By Isabella Biedenharn
Updated September 16, 2015 at 08:33 PM EDT

On Sept. 22, 2015, U.S. readers can finally snag a copy of Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell’s gorgeous fairytale retelling, The Sleeper and The Spindle, which puts quite a new twist on the stories of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. To tide you over until the book’s release, EW has an exclusive video of Gaiman, the writer, and Riddell, the illustrator, explaining where the idea to blend the two stories came from. Once you’ve watched, check out a preview of the breathtaking interiors below:

Illustrations copyright © 2014 by Chris Riddell