“They Let Me Write!”

Neil Gaiman has talked about his latest book, The Graveyard Boy, in an interview with the BBC. Gaiman mentions his influences that helped him shape his career that would later come.

Doctor Who writer Neil GaimanWhen asked if coming from a comic book writing background, did he worry that he wasn’t being taken seriously he replied:

“I think being a comic book writer meant I never cared.”

Commenting that he was lucky to be in his position as a writer to do any medium he wanted to, Gaiman also remarked that:

“If I want to write an episode of Doctor Who, they let me!”

What’s really nice is that when talking about writing movies and comics, Neil says that “he can” if he wants to but talking about writing Doctor Who he states “they let me!” Now there’s respect!

Neil is the first writer to win both Britain and America’s top prize for children’s fiction and is also one of the UK’s most successful writers of comics and up to (and maybe over!) one and a half million people have signed up to follow his thoughts on Twitter.

One recent Twitter entry read:

“My Doctor Who Episode was only called “The House of Nothing” for about 20 mins in Feb 2009, when it still had a house in it. And some nothing.”

What can we expect from the creator of (comic book series) The Sandman and (animated movie) Coraline? Watch this space!

The full five minute interview can be found at the BBC News website.


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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