.org/november/index2.cfm?pg=4