My office cleaning binge uncovered an original manuscript to Neil Gaiman’s short story “Murder Mysteries”. Neil sent it to me about fifteen-years ago on the off chance that I might adapt it for comics. Or illustrate it. Or something. I never got the chance (curses,) but this ancient document appears to have been printed out on some dot matrix word processor or something. Those were the days.

It has all the usual freelancer stains, like pizza and coffee. And I have defaced it with a number of scribbles. About 20 of them. Also, I’ve a small assortment of loose sketches for this project. All drawings are previously unpublished.

With Neil Gaiman’s kind permission, this autographed manuscript, along with all of my sketches for the project, will be auctioned off to benefit the Hero Initiative, an organization which aids veteran cartoonists in need. This donation is in memory of freelance comic book and animation writer Steve Perry. I hope you’ll take the time to click both links to learn more about Steve and The Hero Initiative.