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Fanbase Feature: Dream Journal – A Focus on Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Sandman’ – Episode 11

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 special eleventh episode of Dream Journal, the Fanbase Press podcast group POPSKL (Pissed-Off, Psychic Scary Kids of LA) invites award-winning special guest Dirk Maggs to discuss his work as writer, director, and producer on The Sandman Audible Drama. Dirk talks about his history in the audio drama business, his working with Neil Gaiman and how he became involved in adapting The Sandman, and how he approaches the craft of bringing these worlds to cinematic life. Being creators themselves, the panelists bring a unique perspective to this roundtable discussion, but mostly they sit back and let Dirk do the talking. If you love The Sandman Audible Drama and the seminal graphic novel from which it’s based, geek out and chill with POPSKL as we bring you big conversations for big stories.

Special Guest:
Dirk Maggs (writer, director, and producer – The Sandman Audible Drama)

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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