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The Only Thing Writers Can’t Fix (According to Neil Gaiman)

“The thing that I tell young writers—and by young writers, a young writer can be any age you just have to be starting out—which is anything you can do can be fixed. What you cannot fix is the perfection of a blank page. What you cannot fix is that pristine, unsullied whiteness of a screen […]
Tags: Neil Gaiman, Filmmaking, Screenwriting

Amazon’s Good Omens Is an Exhausting Maximalist Spectacle

This six-part adaptation of the 1990 fantasy touchstone by genre titans Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is maximalist in the most divisive way possible.
Tags: Amazon, Television, News, Uncategorized, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

‘Good Omens’ Review: David Tennant and Michael Sheen Are a Match Made in Heaven

The road to a good screen adaptation of a beloved book is paved with good intentions, but often littered with bad executions. But if a show were made of pure good intentions, it would be Amazon’s Good Omens, which is a show eager — even desperate — to do justice to its source material. And thanks to the delightfully absurd performances by stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen and an irreverent Monty Python-inspired touch from director Douglas Mackinnon, it just about succeeds. Neil Gaiman, w...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Fantasy, Features, David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Neil-Gaiman, TV Reviews, Good Omens, Featured Stories Sidebar

Looking at Game of Thrones, in Old Norse

The endtime is coming. The night is very long indeed; sun and moon have vanished. From the east march the frost-giants, bent on the destruction of all that is living. From the south come fiery powers, swords gleaming brightly. A dragon flies overhead. And, terrifyingly, the dead are walking too. Heroes are ready and waiting; representing the best of mankind, they have trained in anticipation of the greatest of battles. Now the two mighty forces lock together in apocalyptic combat. Who will emerg...
Tags: Europe, Books, Hbo, Featured, Neil Gaiman, History, Literature, Game Of Thrones, Iceland, Got, Tolkien, George R R Martin, Rhine, A Song Of Ice And Fire, Loki, Wagner

A Good Omens-Themed Prophetical Twitter Account May Have Heralded a Major Endgame Spoiler

What happens when the warnings of Agnes Nutter combine with modern popular culture? Well, it might be Avengers: Endgame spoilers, apparently.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Marvel, Neil Gaiman, Iron Man, Streaming, Marvel Studios, Spoilers, Prophecy, Amazon Studios, Agnes Nutter, Good Omens, Avengers Endgame

What’s streaming on Amazon Prime in May: ‘Good Omens,’ ‘Fleabag,’ ‘Yardie’ and more

The weather is nice, but that doesn’t mean some downtime on the couch isn’t deserved. Especially when there’s good things to watch on Amazon Prime. Here’s three to consider before you look over the rest of the list. The new series, “Good Omens,” is based on Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s 1990 novel, “Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch,” has been brought to the screen by Gaiman. The story follows Crowley (David Tennant), a demon, and Aziraphale (Michael Sheen),...
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New Leaf June 2019 Discussion • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Thread closed until start of discussion on May 15. Quote: Gaiman had the idea for the story in 1985, after seeing his then-two-year-old son Mike "pedaling his tricycle around a graveyard" near their home in East Grinstead, West Sussex. Recalling how comfortable his son looked there, Gaiman thought he "could write something a lot like The Jungle Book and set it in a graveyard." When he sat down to write, however, Gaiman decided he was "not yet a good enough ...
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Underland - A Deep Time Journey ~ Robert Macfarlane

'The way into the underland is through the riven trunk of an old ash tree...' I have long held with something akin to veneration the huge ash tree that sits so proudly at the top of Higher Hill. We walk along the parish boundary stream and up along  the steep sides of Combe Park Meadow, now woodland and today a mass of bluebells. We pass the deep holes of badger setts wondering whether they are sleeping immediately beneath our feet, before crossing the bank into Great Field and Lower Hill a...
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Good Omens: Singing Satanic Nuns Welcome the Antichrist in New Video

