My dreaming sorts out stories for me

Neil Gaiman On Returning To ‘Sandman,’ Talking In His Sleep And The Power Of Comics
December 15, 2015
http://www.npr.org/2015/12/15/458319575/neil-gaiman-on-returning-to-sandman-talking-in-his-sleep-and-power-of-comics

I think I love my dreaming process because one of the things that my dreaming process does is sort out stories for me.
I will go to sleep stuck on what happens next, I will wake up and somewhere these boys in the back room have been moving heavy furniture around, they’ve been digging, they’ve been painting, they’ve been plastering and they present me with the solution.
If that means I’m going to be a little bit chatty or a little bit weird in my sleep, I will go for it.

related:

http://www.npr.org/2015/02/15/384992350/in-his-latest-book-neil-gaiman-offers-readers-a-trigger-warning
when you read everything, you wind up reading short stories or stories that just, you shouldn’t probably have read yet and the kinds of things that gave me nightmares.

The Graveyard Book
http://www.mousecircus.com/videotour.aspx

Scott McCloud on comics

Work_like_HellScott McCloud on comics
Feb 2005
http://www.ted.com/talks/scott_mccloud_on_comics.html
In this unmissable look at the m agic of comics, Scott McCloud bends the presentation format into a cartoon-like experience, where colorful diversions whiz through childhood fascinations and imagined futures that our eyes can hear and touch.

Scott McCloud is author of Understanding Comics, a comic book about comics.
He’s an evangelist for comics as a valid literary form (as more than pulp and kids’ stuff) and his admiring fans include a laundry list of superstar cartoonists.

train of thought, another instance:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/train-of-thought