CGC Announces Submission Extension for Private Signing with Literary Icon Neil Gaiman

Posted on 7/31/2023

CGC welcomes multiple Eisner award winning writer Neil Gaiman!

Update: Attention CGC customers! We’ve decided to extend the deadline on this signing in order to give more fans the chance to submit for this rare signing opportunity. The new submission deadline is Thursday, August 31, 2023. So, be sure to get all your comics and magazines in for this super exclusive event!

CGC is excited to announce that we will be hosting an exclusive In-House Private Signing with the one and only, Neil Gaiman, whose accomplishments as a writer speak for themself. Gaiman has won numerous literary awards including the Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker awards. He has also been the recipient of both the Newbery and Carnegie medals for his work on The Graveyard Book, which was later adapted into a graphic novel. In fact, many stories Gaiman has written have been adapted into the comic medium including American Gods and Coraline, the latter of which was also adapted into the fan favorite, stop motion animated film. 

Gaiman is best known by comic book fans as the writer behind the fantastical Sandman series published by DC’s Vertigo imprint, which has been collected into a 10 volume, #1 New York Times Bestselling graphic novel series. It was originally published as single comic book issues and has been republished in multiple editions and versions since its inception. The incredibly popular series has earned Gaiman four Eisner awards for Best Writer, along with a Harvey award for Best Continuing or Limited Series and was recently adapted into the phenomenal live-action Netflix series in 2022 with Gaiman at the helm. Other titles he wrote for DC’s Vertigo imprint include Death: The High Cost of Living, Death: The Time of Your Life, Black Orchid and The Book of Magic. He also wrote the limited series Eternals and Marvel 1602 for Marvel Comics in the early 2000s as well as the standout title Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader for DC Comics. In 2022, Gaiman was inducted into the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame for his outstanding work in the comic medium. Recently, Gaiman wrote the mythological series Norse Mythology published by Dark Horse Comics and earned an Eisner award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium for his short story, Chivalry. He is currently the writer on Miracleman for Marvel.

“We've eagerly awaited the chance to sign with Neil Gaiman for years, and now we're thrilled to finally make it happen! It's an incredible honor to bring this signing to life and to say we're excited would be an understatement.” said Brittany McManus, CGC Signature Series Director. 

For this exclusive event, ALL CGC members, including free CGC members, can submit books directly to CGC headquarters in Sarasota, Florida. CGC must receive all submissions for this event by Thursday, August 31, 2023. 

If the Private Signing needs to be rescheduled, CGC will securely store all submissions in its vault until the event can be rescheduled. 

After Gaiman signs the submitted books, CGC will grade and encapsulate them with an estimated turnaround time of six weeks. If CCS pressing is also requested, the turnaround time is estimated at eight weeks. After grading and encapsulation, the collectibles will be shipped back to their owners. 

The CGC Private Signing fee for Neil Gaiman is $140 per item and includes: 

  • Neil Gaiman’s signature 
  • Estimated turnaround time of six weeks for CGC grading 
  • Estimated turnaround time of eight weeks for CGC grading and CGC pressing (an additional $20 fee applies for CGC pressing)
  • Encapsulation with the iconic yellow CGC Signature Series label

Submission Instructions 

For this CGC Private Signing event, you can ship submissions directly to CGC with a FREE membership. Paid memberships are also available and include additional benefits. For more information and to join, visit

To submit books for the signing: 

Log onto your account or sign up for an account HERE.

  • Click Submit in the CGC website navigation and select Submission Forms.
  • Next to Comics / Magazines, select Online Form.
  • Select Comic or Magazine from the drop-down menu, then select Private Signing and one of the following from the dropdown menu section:
  • Under Services, select Grading and, if you would like it, Pressing. Then hit Next in the top right section of the form.
  • Enter the information requested for your comic, and make sure to check the box next to NEIL GAIMAN under Private Signing Details.
  • On the next screen, you can add one of CGC’s custom Marvel labels to your submission for qualifying books.
  • Select Add to Cart, and then repeat if there are additional books in your submission. If there are no additional books in your submission, click on the cart icon and proceed to checkout.
  • Note: If you want to submit magazines, please group them together on their own private signing form separate from comic submissions. The same rule applies for any custom labels. Please group them together on their own private signing form separate from non-custom labels. To see the available labels, click HERE.
  • Put ALL ungraded books in window bags or they will not be accepted. You can purchase window bags HERE.
  • Books that are already certified by CGC, including CGC Signature Series books, can be submitted for this event. CGC will remove a CGC-certified book from its holder for an additional $5 fee.
  • Carefully package books in a box for shipment. If you need a CGC shipping kit, they can be purchased HERE.
  • IMPORTANT:Please write NG on all sides of the outside of the box. You must initial outside of the box or we will not be able to honor the submission for this signing. 
  • Books will be received into the CGC system when they arrive and will be safely stored by CGC until the event. (Please note: Payments are processed as they normally are at the time of the collectibles’ arrival at CGC.)
  • Once books are signed, they will start an expedited CGC grading process. 


All submissions must be received by CGC no later than Thursday, August 31, 2023, to qualify for this private signing event. No change requests will be accepted after Thursday, August 31, 2023.

*No Multi-Sigs included with other signings.

**If you submit a CGC-graded collectible that needs to be removed from its original holder by CGC, the collectible will need to go through the certification and encapsulation process again, and there is no guarantee that it will receive the same grade.

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