Neil Gaiman Writing Styles in The Sandman: Season of Mists

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Point of View

Gaiman writes most of the series, especially episodes regarding the main plotline, in third person omniscient. Even in the short digressions, for instance the story of Charles Rowland, Gaiman sticks to third person. It should be said that writing in first person is extremely rare in the comic genre, and Gaiman follows most of the convention of the form. He will sometimes abandon speech and thought balloons for sections of free prose, sometimes pages in length, as he does in this volume when he describes the family of the Endless. Even this, however, while unusual in comic books, is not a unique device.

Because the series is a visual work of art, the artists used for each episode, and Gaiman uses many different talented draftsman and colorists throughout the series, affect the perspective. Though they follow the Gaiman's text, the varying styles of the artists affect...

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