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Good Omens: Singing satanic nuns welcome the Antichrist in new video With the premiere of Good Omens next month, the Amazon series has recruited the talents of The Chattering Order of St. Beryl, a group of satanic, a cappella singing nuns, to welcome the arrival of the Antichrist with their song “Brand New Baby Smell.” You can check out the video in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAut...
Tags: Amazon, UK, TV, Movies, Neil Gaiman, Bbc, Michael McKean, Terry Pratchett, Shane Allen, Bbc Studios, Amazon Prime Video, Patrick Holland, Antichrist, Miranda Richardson, Derek Jacobi, Good Omens

Fable’s Neil Gaiman VR Experience ‘Wolves in the Walls’ Gets Sequel at Tribeca

San Francisco-based immersive entertainment startup Fable is premiering the second part of “Wolves in the Walls,” a VR experience based on the Neil Gaiman children’s book by the same name, at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. “Wolves in the Walls: It’s All Over” effortlessly connects to the existing story, and immerses viewers in the […]
Tags: News, Neil Gaiman, San Francisco, Virtual Reality, Tribeca, Tribeca Film Festival, Fable

Two-day Audio Drama Festival returns to London

Speakers from BBC Radio 4, BBC Sounds and Audible are lined up to take part in this year’s Audio Drama Festival. The two-day event, at Goldsmiths’ New Cross Campus on 11th & 12th May 2019, will include talks from Dirk Maggs, Jeremy Howe, Roy Williams OBE, Jason Phipps, Sarah Woods & Jessica Dromgoole amongst others. Richard Shannon and Philip Palmer, Founders of the Goldsmith Audio Drama Festival, said: “This year’s Audio Drama Festival is the most exciting so far! We have attracted leading f...
Tags: UK, London, Neil Gaiman, Events, Bbc, Industry, Radio, BAFTA, Roy Williams, Douglas Adams, BBC Radio, Jeremy Howe, Goldsmiths, Philip Palmer, Dirk Maggs, Jessica Dromgoole

TV Bits: ‘Good Omens’, ‘Oklahoma!’, ‘Deadwood’, ‘Brave New World’, ‘Utopia’

In this edition of TV Bits: Check out a new behind-the-scenes look at Good Omens. Broadway musical Oklahoma! is being turned into a TV series. Timothy Olyphant talks about his hesitation to return to Deadwood. Alden Ehrenreich will star in Brave New World series. John Cusack joins Gillian Flynn’s Utopia. In the words of @NeilHimself, this behind-the-scenes look proves that the making of #GoodOmens was even madder than you can imagine. — Good Omens (@GoodOmensPri...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Television, Movies, Western, Neil Gaiman, Sci-fi, America, Adaptation, Timothy Olyphant, Utopia, Nick Offerman, John, Soma, Oklahoma, Musical

Good Omens Featurette Highlights Battle Between Heaven and Hell

Good Omens featurette highlights battle between heaven and hell Amazon Prime Video has released a behind-the-scenes featurette for their upcoming series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens. Including interviews by author Neil Gaiman and the cast, talking about the series’ story, characters and incredible visual effects, you can check out the video below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh |...
Tags: Amazon, UK, TV, Movies, Neil Gaiman, Amazon Prime, Bbc, TV News, Michael McKean, Terry Pratchett, Shane Allen, Bbc Studios, Amazon Prime Video, Patrick Holland, Miranda Richardson, Derek Jacobi

‘Good Omens’ Teaser Introduces Us to The Pint-Sized Antichrist

When you think of Armaggedon, the first thought is of death, destruction, and the sinister Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. And while all of those are present in Good Omens, Amazon’s upcoming fantasy-comedy series based on the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett novel of the same name is going to introduce all of those things with a twinkle in its eye. That’s including the Antichrist at the center of this whole end-of-the-earth thing, who happens to be an angelic-looking 11-year-old boy who only dr...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Television, Movies, Fantasy, Neil-Gaiman, Earth, Jon Hamm, Adaptation, Starz, Brian Cox, Angel, David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Terry Pratchett, Crowley

