Music To Draw Sandman To

the-sandman-overture-1-whatI am an unabashed comic book junkie (if you are to, feel free to read my other work at Geek Hard…. end of cheap plug). Being a writer, I tend to write with music on in the background which makes me curious what other creative folks listen to while they work.

J.H. Williams III is an incredibly talented writer and artist. I love his work on Batwoman and his currently doing some astounding work on Neil Gaiman’s return to one of his most popular comics, The Sandman in The Sandman Overture.

So what does an amazing artist listen to when he’s working on a comic by one of the greatest writers in the medium listen to?  A lot of vinyl apparently.

Williams has been posting his drawing board tunes on twitter and I’ve got admire the man’s tastes. Recent spins have included:

The Birthday Party: The Bad Seed / Mutiny (blue/red/gold vinyl)

Ghost: If You Have Ghost (vinyl)

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: soundtrack (glorious translucent red vinyl

The Clash: Sandinista (vinyl)


J.H. Williams III is quite possibly my musical soulmate. If you like what you see here, check out The Sandman Overture (if you grab the special edition of issue one contains that issue’s playlist) in comic shops now or if you just want to dig on more of his musical tastes, follow him on twitter.

Brent Chittenden

Brent Chittenden is a freelance writer with a gift for the geek. Currently a writer with A Journal Of Musical Things and a podcaster with True North Nerds, he's also written for Comic Book Daily, Explore Music and a dozen other places. Currently, he is the co-host of the True North Nerds podcast. You can find out more at

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