GRAPHIC: Neil Gaiman - The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains
Illustrations: Eddie Campbell
Music: FourPlay String Quartet
Comic books, illustration, animation, music, multimedia and other new ways of telling stories have not only changed the face of our popular culture, they now define it. Graphic novels and comic art are now a leading source of inspiration for films, television, clothing, designers, musicians and artists the world over. GRAPHIC celebrates this brave new world in a weekend of specially commissioned productions – with musical responses to graphic art & stories, workshops, panels, a film festival, a games exhibition and an animation competition.
“Gaiman has a deft hand with the mythologies he tinkers with; even better, he's a fine, droll storyteller.”– NY Times
Neil Gaiman is one of the most celebrated writers of our times.
Having achieved legendary status with his Sandman comics, Neil’s stories have now crossed all boundaries, from comics to award winning novels, screenplays, scripts for numerous films, a forthcoming Dr Who episode and even audio theatre plays.
Numerous works by Neil have been turned into or optioned for major motion pictures, including Stardust and Coraline. Exciting future film projects in the works are Death: the High Cost of Living and The Graveyard Book.
We are pleased to present a world first; Neil Gaiman reading aloud the previously unreleased story "The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains”,in the spectacular surrounds of the Concert Hall at Sydney Opera House.
We have commissioned the renowned artist Eddie Campbell to illustrate the story, while FourPlay String Quartet have been commissioned to create an entirely new underscore to the story.
Eddie Campbell is probably best known for his collaboration & publishing of the graphic novel, From Hell with Alan Moore, which was turned into a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp.
Eddie Campbell’s other notable internationally released comics works include the irreverent and wine-soaked series Bacchus, which revives the Greek gods in a sprawling, unpredictable, and enormously entertaining thousand-page epic - and the award-winning autobiographical series Alec.
FourPlay shot to prominence in Australia and Europe in the very late 90’s as a unique musical phenomenon – an indie rock band that just happened to be a string quartet!
Neil Gaiman website
Eddie Campbell blog
See the rest of the GRAPHIC program here
Learn how to be part of the GRAPHIC online animation competition here
Venue: Concert Hall
Dates: 7 August
Duration: 90 minutes with no interval