Friday, December 26, 2008

It's about that time, innit?

You have to admit, we've been keeping the Neil Gaiman love pretty well contained lately. But between the animated ad for the Coraline movie on the Red Line and the news that two new Gaiman picture books will be out in a few months, well... the fangirliness is welling up again.

Blueberry Girl, a lullabye written for Neil's good friend Tori Amos and her baby girl, and illustrated by fantasy author/artist Charles Vess, will be published in March. (If you're picturing Violet Beauregard, rest easy -- this Blueberry Girl is much sweeter and a lot less blue.)

Crazy Hair
, Mr. G's latest collaboration with Dave McKean, is a poem inspired by Neil's own "extremely unlikely hair" and will come out in May. From the sneak peek we've gotten, we can tell you it's crazy good -- but what else would you expect from the partnership that produced the awesomeness of Coraline, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, The Wolves in the Walls, Mirrormask, and more?

To get you through until these new adventures come out, pick up a paperback or hardcover movie tie-in edition of Coraline and get ready for the February 6th film release. While you're in the chapter book room, try chatting up the staffer at the counter about all things Neil -- you can always come to us (read: me) for a Gaiman geekfest!

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