Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A Calendar of Tales by Neil Gaiman and You
Title: A Calendar of Tales
Author: Neil Gaiman and You
Project Website: A Calendar of Tales
Author Website: neilgaiman.com
A Calendar of Tales was a collaborative project between Neil Gaiman, Blackberry, and the general public. Blackberry asked Neil Gaiman to ask Twitter questions for each month, and Gaiman then took his twelve favorite responses (one for each month), and wrote a story based on that idea. Blackberry then asked for people to submit their own artwork or videos that used Gaiman reading his stories as the soundtrack. Basically, it was one big artistic, interactive collaboration between Gaiman and his fans, and actually seemed to have worked out rather well.
Like any collection of short fiction, some stories are better than others (I particularly liked the very first story for January the best), but overall, each of the stories can stand up on their own.
If you're interested in finding out more about the project, or reading the stories themselves, you can visit the website for the project here.