And Behold A Dream Of…

Thursday July 12th 2012, 7:58 pm

News is now out! This is happening, but I’m not leaving Batwoman either. This so damn exciting!

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Unreal. Profoundly astonishing. And an endless array of giddy outbursts. I can’t even imagine what awaits us when Neil’s voice meets your vision. Luckily I dont have to imagine it — it’s going to happen!

Incredible news, sir. MY dream is that you get to show us your interpretation of all seven of the endless. (at least a few pages of Death, please?) I cannot wait to see what you and Mr. Gaimam have in store for us.

Comment by Fey 07.12.12 @ 8:21 pm

Do the rest of the websites know they have the orientation wrong? :^)

Comment by Ubence 07.12.12 @ 8:23 pm

Wow, Congrats! This is what great comics should be about, the highest level or writing and the highest level of art, now I need to go re-read all of Sandman again, any word on the length of the mini series? 6 issues maybe? It doesn’t even really matter, I’ll be there.

Comment by John Joyce 07.12.12 @ 8:29 pm

Congratulations. Now that you’ve worked for Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman what other big name scriptwriters in the comics field are there left for you ?


Comment by Gabriel McCann 07.12.12 @ 8:31 pm

Woot!! Now I don’t have to keep this a secret anymore! You don’t know how hard it’s been for me not to tell everyone about this when you first told me about this in January! Hope you and Wendy are having a great San Diego time!

Comment by Ralph mathieu 07.12.12 @ 8:54 pm

I just started getting into The Sandman last year with the new trade editions. just finished volume 9 yesterday (volume 10 doesn’t come out until November of this year) so this is very cool for me. Looking forward to the new mini-series.

Comment by CraigM 07.12.12 @ 9:17 pm

Happiness no need to say more …happiness 🙂

Comment by Pat 07.12.12 @ 9:22 pm

This is just the coolest news in the entire history of news! Gah, words can’t even begin to do justice to the awesomeness of this announcement!

p.s. Happy and relieved you’ll still be doing Batwoman while the Sandman event melts all of our faces with its righteousness.

Comment by AtlAggie 07.12.12 @ 9:22 pm

Thanks to everyone, when I get back from the madhouse I’ll do my best to give more personal responses.

Comment by jhw3 07.13.12 @ 12:48 am

Holy Smokes! Totally awesome! Congratulations … Wow, two of my favorites working together! This is very cool! And I’m more relieved than you know to learn you’re not leaving Batwoman!

Congrats again! I am so looking forward to this!

Comment by Pam 07.13.12 @ 5:10 am

I am ECSTATIC about this! Congratulations, J3. It’s a literal dream team, that’s for sure.

Comment by Pam 07.13.12 @ 7:33 am

I’m making a number of very excited and very girly noises that I don’t know how to spell; this is not to be taken as a dirty comment unless you really want it to be.

Comment by Noel 07.13.12 @ 8:19 am

JH, in Neil’s youtube video announcement: he says we’re going to see a side of you we haven’t seen before. Does this mean we’re going to see your booty (grin)!?

Comment by Ralph Mathieu 07.13.12 @ 11:19 am

what wonderful news! congratulations Jim! You will do this so well. I cannot wait to see the pages.

Comment by sean wasielewski 07.13.12 @ 11:47 am

Ho-ly mother of something awesome… am I dead? I must be dead. There are no words to describe how flippin’ incredible this news is. Many congrats, J3!

Comment by Ash 07.13.12 @ 4:03 pm

Huge congrats sir! This sounds totally awesome! Can’t wait!

Comment by Mikel Janín 07.14.12 @ 4:59 am

Just heard about this. Insanely cool!

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Awesome news! My wife and I are so excited to see this!

So you’re not leaving as either co-writer or artist from Batwoman? You’ll be able to hit both “duties” (though that’ll likely suggest another guest-arc during that time)…?

Comment by Paul 07.16.12 @ 12:12 pm

Hey Pam
Thanks, its going to be a lot of cool fun to be had.

Comment by jhw3 07.16.12 @ 6:28 pm

Hello Pam
Thanks. We now know three Pams!

Comment by jhw3 07.16.12 @ 6:29 pm

Hello Noel
Emoting a thanks right now!

