Neil Gaiman has been referred to several times in this blog already, but I felt that he deserved a special post all the same. In my opinion he is one of the best storytellers living today. His work includes the amazing novels American Gods, Coraline and Neverwhere, as well as the marvelous comic book series The Sandman.
Gaiman has won a ton of awards for his work and has collaborated with a variety of great artists and writers, such as the aforementioned Yoshitaka Amano and Terry Pratchett.
Not only is Neil a very, very talented and imaginative man, he is apparently also the sweetest guy around. I have never come across a negative comment about him, which is pretty amazing considering the fact that we are dealing with a writer of fantasy (not a highly respected genre) with the name Gaiman. He should be an easy target.
As an intelligent, likeable guy who is not too hard on the eye, Neil Gaiman definitely deserves this week’s hottie-award. Don’t you agree?
Oh, and you can find his journal here: http://journal.neilgaiman.com/