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Neil Gaiman Didn't Want American Gods To Repeat Game Of Thrones' Mistakes

With the wonderful adaptations of "The Queen's Gambit," "Station Eleven," "Pachinko," and so on, it's become clearer than ever that television is the best medium for adapting novels, not film. This was shown perhaps most clearly through the first season of "American Gods," which dedicated eight hour-long episodes to the first hundred or so pages of the 500-page book. Although you'd expect this decision to lead to wide-spread accusations of the show stretching out the book purely for financial reasons, (like the backlash to so many YA series splitting their finale in two), "American Gods" proved to be a story that benefitted from a slower pace. The show gave itself time to breathe, and as a result created a show that expanded and explored every detail in the book in an interesting, exciting way.
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A Personal Promise Pushed Neil Gaiman To Get Hands-On With Good Omens' TV Adaptation

The oddest things inspire us sometimes. A chance remark could inspire a film. The color of a leaf could inspire a painting. The passing of a friend can inspire you to take a job you might not have considered before. According to The Guardian, the last is the reason we have Neil Gaiman as showrunner for the series "Good Omens." Back in 1990, "Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch" was written by Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, and it became a fan favorite.
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Neil Gaiman Chastised Sandman Star for Being Too Much Like Batman

For Sandman creator Neil Gaiman it has been decades of watching others attempt to adapt his iconic comics into live-action. Feature film versions have come and gone but a television series from Netflix is officially on the horizon and will premiere later this year. In a wide ranging interview, Gaiman and series star Tom Sturridge spoke at length about the series with the former saying he had to tell the later to stop acting like he was Batman when in character. "I growled at him once and said, 'stop being Batman,'" Gaiman told Entertainment Weekly. "He was trying to get a bit whispery." Sturridge adds: "It was literally my first day! But it was incredibly helpful."
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Marvel Teases an Amazing Spider-Man Announcement With Neil Gaiman and More

Acclaimed author Neil Gaiman headlines an all-star cast of creators taking part in a possible The Amazing Spider-Man project from Marvel Comics. The publisher released a piece of teaser artwork telling fans to "Prepare for Something Amazing!" Additional details include the full announcement coming on Friday, May 13, the list of writers and artists contributing, and a release window of August. Joining Gaiman are writer/director/producer Armando Iannucci, former X-Men writer Jonathan Hickman, former Spider-Man and current Fantastic Four writer Dan Slott, artist Ho Che Anderson, writer Kurt Busiek, writer Anthony Falcone, former Runaways writer Rainbow Rowell, and artists Jim Cheung, Olivier Coipel, Michael Cho, and Terry Dodson.
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Good Omens: Neil Gaiman Threatens to Not Release Season 2

It's been almost a year since Amazon announced that it planned to make a second season of Good Omens and back in March, Neil Gaiman shared that production on the eagerly anticipated second season of the series had wrapped. But fans are still very eager for the series to return and with a release date not yet announced, some fans have taken to asking Gaiman on social media for updates. Now, the author who not only co-wrote the novel of the same name with Terry Pratchett but writes the live action adaptation as well, has quite the comeback, joking that if people keep asking, they may not release it all.
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Do Not Ask Neil Gaiman When ‘Good Omens 2’ Is Coming Out (It’s A Good Time To Revisit His Defense Of George R.R. Martin)

Back in 2013, a delightful musical set went down at Comic-Con, where George R.R. Martin smashed a guitar right in front of Neil Gaiman. That soon led to an onstage reiteration of what The Sandman author and “werefish” inventor declared in 2009 while defending Martin to a fan who felt that the Game of Thrones author simply took too long to write thousands of intricately layered pages of fiction. In the words of Gaiman, “George R.R. Martin is not your bitch.” He had followed up with this: “People are not machines. Writers and artists aren’t machines.”
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A creator of fantasies, author Neil Gaiman enjoys events such as his upcoming ‘Evening With’ at Playhouse Square

Long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe made comic book adventures mainstream, Neil Gaiman was laying the groundwork as one of the most important writers of his generation. Renowned and celebrated for acclaimed genre-bending comic books, films and novels, Gaiman — an author, director, actor and producer — is credited with being one of the creators of modern comics. His groundbreaking “Sandman” series was the first comic to receive a literary award.
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Q&A with Neil Gaiman: Famed storyteller finds joy in 'people breathing, laughing, smiling'

British fantasy writer Neil Gaiman reaches readers across a wide swath of literary mediums.  The 61-year-old writer built his reputation by writing comic books aimed at a grown-up readership, including “The Sandman,” featuring an elusive central character also known as Dream, and its multitude of spinoffs. Other Gaiman-penned comic books include “The Book...
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Eat. Watch. Do. — Neil Gaiman in town, summer TV preview, and canned cocktails

It’s Wednesday, Chicago! The city finally seems to have shaken off the final clutches of winter and entered spring (with a vengance, some might say). For those of you looking for something to sip as you enjoy the warmth and sunny skies, Josh Noel has the inside scoop on canned cocktails from Tip Top Proper Cocktails — which rank high for this ready-to-drink expert. If you’re looking for your ...
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Neil Gaiman will draw a crowd when he speaks in Chicago — and here’s why

Neil Gaiman is coming to speak in Chicago Friday, and if that means nothing to you, you might be surprised then to hear that this rather lanky, droll, pale, middle-aged Brit who sometimes lives in Scotland and sometimes lives in Wisconsin, can fill the 3,900-seat Auditorium Theatre with merely his presence and a short stack of writing. Gaiman is, for the most part, a writer. Though that’s like ...
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Neil Gaiman, the overlord of fantasy, to talk ‘Sandman’ and ‘American Gods’ at The Bushnell

A lot has happened since bestselling fantasy author Neil Gaiman last visited The Bushnell five years ago. In 2017, he was renowned for his fantasy novels, including “Stardust” and “Neverwhere”; his young adult novels, including the Newbery Medal-winning “The Graveyard Book”; his children’s books such as “Coraline,” which became a classic animated film; and, of course, his comic books — the ...
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Neil Gaiman: ‘Whatever I loved about Enid Blyton isn’t there when I go back as an adult’

I was three years old, we lived in Purbrook, near Portsmouth, and if I had been remarkably good my mother would order a book at the local bookshop and a month later we would go and pick it up. I remember a children’s Hiawatha, a beautiful edition of The Pied Piper of Hamelin illustrated by Margaret Tarrant, and an illustrated Mikado – I’d learn the words of the songs without tunes: “Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock from a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block” and so on. Gloriously morbid stuff for a three-year-old.
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