Joss Whedon, Neil Gaiman and Time Magazine

There’s a great joint interview over at Time Magazine with Joss Whedon and Neil Gaiman that tries to wrap its arms around geek culture.

Here’s a quote from Gaiman:

“That’s also the trouble with comics characters. If you read them at a certain age, they worm their way into your psyche. They live in your head. They are as real as anybody else in there, and you care about them.”

This is an interesting pairing, I wouldn’t have thought of putting together. They both have movies being released soon, hence the pairing, but it comes out with some very insightful discussion. For some reason I have a belief that these two creators couldn’t be further apart, but turns out they’re much closer than I would have imagined.


  1. GREAT interview.

  2. This is why I like Neil Gaiman:

    JW: I find that when you read a script, or rewrite something, or look at something that’s been gone over, you can tell, like rings on a tree, by how bad it is, how long it’s been in development.

    NG: Yes. It really is this thing of executives loving the smell of their own urine and urinating on things. And then more execs come in, and they urinate. And then the next round. By the end, they have this thing which just smells like pee, and nobody likes it.

  3. Genius!