Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman is an English comic writer and author books for both adult and children. He's known for imaginative work that crosses horror, fantasy and sci-fiction genres.

Some of his best known works are:

  • The Sandman comics which tell the tale of Morpheus, the anthropomorphic personification of Dream. It ran for 75 issues and won nine Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, including the award for best writer four times, and three Harvey Awards. Sandman #19 took the 1991 World Fantasy Award for best short story, making it the first comic ever to be awarded a literary award.
  • American Gods, a novel combining ancient mythology in modern America. His novel Anansi Boys is set in the same universe.
  • Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch was co-written by Neil with Terry Pratchett. It follows the exploits of the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley who are concerned the impending Apocalypse may disrupt their comfortable existence on Earth.

The influence of Gaiman's work has always been evident in Supernatural, and at Comic-Con 2007, Kripke acknowledged this: “I was hoping I would meet [Neil Gaiman] because he’s a huge influence on Supernatural, between American Gods and Sandman.” In late 2010 Kripke was mentioned in association with a project to create a TV series based on The Sandman -- "My all-time favorite comic."

Though the project did not get to proceed, Kripke did get to speak with Gaiman:

"I’m such a fan of Neil, and he’s every bit as smart as promised and every bit as cool and down-to-earth, and I just loved my conversations with him... I've ripped off Neil front, right and centre. I mean Supernatural is basically Sandman meets American Gods"

In June 2019 it was announced that a deal had been done between Netflix and Warner Bros. Television to produce The Sandman as a series. Allan Heinberg is to write and act as showrunner and Neil Gaiman will executive produce with David Goyer.

In an unrelated project, in 2011 Tom Hanks's production company signed to develop an adaptation of American Gods for HBO. This project didn't proceed, and eventually Starz picked up the rights for a series headed by Hannibal and Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller and Kings creator Michael Green, which premiered in April 2017.

References from Gaiman's work in Supernatural


While themes and motifs from Gaiman's work are woven throughout Supernatural, there are some explicit references.

See also

In Fandom

Fanfic featuring Supernatural crossovers with Gaiman works:

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