Neil Gaiman cranking out 'tween lit'? Only on 'The Simpsons'
November 18th, 2011
06:31 PM ET

Neil Gaiman cranking out 'tween lit'? Only on 'The Simpsons'

Fantasy writer and Geek Out favorite Neil Gaiman's work might be just about as far away from the tween fare of "Twilight" as anything that also bears the "fantasy" genre tag.

But don't expect Gaiman, who will play an animated version of himself Sunday on an episode of "The Simpsons" that sends up the Stephenie Meyer stories, to take any shots at the sparkly vampire series.

In fact, he says they're staples around the Gaiman residence.

"I am a terrible person because I have still not yet read the 'Twilight' books, which means I am the only person in my house," he said. "All of my daughters did."

Sunday's episode of the long-running Fox animated series is called "The Book Job." In it, Homer decides to cash in on the "tween lit" craze and forms a group to crank out the next big hit.

Enter Gaiman.

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  1. Thorne

    I LOVE Gaiman. He's a treasure. I love any book that gets kids (or anyone else for that matter) interested in reading.

    November 21, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. JGN

    Gaiman is incredibly talented and the really nice thing about him is that he's not exclusive and still has fun doing things like this. It makes him accessible, or as accessible as a 'rock star writer' can be. I agree with the above, it would be so lovely to see some incredible animated Sandman series, but it would take years (and many artists) to produce. Who knows, maybe it's already in the works ;-)

    November 20, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mi Tierra

    Love Neil Gaiman.
    Hate Twilight.
    The end.

    November 20, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ClubKO

    @Endless, I hear ya. We need a really good one!

    November 18, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The Endless

    When are we going to have a SANDMAN movie!!! Or at least one about Death!

    November 18, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |

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