Signal to Noise

Signal to Noise

:"This article is about the graphic novel Signal to Noise. For the engineering concept, see Signal-to-noise ratio, for the Eric Nylund novel, see Signal to Noise (novel), for the debut album of The Rise (band), see Signal to Noise (Rise Album)"

"Signal to Noise" (ISBN 1-56971-144-5) is a graphic novel written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dave McKean. It was originally serialised in the UK style magazine "The Face", beginning in 1989, and collected as a graphic novel in 1992, published by Victor Gollancz Ltd in the UK and by Dark Horse Comics in the US. [ [ Paul Gravett on Dave McKean] ; [ Book profile at Dark Horse] ]

The story examines the relationship between images of an imagined World Apocalypse and the experience of one man's personal, individual apocalypse. In it a film-maker learns he is suffering from a terminal illness, and imagines a last film which he will never have time to make before he dies.

There have been two adaptations of the graphic novel into other media: in 1996, Gaiman adapted his own story for a BBC radio broadcast, with music by McKean; and in 1999, a stage adaptation written by Marc Rosenbush and Robert Toombs was mounted in Chicago with Gaiman's cooperation.


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