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Fanbase Feature: Dream Journal – A Focus on Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Sandman’ – Episode 09

As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.

In this Fanbase Feature mini-series, Dream Journal – A Focus on Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman will provide an in-depth analysis of Neil Gaiman’s iconic comic book series, The Sandman. In this 10-episode limited podcast series, each episode will analyze one of the 10 trade paperbacks that span the full run of the Sandman series, exploring the themes of Gaiman’s seminal series, but also delving into the role of dreams in narrative storytelling and the overall impact that stories can impart on their audiences.

In this ninth episode of Dream Journal, the Fanbase Press podcast group POPSKL (Pissed-Off, Psychic Scary Kids of LA) discusses and dissects the stories, characters, themes, and importance of The Kindly Ones, the penultimate volume of Neil Gaiman’s seminal comic series, The Sandman, and the volume that decides Morpheus’ ultimate fate. Being creators themselves, the panelists bring a unique perspective to this roundtable discussion about the themes and characters in this climactic and artfully created story that brings back many of the characters we have met to finish their stories. They also converse about what makes them tic, some recent or past dreams that have affected them, and some personal recommendations if you love The Sandman. Geek out and chill with POPSKL as we bring you big conversations for big stories.

Cast members
: Justin Peniston (writer – Hunter Black, Mega Man: Fully Charged), Kelly Sue Milano (writer – HexComix’s Hex 11), Lisa K. Weber (artist – HexComix’s Hex 11), Claire Thorne (founder – Unexpected Hobby, A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space), and Phillip Kelly (Fanbase Press Contributor, writer/director/performer)

The Fanbase Weekly
Theme Song Written and Performed by
: Adam WarRock

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill

Episode Photo by: Bryant Dillon

Produced by: Phillip Kelly and Justin Peniston

Original Music by: Zach Pyke

Original Sandman Art by: William Orr

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