Comment by jhw3 07.16.12 @ 6:31 pm

Hey there Ralph
I’m willing to show you that anytime, but it might be freightening ;^)

Comment by jhw3 07.16.12 @ 6:32 pm

Hello Sean
Thank you

Comment by jhw3 07.16.12 @ 6:32 pm

Hey there Ash
Thanks! Have you checked your pulse yet?

Comment by jhw3 07.16.12 @ 6:33 pm

Hello Mikel
Thank you. I love your work!

Comment by jhw3 07.16.12 @ 6:33 pm

Hey the Megan
Thanks, hope you’ve been doing good.

Comment by jhw3 07.16.12 @ 6:35 pm

Batwoman will continue while doing Sandman with Haden and I staying the writers, and I’ll be handling covers.

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So exciting! Please never leave Batwoman though, your artwork makes that series even more amazing.

Comment by Suzanne 07.17.12 @ 1:21 am

how would you like to see this collected?

Comment by Dave 07.17.12 @ 6:09 am

*squees like a total fangirl despite herself*

A-hemmmmmmmm! *tries to compose herself, still grinning like mad*

Wow. Just… wow. You are already one of my favorite artists and have set my standards so high for comics I wasn’t sure even you could top yourself.

Consider me wrong. 😉 This is most certain to be epic.

Comment by Katrin 07.17.12 @ 6:55 am

Hey there Suzanne
Thanks, I’ll be staying involved with Batwoman however I can.

Comment by jhw3 07.17.12 @ 8:33 pm

Hello Dave
Have no idea just yet. A lot will depend on what tricks we devise.

Comment by jhw3 07.17.12 @ 8:34 pm

Hey Katrin
You are much too sweet. Thank you so much.

Comment by jhw3 07.17.12 @ 8:35 pm

You’re most welcome. Not at all. The kudos are well deserved. I am glad to see you staying on for Batwoman though. It wouldn’t be the same without you.

Now if you *really* want to see me squee, tell me you’re coming to the east coast again (Baltimore ComicCon or such) – pretty please? It’s not as if I can get something signed or a commission done otherwise. I have sooooo much other Batwoman artwork at home but none of it signed/done by The Master Himself. I’m not above bribery at this point. Really. *grin*

Comment by Katrin 07.18.12 @ 6:46 am

Neil Gaiman & JH3, this is going to be epic!.

With this and a Wonder Woman arc in Batwoman, well comics just got fun again.

Comment by Karl 07.18.12 @ 11:16 am

Hello Katrin
Thank you. Unfortunately I won’t be coming to the east coast anytime in the next year, as I’ll be mostly working everyday until January. I’ve only one other appearance that soaks up time, and that will Morrison Con. My schedule has become very very difficult.

Comment by jhw3 07.20.12 @ 7:29 pm

Hey there Karl
Thank you very much, good sir.

Comment by jhw3 07.20.12 @ 7:30 pm

my heart skipped a beat when I watched the video Neil did for this and he announced the artist! Many congratulations on getting this job! Any idea when this will come out next year?

Have to admit I’m a late comer to Sandman and may have picked up a tpb here and there from the library, but only got into it when the absolute editions came out

Can’t wait to see Neil and Amanda[palmer] in edinburgh on the 12th August!

Comment by Alex 07.22.12 @ 12:53 pm

I can only imagine how crazy busy your schedule must be what with adding Sandman to your duties. That’s totally understandable. Besides, what would we do without our monthly comic fix?

We would most certainly love to see you on this coast again when time permits though. You’re more than worth waiting for. (Please note: I waited 15 years to meet one of my favorite actors from Babylon 5 and 25 years to meet a favorite musician. Either I have the patience of a saint or I am a complete masochist. *laughs*).

Comment by Katrin 07.22.12 @ 5:44 pm

Hey there Alex
Thanks very much. The game plan is sometime in the summer of next year, we’ll see.

Comment by jhw3 07.23.12 @ 1:39 am

Hello there Katrin
You’re much too sweet. I’m sure we’ll end up out that way sooner or later. With most of the people I’ve had desire to meet, I never thought I’d actually get the opportunity, talking about super group Blondie as example. Then about a year and a half ago, it happened. It was exciting to say the least.

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