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Neil Gaiman updates: THE SIMPSONS appearance, CRAIG FERGUSON interview + Halloween performance

Renowned fantasy author, screenwriter and comic scribe Neil Gaiman (Stardust, Sandman) will appear on the next episode of The Simpsons, airing November 20. He will join an elite list of honoured writers to appear on the show, including Thomas Pynchon, Gore Vidal, Tom Wolfe, Stephen King, JK Rowling and Stephen Jay Gould. The episode is called ‘The Book Job’ and features Gaiman playing himself, as he joins Homer and co. in a fantasy book writing team. It sounds hilarious and I can’t wait. Gaiman recently appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to discuss his cameo, amongst other things, and also performed a curious Halloween tune with his wife and friends. His wife being alt-rock hero Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls, and friends being electro superstar Moby and Stephen Merritt of The Magnetic Fields. The odd-ball super-group performed ‘Science Fiction Double Feature’ from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and it’s quite the bizarre spectacle.

Watch Neil Gaiman on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson below.

Watch a slightly longer (23 second) teaser for The Simpsons episode over on Neil Gaiman’s Facebook page.

Watch Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Stephen Merritt and Moby perform their bizarre take on ‘Science Fiction Double Feature’ below.

Gaiman is currently working on a sequel to his magnum opus American Gods, which is being adapted into a TV series by HBO which could run up to six seasons. Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson will make his directorial debut on the series, and Tom Hanks’s production company, Playtone, is to produce.

You can keep up to date with everything Gaiman-related over on his site, or follow his prolific and always interesting Twitter account.

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