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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-fic 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 is a novel combining ancient mythology in modern America. His novel Anansi Boys is set in the same 'verse.
  • Good Omens 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.” Source

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".

  • See The Sandman for more information on the graphic novel series.
Though the project did not get to proceed, Kripke did get to speak with the Neil 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 an unrelated project, Tom Hank's production company has signed to develop a six season adaptation of American Gods for HBO.

References from Gaiman's work in Supernatural

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

In Fandom

Fanfic featuring Supernatural crossovers with Gaiman works:

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