Sandman promotes reading and libraries

From the ALA:
The American Library Associations (ALA) Graphics department is pleased to introduce a new ALA Graphics poster featuring the Sandman (Lord of Dreams) in his library with the phrase A book is a dream you hold in your hand.

The poster from Neil Gaiman, creator of the Sandman series, features original artwork by illustrator Craig P. Russell and was created in cooperation with DC Comics.

Gaimans landmark comic book, The Sandman, first appeared in 1989. Original and fresh, it focused on the art of storytelling, running the gambit from African folk tales to Shakespeare. The Sandman won several awards, including the only World Fantasy Award ever given to a comic book. Russell will be featured in the new DC Comics graphic novel Endless Nights.

ALA Graphics produces the popular line of celebrity READ posters, featuring notables such as Oprah Winfrey, Mel Gibson and Tony Hawk. By adding the Sandman to the Graphics series of promotional materials that support literacy, libraries and reading, libraries can reach an audience interested in Graphic Novels and comic books.

Copies of the poster are available for sale at the ALA store Web site www.alastore.ala.org for libraries and fans alike. Proceeds from the sales of this and other READ posters helps fund the work of ALA.