Acclaimed storyteller Neil Gaiman is known, among other things, for posting regular and generous blog entries that allow his readers into his life and his ongoing projects. In a new Premiere interview, he explained why he does it:
But I like it! I mean, it’s fun. It’s weird, I had this conversation with somebody this morning, an interviewer… who was asking me the similar question but upside down ’cause he was asking why I hadn’t gone for sort of literary respectability and why I, like you were saying the acclaim and all of that kind of stuff and the awards, if I just stopped messing around in movies and doing comics I could be … I could be taken really seriously like Salman Rushdie or whatever, and I’m thinking, “Why?”…. And the truth is I’m saying “Look, Salman Rushdie is a friend of mine, and I got an email from him [saying] how much he and his son liked the Stardust movie.” I like high culture and low culture, I like keeping in touch with the world.
Also: more on the “Coraline” movie, on the “Dr. Strange” movie, and the 20th anniversary of Sandman.