October 03, 2013 11:06am PT by Graeme McMillan
'Lost' Neil Gaiman Stories Reissued for Charity
Some of the earliest comic work of Neil Gaiman will see the light of day for the first time in three decades in a special digital collection released to benefit a charity fighting deaths caused by malaria in Africa.
The collection, <em>Neil Gaiman's Lost Tales</em> will be issued later this month by British independent publisher Knockabout Comics -- which has previously published work by Robert Crumb, Alan Moore and Gilbert Shelton -- and digital distributor Sequential, and feature collaborations with Gaiman's Sandman partners Dave McKean and Bryan Talbot, among others.
The news was announced in Sequential's digital magazine Infinity, which also says that the collection will feature scripts by Gaiman, original proposals for comic projects and even the writer's original notes for his classic Sandman series.
Readers will be able to download the collection free, and each download will result in a 50 cent donation being made to the charity Malaria No More. A free comic featuring "lost" work from one of the medium's most well respected writers that also means that you're responsible for helping an important cause? That's pretty much the definition of a win-win, surely.
Keep an eye on Sequential's Twitter account for upcoming details of the collection's release date.