Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman

English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films add

Category: Literature

Born in 1960.

Countries: United States (44%), United Kingdom (42%), (6%)

Main connections: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Peter Capaldi, Juliet Stevenson

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After living for a period in the nearby town of Portchester, Hampshire, where Neil was born in 1960, the Gaimans moved in 1965 to the West Sussex town of East Grinstead where his parents studied Dianetics at the Scientology centre in the town; one of Gaiman's sisters works for the Church of Scientology in Los Angeles add something


Neil Gaiman was born in 1960 add something


In the early 1980s, Gaiman pursued journalism, conducting interviews and writing book reviews, as a means to learn about the world and to make connections that he hoped would later assist him in getting published add something


Dick Giordano - By the end of the 1980s, they had created the mature-audience Vertigo imprint, under initial editor Karen Berger, and began an influx of British talent such as Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman


Milo Manara - In the U.S. "The Ape" was serialised in "Heavy Metal" in the early 1980s and Manara received some exposure through collaborations with Neil Gaiman and other artists


In 1984, he wrote his first book, a biography of the band Duran Duran, as well as "Ghastly Beyond Belief", a book of quotations, with Kim Newman add something


When waiting for a train at Victoria Station in 1984, Gaiman noticed a copy of "Swamp Thing" written by Alan Moore, and carefully read it add something


His first professional short story publication was "Featherquest", a fantasy story, in "Imagine Magazine" in May 1984, when he was 24 add something


The couple were married in 1985 after having their first child, Michael add something


Dave McKean - After a trip to New York City in 1986 during which he failed to find work as a comics artist, McKean met writer Neil Gaiman, and the pair collaborated on a short graphic novel of disturbing childhood memories, "Violent Cases", published in 1987


Gaiman has said he ended his journalism career in 1987 because British newspapers regularly publish untruths as fact add something


In 1989, Gaiman published "The Books of Magic" , a four-part mini-series that provided a tour of the mythological and magical parts of the DC Universe through a frame story about an English teenager who discovers that he is destined to be the world's greatest wizard add something


In a collaboration with author Terry Pratchett , Gaiman's first novel "Good Omens" was published in 1990 add something


Jim Aparo - His published work in the late 1990s and early 2000s include a Batman Annual , a G.C.P.D. miniseries, a Speed Force Special , an issue of a Deadman miniseries that revisited his "Death in the Family" story, and a single page of "Legends of the Green Flame" written by Neil Gaiman in which he had a final opportunity to draw the Phantom Stranger for publication


Charles Vess - In 1990, Vess began one of his best-known collaborations to date, with writer Neil Gaiman


One of Gaiman's most commented-upon friendships is with the musician Tori Amos, a "Sandman" fan who became friends with Gaiman after making a reference to "Neil and the Dream King" on her 1991 demo tape add something


Igor Goldkind - In the period 1991-1993 he was a regular writer for "2000 AD", working on the ongoing Judge Hershey character, as well as creating "The Clown", a satire on the works of Neil Gaiman, Goldkind referring to it as "The Sandman on laughing gas"


Gaiman lives near Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States and has lived there since 1992 add something


In 1993, Gaiman was contracted by Todd McFarlane to write a single issue of "Spawn", a popular title at the newly created Image Comics company add something


Cogliostro - In 1993 McFarlane contracted Neil Gaiman to write one issue of his Spawn series


Gaiman wrote the 1996 BBC dark fantasy television series "Neverwhere" add something


The 1996 novelization of Gaiman's teleplay for the BBC mini-series "Neverwhere" was his first solo novel add something


Lenny Henry - He was co-creator with Neil Gaiman and producer of the 1996 BBC drama serial "Neverwhere"


Spirit (comics) - Kitchen Sink published a series of original Spirit stories in 1996-1997, including contributions from Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Paul Chadwick, Neil Gaiman, Joe_R._Lansdale and Paul Pope


Tamsin Greig - She is married to actor Richard Leaf, whom she met on the set of Neil Gaiman's 1996 miniseries "Neverwhere", and has three children


Claire Danes - In 1997, Danes wrote an introduction to Neil Gaiman's "Death: The Time of Your Life"


Both audio plays were published in the collection "Smoke and Mirrors" in 1998 add something


In 1999 first printings of his fantasy novel "Stardust" were released add something


Lamy - Notable author Neil Gaiman wrote his book American Gods with his Lamy 2000, which he refers to as his "novel writing pen"


"American Gods" became one of Gaiman's best-selling and multi-award winning novels upon its release in 2001 add something


In February 2001, when Gaiman had completed writing "American Gods", his publishers set up a promotional web site featuring a weblog in which Gaiman described the day-to-day process of revising, publishing, and promoting the novel add something


