Neil Gaiman is a British writer with endless affinity for the fantastical. Best known for his novels, children's books, comic books and graphic novels, Gaiman has also been involved in film and television. After a bookish youth, he eventually began writing comic books, albeit ones not intended for a younger audience. During the late 1980s, he was invited to reinvent the character of the Sandman for DC Comics, coming up with radically different interpretation in the enigmatic figure of Morpheus. By the early '90s, The Sandman (DC/Vertigo, 1989-1996) had a devoted following and was part of a movement towards edgier, darker comic books. In 1990, Gaiman, in collaboration with Terry Pratchett, unveiled the humorously apocalyptic novel Good Omens, and he later made the leap to screenwriter with the BBC fantasy series "Neverwhere" (1996), also released as a novel. Going on to add children's books and films to his resume, these two overlapped most successfully with Coraline (2002), a creepy tale about a curious girl that was made into a hit 2009 stop-motion-animated movie by Henry Selick of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993) fame. With a fan base that has grown exponentially over the years, Gaiman is one of the world's finest fabulists.