Neil Gaiman’s Rarest Works Benefit Charity This Holiday Season!

December 7, 2016
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Humble Bundle invites you to celebrate the holiday season with international bestselling author Neil Gaiman in the Humble Book Bundle: Neil Gaiman. This bundle is a collection of priceless rarities, many of which are unavailable anywhere else, including two brand new ebooks: A Calendar of Tales with Paul Roman Martinez and Neverwear: A Portfolio of Stories, featuring art by Jim Lee, David Mack, Roman Dirge, and more.

The promotion is offered in support of charities the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and UNHCR, as well as Neil Gaiman’s own The Gaiman Foundation. Humble Bundle’s easy gifting system makes this bundle a perfect present for the Neil Gaiman fan, or the perfect way to share your own love of his work with family and friends!

Neil Gaiman says:

A little over a year ago I released my rarest, earliest, and hardest to find work – books and comics – through Humble Bundle to fund charities that do good work.  People were all so generous and enthusiastic that we broke records. More importantly, they made it possible for the CBLDF and for the charities supported by the Gaiman Foundation, including the CBLDF, to help make things better for people.

People asked if the books and comics in the Humble Bundle would be put up for sale afterwards. I said no. They were part of the Bundle.

The world is a more dangerous place than it was 14 months ago. Refugees need help and support. Freedom of speech is under threat.

I’ve brought back the original Humble Bundle of Gaiman rarities, and I have added some brand new bits, including audio stories.  It supports the UN Refugee Agency, the CBLDF, and the Gaiman Foundation (which then, in its turn, supports other good causes). Get the books and stories and such for yourself if you missed out the first time. Give them as gifts to friends. It will make a difference.

The bundle gathers some of Gaiman’s rarest and most sought-after works, including rare audio and video performances. You’ll find short stories, essays, comics, music biography, poems, teleplays, prose fiction, and even lyrics and speeches. Included are books published early in Gaiman’s career, pieces from anthologies, titles with small print runs, or works which were never published at all. If it’s in this bundle, chances are even a superfan has never read it!

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publishers and charity. The Humble Book Bundle: Neil Gaiman supports the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Plus, all of Neil Gaiman’s personal proceeds from this bundle will benefit The Gaiman Foundation, a private foundation that funds free speech, education, and civil rights charities.

Visit https://www.humblebundle.com/books/neil-gaiman-book-bundle to find out more!

The Humble Book Bundle: Neil Gaiman will run from December 7 – 21, 11:00 a.m. Pacific time.

What’s included in the bundle:

Customers can pay $1 or more for Adventures in the Dream Trade (essays, poems, lyrics, and original AMERICAN GODS blog),Gods & Tulips (controversial 1993 speech, an essay on running signings, and a speech on comics), Free Speeches (speeches by Neil, Frank Miller, and others),Being An Account of the Life and Death of the Emperor Heliogabolous (24 hour comic, written and drawn by Neil Gaiman), Ghastly Beyond Belief (Neil’s rare & never republished second book of oddball quotes), A Fall of Stardust with Charles Vess (new Stardust short story & poems, illustrated by Charles Vess), Sculpture Stories with Lisa Snellings(short fiction based on Snellings’ sculpture art),and Blood Monster with Marlene N. O’Connor (rare horror story from the legendary anthology Taboo).

Those who pay $8 or more will also receive Day of the Dead (fully annotated Babylon 5 script), An Honest Answer & Other Stories (collaboration with Bryan Talbot and Dave McKean), Feeders & Eaters with Mark Buckingham (collaborations with Mark Buckingham, including a comic about Alan Moore), Angels & Visitations (first collection of prose fiction, nonfiction, and poetry), Sweeney Todd & Other Stories with Michael Zulli (Neil’s lost, unfinished, never republished graphic novel with Michael Zulli), Neil Dreams with Rick Veitch(short comics of dreams by and about Neil, done by and with Rick Veitch), Message In A Milk Bottle (never before reprinted short story with brand new intro), Love, Fishie (poems by Neil & Maddy Gaiman, limited edition of 100), Neverwear: A Portfolio of Stories (collects Gaiman’s sought out and in many cases sold out story & art editions, featuring art by Jim Lee, David Mack, Roman Dirge, Molly Crabapple, Chris Riddell, Olivia, Jouni Koponen, Camilla D’Errico, and more), and the two controversial UK comics anthologies Outrageous Tales From The Old Testament, and Seven Deadly Sins, which also feature contributions from Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Dave McKean, Bryan Talbot and more. Also included in this tier is Neil Gaiman: Live at the Aladdin,which captures an unforgettable performance from Neil Gaiman’s 2001 Last Angel tour, and includes dramatic readings from his short fiction and poetry, including stories from his collections Angels & Visitations and Smoke and Mirrors.

Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above plus Duran Duran (Neil’s first and rarest book!), A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff (out of print and collectible book of short fiction, essays, and poems), A Calendar of Tales (a brand-new 55 page ebook with art by Paul Roman Martinez), Warning: Contains Language(Gaiman’s first audio performance disc from 1995, featuring dramatic readings of stories and poems accompanied by music from Dave McKean and the Flash Girls), and Neil Gaiman: Speaking in Tongues(dramatic readings from 2004 including the 41 minute tour-de-force “The Facts In The Case of the Departure of Miss Finch”).

About Humble Bundle
Humble Bundle sells digital content through its pay-what-you-want bundle promotions and the Humble Store. When purchasing a bundle, customers choose how much they want to pay and decide where their money goes — between the content creators, charity, and Humble Bundle. Since the company’s launch in 2010, Humble Bundle has raised more than $80 million through the support of its community for a wide range of charities, providing aid for people across the world. For more information, please visit https://www.humblebundle.com.

About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. For more information, visit www.cbldf.org.

About UNHCR
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), also known as the UN Refugee Agency, is the world’s leading organization aiding and protecting people forced to flee their homes due to violence, conflict and persecution. UNHCR provides shelter, food, water, medical care, and other life-saving assistance to refugees around the world. The dream of most refugees is to return home. When possible, UNHCR helps refugees return to their homeland. When refugees can’t go back home, UNHCR helps them rebuild their lives in another country. Since its formation by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950, UNHCR has helped an estimated 50 million refugees restart their lives and has twice received the Nobel Peace Prize. Today, UNHCR’s committed staff of 8,600 work in more than 125 countries — saving and protecting lives and building a better future for more than 36 million displaced people. For more information, visit http://www.unhcr.org.

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