In 1989, comics author and novelist Neil Gaiman sent a Christmas card to friends and family that included a very dark take on the story of Santa titled "Nicholas Was..." In the years since it has not only become something of an expensive collector's item, but also inspiration for fan-made works, including a rather inventive pop-up book pointed out by The Mary Sue. Gaiman challenged readers to create new interpretat
Here's a lovely way to say farewell to this horrible month of relentless Twilighting: "The Book Job," a recent episode of The Simpsons that features bestselling The Sandman writer Neil Gaiman in a supporting role. First broadcast on November 20, the story finds Gaiman recruited by
CBS' The Late, Late Show has been admired by alternative music fans since the days of Craig Kilborn, the host who took over the late night talk show from TV legend Tom Snyder and turned it into a variety hour that welcomed cult favorite guests like Morrissey and Pet Shop Boys. Current host Craig Ferguson has continued
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit group that defends free speech rights in comics, needs to raise over $100,000 by October to contribute to the legal fees of an American facing a minimum year in prison for possessing "obscene" comics at the Canadian border, and for educational development to help prevent the challenges to comics material that librarians and retailers often face.
If you're not a member consider becoming one, but if you're willing to make a
With the Dark Horse Comics release of Evelyn, Evelyn (a graphic novel interpretation of the bizarre band project by Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley with art by Cynthia von Buhler) only days away, ComicsAlliance conducted a short interview with Amanda Palmer about the book, a blackly humorous modern fable about two conjoined twins. We've also got some exclusive art from Evelyn, Evelyn, which also features an afterword by Palmer's husban
Gaming: The official box art for Batman: Arkham City has surfaced. It's black and white and red all over.
Movies: Writer Darren Lemke (Jack the Giant Killer) will reportedly be scripting the Reel FX adaptation of Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson's Beasts of Burden.
TV: If you're light on July 4 plans, The Hub's Transformers marathon
TV: Fans will have to wait until at least 2013 to find out for sure, but HBO's plans for adapting Neil Gaiman's American Gods sound pretty legit -- like a $3-4 million budget per episode under Tom Hanks, legit.
Sci-Fi: Not every spinoff is sound,
A Minnesota legislator had a bit of a jocks-vs-goths meltdown this week when he declared best-selling comic book writer and novelist Neil Gaiman to be a "pencil-necked little weasel who stole $45,000" from the state in the form of a speaking fee (that the writer ultimately donated to charity). The remark came from House Major