Fanbase Feature: Dream Journal - A Focus on Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Sandman’ - Episode 03

As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.

In this Fanbase Feature mini-series, Dream Journal - A Focus on Neil Gaiman's The Sandman will provide an in-depth analysis of Neil Gaiman’s iconic comic book series, The Sandman. In this 10-episode limited podcast series, each episode will analyze one of the 10 trade paperbacks that span the full run of the Sandman series, exploring the themes of Gaiman’s seminal series, but also delving into the role of dreams in narrative storytelling and the overall impact that stories can impart on their audiences.

In this third episode of Dream Journal, the podcast group POPSKL (Pissed-Off, Psychic Scary Kids of LA) discuss and dissect the stories, characters, themes, and importance of Dream Country, the third volume of Neil Gaiman’s seminal comic series, The Sandman. Being creators themselves, they bring a unique perspective to this roundtable discussion while also conversing about what makes them tic, some recent or past dreams that have affected them, and some personal recommendations if you love The Sandman.

Cast members
: Justin Peniston (writer - Hunter Black, Mega Man: Fully Charged), Kelly Sue Milano (writer - HexComix’s Hex 11), Lisa K. Weber (artist - HexComix’s Hex 11), Claire Thorne (founder - Unexpected Hobby, A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space), and Phillip Kelly (Fanbase Press Contributor, writer/director/performer)

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00:01:30 Script Reading, Introductions, and Synopsis
00:08:28 Wherein we discuss #StoriesMatter
00:09:19 Wherein we discuss “Calliope”
00:24:44 Wherein we discuss “Dream of a Thousand Cats”
00:35:54 Wherein we discuss Facade
00:52:01 Wherein we discuss A Midsummer Night’s Dream
01:14:45 Wherein we discuss our dreams
01:30:06 Wherein we discuss our recommendations and sign off

The Fanbase Weekly
Theme Song Written and Performed by
: Adam WarRock

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill

Episode Photo by: Bryant Dillon

Produced by: Phillip Kelly and Justin Peniston

Original Music by: Zach Pyke

Original Sandman Art by: William Orr

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