Sunday, March 15, 2015

RIP Sir Terry, you smart/tart sweetheart....

I was traveling in Florida doing research for an alligator script, when I saw the news that Mr. Prachett had passed on.

My first thoughts were for my boss, Neil- I knew he would have his spirit punctured by this.

My inbox filled instantly with requests from world wide news agents, to get Neil on this or that program, and we politely declined them all. He was not in any way ready to go public with his sorrow.

I send love and support to the family of this amazing man who was inspired so by THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, a personal favorite of mine as well.

My plan is to go back and re-read GOOD OMENS in celebration of his life.

illustration by John Cuneo.

St. Patrick was a fine soul...a non-typical PRINT SALE.

In honor of my Irish forebears, and the wearin' o' the green, we bring you a little sale. (St. Patrick heard voices in his head, as we all do from time to time) 

for the next three days (until Wed 12:00 noon PST) two of our prints will be on a deep discount. Both will benefit Neil's GAIMAN FOUNDATION which deeply supports the artistic community, as well as helps preserve freedom of speech with organizations such as the mighty @CBLDF. 

one: the P. Craig Russell magic of HEARTBREAK HOTEL, a beauty. 

Neil and Amanda held a show in Tampa, Florida on Valentine's Day this year, 2015.

They asked me to help them with the show print.

We approached the mighty king of the drawn line, P. Craig Russell, to illustrate these mad modern lovers. It's a beautiful piece of heartache history, only available at the Tampa show and here.

They are sold unsigned at $40... for the next few days they will be $20 each.

(i did put up a $5 off code over on the Neverwear page-& on the blog-- do a little digging, if you want to save another fiver)

they measure a glorious 10" x 25" and are printed on a luscious recycled matte stock, my photo does it no justice, I actually inhaled when i first saw.

Our version is the stamped-with-the-Neverwear seal, a run of 200.

 

order them HERE.

also the beautiful IN RELIG ORAN print will be reduced for the next few days, the unsigned version will be $15.00

From the brilliant imagination of Michael Zulli, a full-color rendering of Neil's poem IN RELIG ORAN.

Mr. Zulli is the remarkable artist behind The Wake, Sandman's final chapter.

 This is a hand-numbered limited edition run of 750 prints. Print size 11" x 17". will have the official Neil Gaiman embossed stamp on the lower lefthand side.

Before he read the at-the-time unpublished poem in Chicago at C2E2, Neil told us a little story.

Inspired by a book of myths and legends of Scotland by Otta F. Swire, Neil wrote the poem about a doomed saint, IN RELIG ORAN.

After reading some of the stories in the Swire book, he took his dog, Cabal for a walk. 

"Sometimes, when you walk, " he said, "your mind goes into rhythms.....I found myself walking to along to the beat of the line: When St. Columba landed at the island of Iona..." 

 It is a thought-provoking piece and one of Neil's most beautiful word paintings.

order them HERE.

as always thank you for your support.

Am here for any questions: neverwear@gaiman.net

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Neil's text this morning...

Hello all,

happy after-hearts day.

I got a text from Neil this morning, updating me about the Heartbreak Hotel show last night in Tampa. Apparently, they sold OUT of all the signed versions of the show print- which is great news-- He was also happy with the rich, matte stock of the print...*o yay!

You can still get this unsigned P. Craig Russell beauty HERE and in the last blog post, there is a $5 off code to use at check out, so you can save yourself some chocolate moneys.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

HEARTBREAK HOTEL. Neil & Amanda in Tampa today only. (and new print...)

Neil and Amanda are doing a show in Tampa, Florida on Valentine's Day this year. (That is today as I post this...)

They asked me to help them with the show print.

We approached the mighty king of the drawn line, P. Craig Russell, to illustrate these mad modern lovers. It's a beautiful piece of heartache history, only available at the Tampa show and here.

They are sold unsigned at $40. (i did put up a $5 off code over on the Neverwear page-& on the blog-- if you want to save a fiver)

they measure a glorious 10" x 25" and are printed on a luscious recycled matte stock, my photo does it no justice, I actually inhaled when i first saw.

(when I opened the box)

Our version is the stamped-with-the-Neverwear seal, a run of 200. Proceeds will benefit the GAIMAN FOUNDATION.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER.

Here is the image sent to us by Wayne Alan Harold, the ruler in PCR world, of the work in progress:

here is the code to get $5 off if ordering online through the Neverwear site:

CLICK here for a news clip on the event.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

WISH prints are ALL out in the world.

ALL of the Wish prints have shipped and there are only a few late-last minute orders that will be arriving after tomorrow.

If you haven't seen yours, PLEASE let me know-- we really tried.

Things do go missing, though and we will help track down. We had one print reported damaged by postal devices and we already got him his new print, so there is customer service over here.

(yeah, that's right, it's ME. haha.) We worked around the clock for 10 days straight, embossing and hand-numbering each one, and the post office runs, they were stuff of legend...

Thank you for the amazing turnout on this print, The Gaiman Foundation will be getting a healthy check and the world will see a glimmer of hope in these sometimes dark, difficult times.

neverwear@gaiman.net ps. we only have a few prints in this run left, the response to this David Mack effort was unbelievable! totally grateful to you all.

If you still want one, get it HERE.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

going postal...

have been at it for days, hand-numbering, hand-embossing, rolling, packing, printing labels and postage--up at 5:30 am daily!

we are shipping all over the world, Korea, China, Japan, Europe, Scandanavia, South America, Australia & the mighty New Zealand to name a few.

So many boxes of tubes leaving the Treehouse daily.

We are hopeful to have them ALL shipped by Thursday-

Thank you for your patience & support, we aren't Amazon, just a small team in the Treehouse.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

a Neil five-dollar bill for you & WISH shipping updates.

These are words to live by...

Neil Gaiman's spectacular New Year's wish illustrated by water-color master David Mack!

A 11" x 17" image printed right here in Hollywood, USA.

As all of the Neverwear limited edition runs, we will emboss with the official stamp and hand-number them.

A limited edition of 2000.

These were sold unsigned and for the first 3 days, we sold them them at $25.00. **WE ADDED TUESDAY because we are nice.

On Dec 2, 2014, midnight EST, they priced back up to $38.00, which is what we will continue to do with each print run in future. We like to reward the early-orderers with that 25%+ discount.

A portion of all monies collected will go to THE GAIMAN FOUNDATION, Neil & Holly's support of the art community--

The prints will be arriving to the Treehouse in LA on Tuesday or Wednesday, and will ship out immediately. Here is Drew getting the tubes labelled and prepped while I am out east.

They will ship by Dec 11-12, plenty of time for holiday arrival. if you are really concerned about time, please email me: neverwear@gaiman.net We will work out a plan.

I just finished my last show with the Black Keys, and while I will miss the touring terribly, it's time to tend the home gardens. Neil is beyond busy and I need to be off that tour bus to help him.

So! to thank you for all the support and to answer the people who were sad that they missed the pre-sale, here is a five-dollar-off code that you can enter upon check out: THANKY

It's a one-time use per person code, and can be used on anything on the site. Expires Jan. 1, 2015

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE NEVERWEAR SITE.

I'll leave you with Neil's wonderful New Year words:

May your coming year

be filled with magic

and dreams

and good madness.

I hope you read

some fine books

and kiss someone who

thinks you are wonderful.

and don't forget

to make some art-

write or draw

or build or sing

or live

as only you can.

And I hope,

somewhere,

in the next year,

you surprise yourself.

- Neil Gaiman