Neil Gaiman approached George R.R. Martin with a story concept for his Wildcards Anothology. Martin turned down the idea that would later become Sandman.
Source: MTV Geek
October 6, 2012
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Game of Thrones author, George R.R. Martin talks to MTV Geek at Worldcon 2012 about his crossover with comic creators over the years. He said he approached Alan Moore to work on Wildcards in the eighties, but never heard from him. He also talks about blowing off a young Neil Gaiman long ago at a San Diego Comic-Con. Gaiman remembers it as well, approaching Martin about being in a future Wildcards anthology. In 1987 he pitched an idea about a character that lives in dreams, but Martin didn't seem interested. Gaiman would use that same concept later as he developed Sandman for DC's Vertigo line.
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