It’s the holiday season, and Humble Bundle has the perfect gift for you or friends at a price that can’t be beat. The charitable website has teamed up with Neil Gaiman to sell the author’s acclaimed stories at the buyer’s discretion. Fans of the writer can pay what they want for classics and never-before-reproduced pieces. There are three purchasing tiers: $1-7, $8-14, and $15+. Buyers can decide how they’re money is divvied up between Gaiman, charities, and even the site itself. Humble Bundle is currently supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Moth Education Program. All personal proceeds given to Gaiman will then be donated to the author's foundation which supports free speech and civl rights organizations.
So, if you want to spend $15, then you can get more than 20 pieces from Gaiman - but time is running out! The sale ends in less than two weeks, so buy them while you still can.
If you want to see what all is for sale, then click through the next slides to see what all Humble Bundle and Neil Gaiman have to offer.
The first and cheapest tier starts at a bargain. It only costs $1 to get these Gaiman pieces, and some of them are a definite steal.
“Pay $1 or more for Adventures in the Dream Trade (essays, poems, lyrics, and original American Gods blog), Gods & Tulips (controversial 1993 speech, an essay on running signings, and a speech on comics), Free Speeches (speeches by Neil, Frank Miller, and others), Being An Account of the Life and Death of the Emperor Heliogabolous (24 hour comic, written and drawn by Neil), Ghastly Beyond Belief with Kim Newman (Neil’s rare & never republished second book of oddball quotes), A Fall of Stardust with Charles Vess (new Stardust short story & poems, illustrated by Charles Vess), Sculpture Stories with Lisa Snellings (short fiction based on Snellings’ sculpture art), and Blood Monster with Marlene N. O'Connor (rare horror story from the legendary anthology Taboo).”
For $8 or more, you open up your libraries to a slew of Gaiman treasures like Seven Deadly Sins and Neverwear: A Portfolio of Stories.
“Pay $8 or more to also receive Day of the Dead (fully annotated Babylon 5 script), An Honest Answer & Other Stories (collaboration with Bryan Talbot and Dave McKean), Feeders & Eaters with Mark Buckingham (collaborations with Mark Buckingham, including a comic about Alan Moore), Angels & Visitations (first collection of prose fiction, nonfiction, and poetry), Sweeney Todd & Other Stories with Michael Zulli (Neil’s lost, unfinished, never republished graphic novel with Michael Zulli), Neil Dreams with Rick Veitch (short comics of dreams by and about Neil, done by and with Rick Veitch), Message In A Milk Bottle (never before reprinted short story with a brand new intro), Love, Fishie (poems by Neil & Maddy Gaiman, extremely limited edition), Neverwear: A Portfolio of Stories (collects Neil's sought out – and in many cases, sold out – story & art editions, featuring art by Jim Lee, David Mack, Roman Dirge, Molly Crabapple, Chris Riddell, Olivia, Jouni Koponen, Camilla D'Errico, and more), and the two controversial UK comics anthologies Outrageous Tales From The Old Testament and Seven Deadly Sins, which also feature contributions from Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Dave McKean, Bryan Talbot and more. Also included in this tier is Neil Gaiman: Live at the Aladdin, which captures an unforgettable performance from Neil's 2001 Last Angel tour, and includes dramatic readings from his short fiction and poetry, including stories from his collections Angels & Visitations and Smoke and Mirrors.”
For $15 or more, you can get a collection of five exclusive Gaiman pieces which would complete any bibliophiles collection.
“Pay $15 or more to receive all of the above plus Duran Duran (Neil’s first and rarest book!), A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff (out of print and collectible book of short fiction, essays, and poems), A Calendar of Tales (brand-new 55 page ebook with art by Paul Roman Martinez), Warning: Contains Language (Neil's first audio performance disc from 1995, featuring dramatic readings of stories and poems accompanied by music from Dave McKean and the Flash Girls), and Speaking in Tongues (dramatic readings from 2004 including the 41 minute tour-de-force "The Facts In The Case of the Departure of Miss Finch”).”