I always varied pens but rarely drawing surfaces. Out of paper for a short time, I turned to the two inert materials: stone and bone. These inert materials seemed so ordinary! This is not the case. They are still “living” materials: rough, bold, smooth, cracked, absorbent …. Taming the variety of surfaces on a volume is a real adventure!
The all-ten-volumes-in-one-slipcase-edition of SANDMAN comes out in November! I’m thrilled. You have no idea how long I’ve been asking DC to do one of these. (Er, about 16 years.)
(Edit to add: lots of questions coming in. I believe it’ll be about $199, so the books are cover price but the slipcase is free. Probably cheaper places that discount books. These are the recoloured editions that use the Absolute edition recolouring of the first few books. And last time DC did something like this they also sold the slipcase separately.)