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Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore and Art Spiegelman To Appear on 'The Simpsons'

Neil Gaiman and other popular comic creators get "simpson-ified."

Do you love Neil Gaiman? What about The Simpsons? If you said yes to both then you may want to tune into FOX this Sunday for an all new episode of the popular cartoon series to catch a glimpse of best-selling author and writer of DC's SANDMAN series Neil Gaiman, as a cartoon!

The writer will appear on the television series which will feature a variety of many other popular comic book writers and creators including Alan Moore (WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA) and Art Spiegelman (MAUS: A SURVIVOR'S TALE). It will be interesting to see how much of Neil's work will actually influence the Simpsons episode. DC posted a few exclusive screen captures that they received courtesy of FOX featuring Neil as a cartoon. One image depicts him (appropriately) in a book store; probably for a book signing. How will the show's creators integrate Neil into the story? How will they depict comic greats like Alan Moore and Art Spiegelman, and how much of their works will influence the story? It will definitely be interesting to see. The episode will air on November 20th at 8PM. If you're a Simpsons fan and love comics, this is one episode you will not want to miss.

Source: DC

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Posted by Croi

Wasn't Alan Moore in The Simpsons before?

Posted by fables87

@Croi: Yes, Alan Moore was on the show before.

Posted by fables87

I'm actually very excited to see Neil Gaiman on The Simpson's.

Posted by moywar700

alan moore is batshit crazy. I wonder how is alan moore is gonna get portrayed in the show

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

I LOVE it. Alan Moore barely makes any public appearances and the two he chooses are on the Simpsons. Can't wait for this episode.

Posted by Silkcuts
@Croi said:

Wasn't Alan Moore in The Simpsons before?

same with Art
Posted by ReVamp

@Silkcuts said:

@Croi said:

Wasn't Alan Moore in The Simpsons before?

same with Art

Both deserve it. All three for that matter. Specially Art.

Posted by AngeTheDude

This already happened.

Posted by Silkcuts
@ReVamp said:

@Silkcuts said:

@Croi said:

Wasn't Alan Moore in The Simpsons before?

same with Art

Both deserve it. All three for that matter. Specially Art.

Your right Art doesn't get enough love, but you can't truly have Gaiman without Moore.  That is like Having Luke without Yoda.
Posted by Adnan

Alan Moore's beard better take up, like, 1/5th of the entire screen at all times. Any less would be an injustice.

Posted by ReVamp

@Silkcuts said:

@ReVamp said:

@Silkcuts said:

@Croi said:

Wasn't Alan Moore in The Simpsons before?

same with Art

Both deserve it. All three for that matter. Specially Art.

Your right Art doesn't get enough love, but you can't truly have Gaiman without Moore. That is like Having Luke without Yoda.

Not to be an asshole, which I may or may not be, but you get plenty of Luke without Yoda. ;P

Posted by Silkcuts
@ReVamp: ...lol
But Moore is still the man!
I don't care what anyone says, until someone who read miracleman says Moore is overrated, then I can take them seriously.  Gaiman had nothing on Moore when it came to Miracleman and that is the only time when they both had lengthily runs on the same book.
Posted by ReVamp

@Silkcuts said:

@ReVamp: ...lol But Moore is still the man! I don't care what anyone says, until someone who read miracleman says Moore is overrated, then I can take them seriously. Gaiman had nothing on Moore when it came to Miracleman and that is the only time when they both had lengthily runs on the same book.

Miracle man? I read that. Its okay. Moore is overrated.

Posted by salmy

Posted by ReVamp

@Silkcuts: BTW all, I'm trololing.

Posted by Wattup

mmm...comic book-tie in....

Posted by The Impersonator

Isn't this show going to end soon?

Posted by Doctor!!!!!

Alan Moore in a public appearance, he needs to come that epic beard, and Neil, your awesome!

Posted by EdwardWindsor

The 3rd guy from othe first time 3 comic writters appeared must of been busy this time, luckily ofr me they claled one of my fav authors to replace him. Go Gaiman !

Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir
@Silkcuts said:
@Croi said:

Wasn't Alan Moore in The Simpsons before?

same with Art
"Maus is in the house!" 
Posted by sazerac

goodness, i may actually watch an episode of The Simpsons!

Posted by The Poet

cool!

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Edited by haydenclaireheroes

Glad to see some comic writers in the Simpson's universe.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Nice to know that Alan will return to the show as well as Art. I'm quite excited to see Gaiman's depiction in the show though. I definitely will NOT miss this episode.

Posted by Bestostero

I love the Simpsons! I'm so glad it isn't over just yet...

Posted by Darkmount1

Dan Clowes was in the show before as well. This is what the episode is about (according to FOX's website): “The Book Job”: “Lisa becomes disheartened when she learns the shocking truth behind the ‘tween lit’ industry and her beloved fantasy novel characters. But Homer decides to cash in on the craze and forms a team to group-write the next ‘tween lit’ hit, with the king of fantasy, Neil Gaiman (guest-voicing as himself), lending his expertise to the effort. After catching the eye of a slick industry publisher (guest-voice Andy Garcia) at the Springfield Book Fair, the team gets an advanced copy of their work and discovers that the corporate lit business is a bigger operation than they imagined.”

Posted by Simpsonology

Actually, the announced guest stars for this Sunday's episode, "The Book Job," are Neil Gaiman and Andy Garcia. As several people have pointed out, Art Spiegelman and Alan Moore appeared in a 2007 episode entitled "Husbands and Knives."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2090363/

Posted by yo_yo_fun

YES!

NEIL GAIMAN!!

Posted by goldenkey

WOW IS THAT GIVING PROPS OR WHAT?!?!?!?!? I hope they have Homer make fun of Moore. Where's Frank Miller tho, that's depressing??

Posted by horshbox

Wow didn't think Moore would go for that from what I've heard and read he doesn't seem to pushed with being in the spot light.

Posted by MetropolisKid41

Hell yeah! I'll be tuned in for sure!

Posted by Simpsonology

You guys should really fix this. It's just Gaiman, people.

Posted by Billy Batson

cool
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Posted by thetasigma2

You just know Comic Book Guy is gonna have something to do with this episode.

Posted by jgiak92

Won't miss it ;)

Posted by Eyz

Neat :P

Posted by BITTERSWEETCATEXE

They still make new episodes of The Simpson?

* opens umbrella to try and block incoming vegetables *