Sunday, 11 October 2009

About The Author

I recently read Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys. I know it's been out ages, but American Gods put me off.

Anyhow, whilst Anansi Boys was quite good in Gaiman's sadly now typical "I don't know if I'm British or American" kind of way, I was struck by the short bio on the opening page, and particularly this sentence:

He has written books and films and children's books and television.

So, ashamed of the comics then?

That is probably one of the least accurate but entirely true sentences ever devised. It's a bit like describing Alan Moore as a novel-writer and performance artist.

Still, given the Gaiman bio doesn't even mention Good Omens (still to my mind his only successful adult novel, excluding Stardust), I think we can safely assume that it is either purposefully omission-heavy or written by someone who hasn't got the first clue about Gaiman or his work.

In MFB news, I just booked us a table for Thing 2010. It will be our fourth glorious year at the show, and somewhere nice to show off Death on the Rock.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a goddurn lie! Alan Moore is also a songwriter!