Treasures of the Cerebus Archive -- AMERICAN GODS first printing, personalized by Neil Gaiman:
For Dave Sim, - who has probably been wondering what I've been doing with myself -- and who still sends me Cerebus, month after month, and amuses, amazes, delights and infuriates me in equal measure -- a small book, that might have been improved with pictures, about gods (but not about God) -- in the hopes that you'll find something to enjoy in these pages
30 May 2001
Neil had originally declined my offer of a comp subscription because he felt that picking up CEREBUS in his local comic store was a big part of the CEREBUS experience. His local store started missing getting issues for his subscription file and (stop me if you've heard this one before) weren't able to get them for him. So he decided that a comp subscription was now necessary.
What I don't get -- or even "get" -- to this day is how a piece of writing can "infuriate" anyone. There are things that I read that I agree with and there are things that I read that I don't agree with but I can't think of anything that I've read that has infuriated me.
May 2001. Seems significant to me that the flyleaf synopsis begins "The storm was coming…"