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Comic book industry: the eternal confrontation between DC and Marvel
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The 11 craziest cameos by Neil Gaiman

Remember how Neil Gaiman played Jareth from the Labyrinth and ate cartoon falafel balls? Not? Then I ask here – to the most amazing episodes with his participation … Neil Gaiman is an outstanding writer. Outstanding writers have fans. And sometimes these fans make movies or TV shows and draw comics. Here, in general, is the entire explanation for this selection of Neil Gaiman’s cameo. Due to the fact that all these years, Neil Gaiman bravely agreed to play himself or to play episodic roles in the works of his fans, we were able to compose a rare collection of all the appearances of the author of Sandman on the screen and on the pages of comics. Today, in order to celebrate the creation of this diverse collection, we present to you a list of the craziest Gaiman cameos. So, if you always dreamed of seeing Neil Gaiman in the guise of a cartoon cat, with a pipe and mask diving into a fruit cocktail, today you are lucky … “Arthur. Falafilosophy ”(2010) Let’s start with the most epic – with the role in the children’s serial cartoon from PBS (American non-commercial public service for television broadcasting – approx. Transl.) Called“ Arthur ”. Gaiman in 2010 voiced himself (or rather, himself in the form of a cat; anthropomorphism is characteristic of animals in the Arthurian world), inspiring (the heroine of the cartoon – approx. Transl.) Sue Ellen to write a graphic novel. After the autograph session, at which Sue Ellen makes Geiman think about publishing a cookbook, he gives her a copy of Coraline in gratitude. What is her verdict? “Strange, but cool.” This phrase can also describe what happens next in the series, the immortal phrase from which – “Neil Gaiman, what are you doing in my falafel?” – everyone remembers (this quote is now used in tattoos). And Sue Ellen doesn’t end with the falafel, her imaginary Gaiman – or the “inner Nile”, as he calls himself in the cartoon – later appears in a diving suit by the glass with a cocktail, which he immediately dives into. If you have 10 minutes of free time, then here you can watch this episode. It is worth it, we promise. “The Simpsons. Book Work ”(2011) Much better known than his feline / falafel / cocktail appearance, the role of Gaiman in 2011 in one of the episodes of the 23rd season of The Simpsons -“ Book Work ”(screenwriter Dan Webber). And again, the animated Gaiman (already without cat ears) voices himself. We meet him in a bookstore, where he joins a gang of newly-minted Springfield writers who intend to create a literary masterpiece in the teenage fantasy genre and get rich quick on it (“I hope we added enough steampunk, whatever that is,” says Homer). The gameman, whom Homer dubbed the “British Handsome,” becomes a food handler / target for attacks by a team that includes Homer, Bart, Skinner, Mo, Professor Frink and Patty. But this is only until his true intentions are revealed … If you have not watched this episode, you can do it here – in Russian. “Guild. Decline ”(2011) Particular courage from Gaiman was demanded by the role in one of the episodes of the television series Felicia Day“ Guild ”, in which he played a variation of himself. In this episode, entitled “Decline,” the action takes place at the convention of NF and fantasy, and Gaiman must perform on it. However, the last issue of Sandman came out ten years ago, and the writer is worried that the audience will not remember him and laugh. To save face, Gaiman is forced to beg the Wizard Zabuu (Sandeep Wig) to help him by disseminating information about him on his social network. This short sketch can be seen here starting at about 3:50. “Jay and Silent Bob. Super-duper cartoon ”(2013) Kevin Smith is a fan of Neil Gaiman. Anyone who watched Dogma in 1999 knows about this (Smith mentioned Gaiman in the credits with the expression “modest gratitude”, presumably because the director was inspired by “Sandman” and “Good Signs” when creating the film). Therefore, when Smith is for “Jay and Silent Bob. Super-duper cartoon “2013 needed a classic British butler, a Gaiman way to stretch vowels came in handy. Servant Albert, voiced by Geiman and outwardly a bit like a writer (as Geiman would have dressed up as the Eleventh Doctor), in an 18+ cartoon, is the stiff butler that Jay and Silent Bob hired after they won the lottery and became superheroes Tupenom and the Chronicle. You can watch it here (rewind to the scene with the death of Arthur – 43:48), but we warn you that this cartoon definitely cannot be shown to children, and you should not get carried away watching it at the workplace. “The Doorway” (2013) Neil Gaiman not only voiced strict guard Mr. Figgis in the adaptation of “The Doorway” for BBC Radio 4, staged by Dirk Maggs. He also reincarnated as Nameless Dandy from Pod-London in the same radio show. Double Nile. You can read more about adaptation here.

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