Friday, March 19, 2010

The Neil Gaiman fan club


Neil Gaiman was a huge hit at the Wellington festival recently. One fan was so excited that he got Gaiman to autograph his arm instead of a book. He then went out got the autograph made permanent in the form of a tattoo, and returned to the signing two hours later to show Gaiman. Now that’s what I call commitment.

My source swears that this is a true story, but then my source is a senior journalist at the Sunday Star-Guardian, so who knows.

4 comments:

Dale said...

The tattooed autograph story is one of Terry Pratchett's boasts. I wrote about it a couple of years ago in the DomPost when I interviewed Terry, so perhaps the idea is catching.
Or maybe it's just a standard madfan response these days!

Stephen Stratford said...

Quite likely your story inspired this guy. Gaiman's fans are even madder than Pratchett's, by the sound of it.

MARTA said...

wanna listen Neil talking about kitsch?

http://kultura.wp.pl/title,Gwiazda-rocka-literackiego-swiata-i-Szekspir-komiksu,wid,12112053,cwicz_kicz.html

My conversation with THE ARTIST!

Jeremy Hunt said...

My new composition inspired by Neil Gaiman's wonderful 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane'... http://youtu.be/7pgia46wdH4