Just a quick post on Gaiman because it seems irresponsible not to.
The press is currently beating two dead horses: i.e. we're all dying of pleasure that The Ocean at the End of the Lane came out last week, delicious in all its deckle-edge glory; moreover, that news has moved from trickle to stream regarding Overture, the pre- Preludes and Nocturnes portion of what is often called the Sandman epic narrative. ETA is All Hallows' Eve's Eve, 2013; publication will be bi-monthly and will supposedly consist of six issues. McKean, of course, will be doing covers, and J.H. Williams III will be be doing the rest of the art.
Speaking of which:
This is Williams's cover image for Overture 1 from his blog.