In papers filed by Gaiman in early 2002, however, he claimed that the characters were jointly owned by their scripter and artist , not merely by McFarlane in his role as the creator of the series add something


Todd McFarlane - The first was a 2002 suit in which McFarlane contested with writer Neil Gaiman over the rights to some supporting Spawn characters created by Gaiman in issue No. 9 of the "Spawn" series and over payment for later works featuring those characters


This is identical to the signed and numbered limited edition that was released by Hill House Publishers in 2003 add something


The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the district court ruling in February 2004 granting joint ownership of the characters to Gaiman and McFarlane add something


Charles Vess - Between 2004 and 2007 Vess adapted a poem by Neil Gaiman into a children's book, "Blueberry Girl"


Lenny Henry - He was the voice of the "shrunken head" on the Knight Bus in the 2004 movie "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", and read the audio book version of Neil Gaiman's "Anansi Boys"


Dave McKean - In 2004, McKean won a BSFA *award in "Short Fiction" along with Neil Gaiman for their work, "The Wolves in the Walls"


In 2005, his novel "Anansi Boys" was released worldwide add something


Labyrinth (film) - Fantasy author Neil Gaiman and artist Dave McKean were called in to write and direct a film similar in spirit to "Labyrinth", and "MirrorMask" was ultimately released in selected theaters in 2005 after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival


R. A. Lafferty - In his 2006 short story collection "Fragile Things", Neil Gaiman includes a short story called "Sunbird" written in the style of Lafferty


Joachim Witt - Joachim Witt contributed the song "Vandemar" to the 2006 album "Where's Neil When You Need Him-", a compilation of songs based on the works of author Neil Gaiman


Several of Gaiman's original works have been optioned or greenlighted for film adaptation, most notably "Stardust", which premiered in August 2007 and stars Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Claire Danes, directed by Matthew Vaughn add something


Beowulf (2007 film) - "'Beowulf"' is a 2007 American motion capture computer-animated fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, inspired by the Old English epic poem of the same name


As of 2008, Gaiman has several books planned add something


In late 2008, Gaiman released a new children's book, "The Graveyard Book" add something


Gaiman read the poem aloud to an audience at the Sundance Kabuki Theater in San Francisco on 5 October 2008 during his book reading tour for "The Graveyard Book" add something


In 2009, Marvel Comics purchased Marvelman add something


Gaiman's 2009 Newbery Medal winning book "The Graveyard Book" will be made into a movie, with Neil Jordan being announced as the director during Gaiman's appearance on "The Today Show", 27 January 2009 add something


A stop-motion version of "Coraline" was released on 6 February 2009, with Henry Selick directing and Dakota Fanning and Teri Hatcher in the leading voice-actor roles add something


It was published in March 2009 with the title, "Blueberry Girl" add something


Joe Chill - In 2009's "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader-" by Neil Gaiman, Joe Chill is seen as the bartender attending Batman's funeral


Henry Selick - Selick's first feature with LAIKA is "Coraline", which is based on the book by acclaimed author Neil Gaiman and was released in 2009


Camilla d'Errico - In June 2009, released a collaborative print by d'Errico and Neil Gaiman based on Gaiman's short story, How to Talk to Girls at Parties


Amanda Palmer - The title is a play on an expression used by fans during "Twin Peaks"' original run, "Who killed Laura Palmer-" A companion book of photos of Palmer looking as if she were murdered was released in July 2009 featuring photography by Kyle Cassidy and accompanying writing by Neil Gaiman


When he won the 2010 Medal himself, the press reported him recalling, " add something


The judge ruled that Gaiman was right in his claims and gave McFarlane until the start of September 2010 to settle matters add something


On 16 November 2010, Amanda Palmer hosted a non-legally binding flash mob wedding for Gaiman's birthday in New Orleans add something


Amanda Palmer - On January 15, 2010, Neil Gaiman and Palmer confirmed their engagement in an announcement made to their respective websites


Gaiman wrote an episode of the long-running science fiction series "Doctor Who", broadcast in 2011 during Matt Smith's second series as the Doctor add something


He did an extensive sold-out book tour celebrating the 10th Anniversary and promoting this edition in 2011 add something


In 2011, it was announced that Gaiman would be writing the script to a new film version of "Journey to the West" add something


Ben Folds - In April 2011, Folds collaborated with Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman and Damian Kulash as 8in8 to write, record, and produce eight songs in eight hours which were available online within 24 hours, as well as being performed once on its world tour, as part of the ReThink Music conference


Colleen Doran - She will complete the long awaited "Stealth Tribes" graphic novel with Warren Ellis for Vertigo in 2012, and is working with Neil Gaiman on a new graphic novel for Dark Horse for 2013


Henry Selick - On 28 April 2012, it was announced that Disney had optioned the rights for Neil Gaiman's novel "The Graveyard Book"