New Good Omens Teaser Clip Features David Tennant Singing a Lullaby

New Good Omens teaser clip features David Tennant singing a lullaby Amazon Prime Video has released a brand new teaser clip from their upcoming series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens, highlighting the catastrophic events leading up to the end times while David Tennant sings a lullaby to the sleeping Antichrist. Check out the video below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[...
Tags: Amazon, UK, TV, Movies, Neil Gaiman, Amazon Prime, Bbc, TV News, Michael McKean, David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Terry Pratchett, Shane Allen, Bbc Studios, Amazon Prime Video, Patrick Holland

‘Coraline’ is About the Fear of Growing Up – And the Realization That It’s Not That Bad

(To celebrate the release of Missing Link, we’re revisiting the stop-motion animated films of Laika this week and discussing why they’re so special. Today: Coraline is an adventure movie where adulthood is the villain.) At first glance, Coraline seems ripe for the haunting of children’s dreams. Henry Selick’s 2009 stop-motion feature adaptation of the Neil Gaiman storybook of the same name is creepy, ghastly, and a little disturbing, with elements that could put an adult-targeted horror film to...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Fantasy, Neil Gaiman, Features, Animation, Portland, James Bond, Alice, Coraline, Cbc, Edward Gorey, Holly, Miriam, Gaiman, Laika

New Leaf Runoff Vote for May 2019 • You're Never Too Young: Children

This is a runoff vote to select the book we'll read and discuss in May 2019! We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but we'd like to request that you not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection, in the interest of a vibrant conversation. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. Vote for one. Questions? FAQs |
Tags: Amazon, Books, Time, Neil Gaiman, US, Book Clubs, Jack, Meg, Owens, Madeleine L'Engle, Murry, BOD, Charles Wallace, Calvin O Keefe

‘The Boxtrolls’ Showcased Laika’s Knack for Casting Voice Actors – and Gave Ben Kingsley One of His Best Roles

(To celebrate the release of Missing Link, we’re revisiting the stop-motion animated films of Laika this week and why they’re so special. First up: how The Boxtrolls highlights the art of voice acting.) Depending on who you listen to, working as a voice actor in animated projects is either very easy or very hard. On its face, to anyone who hasn’t gone into a recording booth, it might seem like the easiest job in the world. You get paid to read lines of dialogue (without having to memorize them...
Tags: Movies, Neil Gaiman, Features, Tom Hanks, The Boxtrolls, Animation, Dreamworks, Rex, Scarlett Johansson, Annie, Warner Bros, Madagascar, Ben Stiller, Pixar, Jonathan Glazer, Chris Rock

New Leaf Vote for for May 2019 • You're Never Too Young: Children

Let's select the book we'll read and discuss in May 2019! We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but we'd like to request that you not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection, in the interest of a vibrant conversation. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. This is a poll. Vote for as many books as you'd like. Questions? FAQs |
Tags: Amazon, Books, UK, Boston, Nazis, Russia, Time, Neil Gaiman, US, Canada, Maine, Book Clubs, Moscow, Leo, Jack, ANN

Apple’s Defending Jacob Rounds Out Cast

Apple’s Defending Jacob rounds out cast Right as production is set to begin in Boston, Apple’s upcoming limited series Defending Jacob has rounded out its all-star ensemble cast of series regular roles with the additions off The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Cherry Jones, American Gods‘ Pablo Schreiber, Timeless‘ Sakina Jaffrey and Get Out‘s Betty Gabriel, according to Deadline. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAut...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, TV, Downton Abbey, Movies, Nbc, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Fox, Netflix, TV News, Starz, House Of Cards, Cbs, Pbs, St Vincent

Fantasy Epics Are YA’s Next Big Trend — Here’s Where To Get Started

Fantasy books have always been popular in YA and children's literature — long before Harry Potter. But lately, the genre has given authors the opportunity to create rich worlds that draw from culturally specific mythologies or historical periods. In two 2019 books, for example, authors dive back into 18th and 19th century Paris and supernatural twists.In a way, YA fantasy offers a chance to rewrite history, in addition to letting imaginations soar. Through the lens of these YA fantasy books, hi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, France, Neil Gaiman, America, Rome, Paris, Snow White, Las Vegas, Venice, Merlin, Belle, Blue, Arya Stark, Alice

American Gods' Bruce Langley Has Some Thoughts About the Technical Boy's Inner Workings

Out of all the deities vying for cultural dominance on Starz’s American Gods, the Technical Boy is perhaps the character who went through the most drastic reimagining in his translation from Neil Gaiman’s original novel to the small screen. He’s the embodiment of the very change that keeps the cutting edge sharp, but…Read more...
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Cartoonist Kayfabe on Wizard Magazine issue 18, February 1993

Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg continue down the 1990s comic book speculation bubble: • ANIA - the Association of Black Publishers is born! • Image and Malibu breakup • Palmer's Picks: Ted McKeever, Eddy Current, Metropol, and more! • Elfquest's influence on a young Eddie P • Spawn 9 and its legacy: Todd McFarlane v Neil Gaiman Supplemental Links: Neil Gaiman's 2002 deposition Todd McFarlane 2002 deposition ANIA - Unsung Heroes of the Black Comics Movement, 1992 CBS Evening News Feature on Omeg...
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What's the next Game of Thrones? All the contenders for fantasy TV's crown

The saga of the Seven Kingdoms may be bowing out, but it has opened the floodgates. Here’s your guide to the next big heroesRand al’Thor was found as a baby on the slopes of Dragonmount and taken to Two Rivers, where he grew into a broad-shouldered shepherd boy. But Rand is possessed of immense power, a power as yet untapped, for he is also The Dragon Reborn, destined to be hunted by Darkhounds and Darkfriends as he bids to prove himself a mighty warrior leader. Among other things, Rand’s existe...
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What It’s Like to Turn Good Omens Into a TV Show, According to Neil Gaiman, a Guy Who Would Know

Neil Gaiman is no stranger to having his fantastical literary works adapted to other media. Whether it’s Coraline, American Gods, or Neverwhere, his writing has mutated into successful movies, TV shows, and radio dramas. But when it came time to work on Good Omens—the upcoming Amazon series based on the 1990 novel he…Read more...
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Neil Gaiman — The Interview I’ve Waited 20 Years To Do (#366)

“The biggest problem we run into is going, ‘This is who I am, this is what I’m like, this is how I function’ while failing to notice that you don’t do that anymore.” — Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) is the bestselling author and creator of books, graphic novels, short stories, film and television for […]
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Neil Gaiman and the Cast of American Gods Talk About Belief, Happy Endings, and Going to War

In the second season of Starz’ American Gods TV series, the motley deities and celestial beings dotting the landscape of the United States are getting ready for war. It’s a conflict that will change what we know about them and how Shadow and the show’s other characters perceive themselves.Read more...
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Cartoonist Kayfabe: Wizard Magazine 16, December 1992

Ed and Jim's investigation into the 1990's comic book speculation boom and bust continues! In this issue: *The second wave of Image Comics creators is officially upon us with the release of Darker Image issue 1. *Cartoonist Lea Hernandez drops some knowledge about the trials and tribulations of the comic book business. *Palmer's Picks: Hepcats, and the first announcement of Peter Laird's monumental Xeric Grant for self publishers. * Kevin Eastman creates the Words and Pictures museum! *A Dale...
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‘American Gods’ Renewed For Season 3 With ‘The Walking Dead’ Alum as New Showrunner

The gods have spoken, and they have blessed the troubled fantasy series American Gods with a new season and a new showrunner. Starz has officially picked up American Gods season 3, which will be overseen by The Walking Dead alum Charles “Chic” Eglee. Deadline broke the news that Starz has renewed American Gods for a third season, with former The Walking Dead executive producer Chic Eglee on board as showrunner. The announcement comes a week after the second season premiered and a month after...
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