Neil Gaiman

In Which I Commit T-shirt

A number of people asked for a T-shirt version of the Apostrophe Ninja.  I’ve gone one better.

I now have a Zazzle store, which includes a whopping four T-shirts, meaning you can go to work in Hineswear all week (providing you wear one shirt twice, or else call in sick on Friday).  Each shirt comes from a blog post:

Apostrophe Ninja (Original post)
Writing: A Reality Check (Original post)
Distilling the Blogosphere (Original post)
20 Neil Gaiman Facts (Original post)

That’s right, after more than a year, I finally got the Neil Gaiman Facts shirt finished and posted for sale.  All profits from the sale of that one go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Right now it’s just basic T-shirts.  I redid the artwork on each comic in order to get higher-resolution versions that will come out correctly when the shirts are printed.  I’ll probably end up posting more things in the store … at the very least, the Gaiman shirt should be available in black, right?  I’ve also been asked to post a “Ferb is the 12th Doctor” shirt.

20 Neil Gaiman Facts

  1. Neil Gaiman once wrote a Nebula-winning story using only the middle row of his keyboard.
  2. Harper Collins has taken out a 2.5 million dollar insurance policy on Neil Gaiman’s accent.
  3. If you write 1000 words and Neil Gaiman writes 1000 words, Neil Gaiman has written more than you.
  4. Neil Gaiman does not use Microsoft’s grammar-check.  Microsoft uses a Gaiman-check.
  5. Neil Gaiman once did the New York Times crossword puzzle in pen.  In fifteen minutes.  He won two Hugo awards for it.
  6. Neil Gaiman is who the Ghostbusters call.
  7. Most agents charge a 15% commission.  Neil Gaiman’s agent pays him an extra 15% for the privilege of saying “I’m Neil Gaiman’s agent.”
  8. William Shakespeare once came back from the dead to ask for Neil Gaiman’s autograph.
  9. Neil Gaiman is the reason nobody teaches “I before E except after C” anymore.
  10. Some writers take inspiration from the muse.  The muse takes inspiration from Neil Gaiman.
  11. Neil Gaiman once groped Harlan Ellison.
  12. The pen is mightier than the sword; Neil Gaiman has mastered fourteen different styles of penmanship.
  13. Rumor has it that a NY editor rejected Neil Gaiman’s first book.  This can not be confirmed, as the editor in question was never heard from again.
  14. Neil Gaiman can tweet 175 characters.
  15. Neil Gaiman’s personal library includes an autographed copy of the Necronomicon.
  16. Hitler actually won World War II.  Then Neil Gaiman wrote an alternate-history story in which the allies won, and reality was too intimidated to argue the point.
  17. Some authors write in omniscient point of view.  Neil Gaiman lives it.
  18. Neil Gaiman’s next novel is expected to win the Nebula, the Hugo, and the Heisman Trophy.
  19. In any given week, 7 of the top 10 books on the NYT Bestseller List are by pseudonyms of Neil Gaiman.
  20. Neil Gaiman has never written a deus ex machina ending.  However, God once wrote a Gaiman ex machina ending.

Jim C. Hines