Sunday, February 22, 2015

Neil Gaiman : Eternal Nights

NEIL GAIMAN : The Writer

Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman born Neil Richard Gaiman 10 November 1960 is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theater and films.
His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.
He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbury and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbury and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008).
In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards.


Vincent Deighan (born 1968), better known by the pen name Frank Quitely, is a Scottish comic book artist.
He drew various stories in Paradox Press' series of The Big Book Of graphic novels, as well as work in Dark Horse Presents for Dark Horse Comics.
His big break into American comics was Flex Mentallo in 1996, a Doom Patrol spin-off written by fellow Glaswegian Grant Morrison for DC Comics' Vertigo imprint.
Initially he worked on strips for anthology titles such as Weird War Tales, and drew three issues of Jamie Delano's 2020 Visions, as well as various covers for DC.
He is best known for his frequent collaborations with Grant Morrison on titles such as New X-Men, We3, All-Star Superman, and Batman and Robin, as well as his work with Mark Millar on The Authority and Jupiter's Legacy.
Quitely first worked upon the Scottish underground comics title Electric Soup in 1990.


A collection of seven stories dedicated to the seven brothers and sisters, the "Eternals", that regulate the fate of this world.



The Artists  :

Glenn Fabry
Milo Manara
Miguelanxo Prado
Frank Quitely
P. Craig Russell
Bill Sienkiewicz
Barron Storey

This short story ( No 7 ) is simply a wander through DESTINY's garden of forking paths.
Based on the clothes of Delirium's statue in one of the panels and the posture of Dream's statue, it seems to be taking place during The Kindly Ones.
This story was originally to be illustrated by (Jean Giraud Moebius).
Neil Gaiman knew that, because of his age and health, the artist would not be able to give much of a time commitment so he designed this story to be short and full of full page pictures.
In the end, sickness prevented Moebius from working on the story and (Frank Quitely) filled in.

Story 7: DESTINY  - Endless Nights

A Man walks in his garden reading a book . The man is blind .

The garden is a labyrinth with many paths around him .

There are many statues in the garden . Huge statues . They are moving extremely slowly that you can't realize their movement .

His way guide him to his home place .
A place full of chambers and corridors

The paintings of Destiny
remind to his brothers and his sisters .
( In the kingdom of the ETERNALS the wish and the fact
are so close , like a blade between them )

You will rove in the kingdom of your brothers
you will dream , you will despair , you will wish all ,
you will destroy , you will take pleasure
they will take pleasure from you
and in the end you will die .

But , ... You were the toy of Destiny , from the first page
and only HIM will read the end of your story
in a faraway future .

The book is very heavy .

His is chained in the book
or it's the book chained with Him ?
It's a book with a lot of pages .
No one can steal it from HIM . No one can donate it to someone else .

The book Includes your life . Your life with all the details .
All that happened to you .
All that will happen from now and then  .
Things that happened .
Things that you forgot .

All that has been done or will be done in anyone you have ever encountered.
To anyone who has ever known.
To all those who did not know ever
There , Where dreams are , stories and the exploits of the dead .

But the movements of atoms and galaxies are in the book, and are small differences he sees between them .

Everything is written in His book. Some day ΗΕ will lay down the book ,  when the book is finished, and then HE will follow that this is still unwritten

Destiny continues to walk
Holding a book
Inside the book is the whole universe .

Published  in Greece by Anubis Comics
under license from DC Comics
Year : 2004
Code Number : EB-00 - 408

1 comment:

  1. This was a great post, didnt know about this. The image of "the book is very heavy" was amazing