January 8, 2010

PFF

Alrighty, this one got me to do some research. I don't really have any cards that are British, or queen-y, or anything like that. So I started to think about what I did have. And what I have are Sandman cards, and Sandman is the creation of Neil Gaiman.

Neil Gaiman was born in Portchester, England, and spent most of his childhood in West Sussex. He wrote Good Omens with Terry Pratchett (good book). He started doing graphic novels with Marvel, then DC. Sandman was published with DC. I have read his novels Neverwhere, American Gods, and Anansi Boys (and enjoyed them all). His work has been translated into film: Stardust, and Coraline. To see more at his wikipedia page, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_gaiman

Now, this isn't Sandman/Dream. This is his sister, Death. And in this image, from A Death Gallery, she has angel wings. Can you figure why I like her? :D She was created by Dave McKean (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Mckean) an artist from Berkshire (it all ties together so nicely!).

10 comments:

Christine H. said...

Dark, mysterious, and beautiful...

Snap said...

Wow! Cool card. I'm a fan of Gaiman's. Happy PFF!

Beth Niquette said...

I've never seen this person's work before. Beautiful! Thank you for the introduction!

Happy PFF!

Sheila said...

Perfect for Neil Gaiman's work! I've read a few of his books and they do match the style.

Mary said...

Never heard of Gaiman before. Interesting!

Terry said...

Howdy
Happy Pff .
Wow you are so clever I love the way you tied all the information together.
Thank you for sharing.
Happy Trails

MuseSwings said...

What a beautiful and mysterious card to share! Happy PFF!

Lyneen said...

Great history that ties it all in a tidy knot. TFS
mysterious postcard.
PFF

Marie Reed said...

Boy it sure does al fit together nicely (although their really isn't a theme for PFF ... it's a 'whatever strikes your fancy theme' This is so neat! She has such an ethereal, feminine yet powerful quality! Beautiful post!

Shaunna said...

Thanks for the great comments! And Marie - my whole blog is whatever catches my fancy. For PFFs I use cards I send out and sometimes some of my kids' cards. So a bit of a challenge is fun! And I do so love my angels!