Help Create an Animated Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Price’

Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors. From his Sandman series to books like American Gods and Stardust, I love the way he uses words and creates worlds. I’m also a fan of his short fiction, including an extremely haunting story entitled “The Price” about a clash between good and evil, and a black cat.

While some of Neil’s work has been made into movies (Coraline and Stardust), these were all done by major studios. Now, a man by the name of Christopher Salmon wants to do an animated adaptation of “The Price,” featuring Gaiman’s reading of it as the narration…but he wants to do this differently.

He wants it to be fan-funded.

Neil wrote an entry on his blog calling for fans to help, and I am doing what I can to spread the word. Salmon has started a Kickstarter page for the project (you might remember that I mentioned them before, when news broke that William Beckett of The Academy Is… is set to appear in an adaptation of “The Fall of the House of Usher”) but he is asking for the largest amount of money EVER for a Kickstarter project: $150,000.

Salmon also has a website for his project so you can see and learn more about it and see the Kickstarter pitch video. The minimum donation is $10, which might not seem like much, but if enough people donate that, along with some larger backers (Neil has already contributed to the project, as has Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple) then this can happen.

So go, check it out, donate if you’d like. And read more Gaiman. Because I said so.