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Jim Lee and Neil Gaiman collaborates

I would never though that Jim Lee would be illustrating Neil Gaiman’s works. Always felt Jim Lee’s works are too rigid to be illustrating for Neil Gaiman’s often fanciful and flowy stories. Don’t get me wrong, both of them are good and I love Jim Lee’s artworks, especially his Batmen (strong jawline, *slurps*), but just doesn’t sit well with me.

But whatever your cup of tea is, and whether you like it or not, they have collaborated and there’s nothing you can do about it (except whine and be a bitch). :p

Were you aware that New York Times bestselling novelist Neil Gaiman and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee worked together before? The illustrated poem, “100 Words” is available today for the first time digitally. The seven page poem can be purchased for only .99 cents through the DC app andDCcomics.com storefront. All of DC Comics’ proceeds benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

The project was originally published as part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund 2010 annual and was, until now, only available as a limited edition print on neverwear.net.

“The project began when I was asked to write a hundred word poem about death. And I did. I tried to make it honest and, given the word limit, simple and true,” said Neil Gaiman.

“Jim Lee took my poem and illustrated it, in a beautiful pencil style, turned it into a comic, as a limited edition print that was published by Neverwear for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and it made people happy. It made me especially happy, as I’ve been a fan of Jim’s since Chris Claremont showed me some advanced pages by a talented newcomer, somewhere back in the dawn of time, and we’ve been trying (and failing) to work together ever since.

Most people haven’t seen “100 Words.” I love that there’s now an opportunity for everybody to see what Jim and I did, all up close and digital. And I’m thrilled that DC Comics is publishing it for such a good cause.”

Check it out. It’s less than a buck and the proceeds go to a great cause.

It looks more like Jim Lee’s sketches than actual illustrations. It’s just a different feel I guess. I’m more interested in his 100 words poem on death though.


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