The 85 Weirdest, Day 22: Neil Gaiman
The March/April 85th anniversary issue of Weird Tales features our big list of “The 85 Weirdest Storytellers of the Past 85 Years.” We’re breaking it down online, too: one honoree per day, in no particular order, for 85 days!
Among the great invented mythologies of the 20th century — the Cthulhu mythos, Middle-Earth, the Star Wars galaxy — must also be numbered NEIL GAIMAN’s (1960– ) spooky “Endless” cosmology of the landmark graphic novel series The Sandman. From there, Neil has gone on to become the most beloved weird storyteller of a generation, the Bradbury of the multimedia age, spinning tales like American Gods, Anansi Boys, and Coraline. To top it all off, he seems to have personally actualized the life of Jubal Harshaw. Sir, we salute you.
Neil Gaiman will appear tonight at the New York Comic Con’s fundraiser for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Also, tomorrow at the NYCC: the Weird Tales 85th anniversary panel discussion, featuring Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, WT editorial director Stephen H. Segal, artist Molly Crabapple, pulp historian and horror editor Stefan Dziemianowicz, and more!
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