Doctor Who - In November 2012, Neil Gaiman confirmed that the Cybermen would feature in an upcoming series 7 episode he has written


A six part radio play of "Neverwhere" was broadcast in March 2013, adapted by Dirk Maggs for $Radio_4 (BBC_Radio_4) and $Radio_4 (BBC_Radio_4) Extra add something


Gaiman made his return to "Doctor Who" with an episode titled "Nightmare in Silver", broadcast on 11 May 2013 add something


Radio drama - In 2013 BBC &Radio_4 (BBC_Radio_4) released a radio adaptation of "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman, featuring a cast of well known television and film actors


George Harris (actor) - In 2013, he played the mysterious Abbot of the Black Friars in a BBC radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman's London fantasy "Neverwhere"


Natalie Dormer - In March 2013, she played the Lady Door in the radio play of "Neverwhere", based on the novel by Neil Gaiman


In 2014, he took up a five-year appointment as professor in the arts at Bard College, in Red Hook, New York add something


In September 2014, Gaiman and Terry Pratchett joined forces with BBC Radio 4 to make the first ever dramatisation of their co-penned novel "Good Omens", which is scheduled to be broadcast in December across a week in five half-hour episodes and culminate in an hour-long final apocalyptic showdown add something


Peter Serafinowicz - In 2014 it was announced that Serafinowicz will play the role, Crowley in the BBC Radio 4 adaption of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens


On 18 March 2015, they announced through their Facebook and Twitter accounts that Palmer is pregnant with their first child, due in September add something


Mervyn Peake - As of 2015, author Neil Gaiman was in talks to adapt the novels for the big screen


Jerusalem syndrome - In "Jerusalem" the 12th story in Neil Gaiman's 2015 collection, "Trigger Warning", the lives of a British couple on holiday are transformed by the illness


Amanda Palmer - On March 18, 2015, Palmer announced that she and her husband, Neil Gaiman, are expecting a child in September via her Twitter and Facebook public profiles


Edgar Wright - In October 2015, Wright was announced as director of the film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel "Fortunately, The Milk"


In 2016, Gaiman, as well as Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Peter Capaldi, Douglas Booth, Jesse Eisenberg, Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Kit Harington, and Stanley Tucci, appear in the video "What They Took With Them", from the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR, to help raise awareness of the issue of global refugees add something


In September 2016 Neil Gaiman announced that he had for some years been working on a book of retellings of Norse mythology add something


Stanley Tucci - On September 12 2016, Tucci, as well as Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Peter Capaldi, Douglas Booth, Neil Gaiman, Keira_Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Kit Harington, and Jesse Eisenberg, featured in a video from the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR to help raise awareness to the global refugee crisis


Colleen Doran - She is working on an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story "Troll Bridge" as a graphic novel for Dark Horse for September 2016 release


Juliet Stevenson - On 12 September 2016 Stevenson, as well as Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Peter Capaldi, Douglas Booth, Neil Gaiman, Keira_Knightley, Jesse Eisenberg, Kit Harington, and Stanley Tucci, featured in a video from the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR to help raise awareness to the global refugee crisis


Kit Harington - On 12 September 2016, Harington, as well as Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Peter Capaldi, Douglas Booth, Neil Gaiman, Keira_Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Stanley Tucci, featured in a video from the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR to help raise awareness of the global refugee crisis


Peter Capaldi - On September 12, 2016, Capaldi, as well as Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jesse Eisenberg, Douglas Booth, Neil Gaiman, Keira_Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Kit Harington and Stanley Tucci, featured in a video from the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR to help raise awareness to the global refugee crisis


Stanley Tucci - On September 12, 2016, Tucci, as well as Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Peter Capaldi, Douglas Booth, Neil Gaiman, Keira_Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Kit Harington, and Jesse Eisenberg, featured in a video from the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR to help raise awareness to the global refugee crisis


James McAvoy - In October 2016 McAvoy played the character Richard in the BBC Radio 4 production of Neil Gaiman's short story 'How The Marquis Got His Coat Back'


Colleen Doran - She did the art for an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story "Troll Bridge" as a graphic novel for Dark Horse released in October 2016


Paterson Joseph - In November 2016 he played the title role in the $BBC radio adaptation of the short story by Neil Gaiman, "How the Marquis Got His Coat Back"


Jon Hamm - In 2017 Hamm joined the BBC and Amazon's television adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's "Good Omens" as the Archangel Gabriel


In April 2018 Gaiman made a guest appearance on the television show "The Big Bang Theory", and his tweet about the show's fictional comic book store becomes the central theme of the episode "The Comet Polarization" add something


Michael Sheen - In May 2019 Sheen starred alongside David Tennant in Good Omens , based on the novel written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman