Gaiman Causes "Nerdgasms"

Well known celebrity gossip newsletter PopBitch has turned its attention to comics and book author Neil Gaiman this week. The newsletter, whose stories are often picked up by the tabloids and celebrity magazines like Heat reports that “Comic fans are having a collective nerdgasm about fantasy superstar Neil Gaiman writing Doctor Who for 2010.”

It also adds the tidbit that Neil once resigned from Britain’s Today newspaper when asked to write a story on Dungeons & Dragons converting British children to Satanism.

Neil, whose TV SF credites include an episode of the brilliant Babylon 5, recently noted that David Tennant will be appearing in Hamlet in July and lots of people are going to be doing Doctor Who in Hamlet jokes, so he decided to get it out of the way early, to avoid the rush… Hope he doesn’t mind the re-posting here:

“To be, or not to be, that is the question. Weeelll…. More of A question really. Not THE question. Because, well, I mean, there are billions and billions of questions out there, and well, when I say billions, I mean, when you add in the answers, not just the questions, weeelll, you’re looking at numbers that are positively astronomical and… for that matter the other question is what you lot are doing on this planet in the first place, and er, did anyone try just pushing this little red button?”

(David Tennant will be playing Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company and tickets are on sale now. You can book online at www.rsc.org.uk or call the box office on 0844 800 1110).

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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