For the last several years, that do-gooding human, Mr. Neil Gaiman has donated a doodle or two to the Gillian Anderson (aka X-Files' Scully) charity auction for the Neurofibromatosis Network.
We have blogged about it every year, and I have also participated. It's so much fun!
I had Neil doodle inside one of our tour book itineraries from last summer's grueling but wonderful OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE tour. Check out the Cthulu clown shoes!
He also signed the cover.
For my donation, I made one of my "glass candy bar" pieces from Sandman, issue #73, out in Dec. 1995. Death as drawn by the mighty Michael Zulli. When Neil was here last week, I asked him to sign it for me, to up the value. It's a beauty!
So these two items will be going up for auction in May of this year, I will keep you posted. These count as Swallowing Diamonds items, because they are leaving the house!
I will be bidding on Barbara Eden's i-dream-of-Jeannie bottle sketch. I want that one!
there are things from Stan Lee, Malcolm McDowell, The Walking Dead cast, and of course, that dreamy David Duchovny ("why don't you love me, David Duchovny..")
here is a video of Neil, Benedict Cumberbatch and Gillian at Letters Live doing some auctioning- Nick Cave was also there that night, WHY was i not??
Alert!! TWO HOURS LEFT ON THE AMERICAN GODS NEIL HOUSE ON THE ROCK PACK. click here to see about winning.
winner of item #24: miss Helen Hedberg, for her tiger-themed music suggestion. Nicely done!