I’d never been much for Tweets until I read Neil Gaiman’s words about Maurice Sendak: “He was unique, grumpy, brilliant, gay, wise, magical and made the world better by creating art in it.” That’s poetry, and it captured Maurice Sendak, bringing a smile to our faces on the day that we felt we had lost the author of Where the Wild Things Are.
Neil Gaiman’s latest project is to use Twitter and social media to create A Calendar of Tales (by Neil Gaiman and you), with twelve stories inspired by tweets and illustrated by artist-collaborators who submitted their work electronically. You can see the results at the link above and listen to Neil read these stories and make them come alive.
I love the name Keep Moving, because it captures exactly what Neil Gaiman does. Like no other writer, he keeps reinventing himself and changing, reaching out to collaborate and to connect with his many fans. How many writers are fans of their fans and are willing to demystify the creative process in ways that invite others to join in and become part of a team of rivals.