Official Coraline T-Shirt Gets Designer Neil Gaiman’s Seal of Approval

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Author Neil Gaiman endorses literary clothing company Out of Print’s new t-shirt design based on his popular book and film adaptation, Coraline.


Neil Gaiman has given official approval to a new t-shirt design based on his dark fantasy children’s novel Coraline.


The shirt, available on the site Exhausted, was designed by illustrator Karl James Mountford and is available in both Unisex and Women’s fits. Out of Print also uses a portion of profits to support literacy programs and donate books to communities in need. For fans of Gaiman’s other works, he also sells a american gods pattern.

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Coraline, First published in 2002, follows the story of an adventurous 11-year-old girl who travels through a portal to an exciting alternate reality, only to find it hard to leave whenever she wants. It won the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Short Story and the 2003 Nebula Award for Best Short Story, among other awards and critical acclaim. The chilling tale was adapted into a stop-motion animated film, directed by Henry Selick, in 2009. Critics responded positively to the film, and it was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. The book has been adapted in several other forms, including a comic book adaptation released in 2008 and a musical, which premiered on Broadway in 2009 starring Jayne Houdyshell as Coraline.


Will there be more Coraline story?

Gaiman recently addressed the possibility of a Coraline suite, saying that there are currently no plans, but that might change in the future if he has an idea he likes enough. “What I’ve always said is that I wouldn’t Coraline 2 unless I can come up with a story as good as Coralina 1.“He added that he didn’t want anything he wrote to join the ranks of mediocre sequels, so he would want to improve the first book. “If you want to do something, it has to be a toy story 2 Where The Godfather Part 2 next level where you really improve your game.”

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The author is currently busy with television adaptations of several of his other books. Netflix has yet to release any news on whether its hit adaptation of The sand man, based on the comic Gaiman wrote for DC Comics, will get a second season. However, Season 2 of good omens, based on the book Gaiman co-wrote with the late Sir Terry Pratchett, will premiere on Prime Video in the summer of 2023. Another Gaiman project, an adaptation of his 2005 novel Anansi Boys, is also in the works at Prime Video but does not yet have a release date.

Coraline is available to stream on Tubi.

Source: Exhausted by Twitter.

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