Neil Gaiman to Appear on Arthur
In the continuing saga of comic book writers appearing anywhere they can, author Neil Gaiman has been animated as part of the PBS series Arthur. Gaiman, whose illustrious career includes the acclaimed Sandman series and Marvel’s 1602, as well as the Newbery Award-winning The Graveyard Book and a number of picture books, is lending his proto-goth façade to the popular kids’ show. His episode is set to debut on October 25. Gaiman isn’t the first comic creator to get himself animated into a popular cartoon, however. We here at ComicMix enjoyed the Simpsons episode where Alan Moore, Daniel Clowes, and Art Spiegelman do a signing at the new Springfield comic shop, Coolsville, and later fly away (literally) as the League of Independent Comic Creators. We wanted to embed that clip here so you could relive it, but sadly Hulu skipped seasons 11–19 in their listings.
So, as we were saying, be sure to set that ol’ DVR to tape Arthur on October 25th, and catch Neil “The Cat” Gaiman’s appearance. We’ve no idea what the show will be about, but we assume Arthur and his pals attend a book signing where Neil will say something that will enrapture the kids in comic book fever. And all will be right with the world.
We hope this is a continuing trend. Our bet? Look for Brian Michael Bendis on the next season of Yugi-Oh.