Triumph After Rejection: George R.R. Martin Rejects Neil Gaiman
Posted 10/06/2012 by alicemarvels in Interviewz
Aspiring writers, artists, screenwriters, musicians, designers, this MTV WorldCon video is a must-watch after a rejection of any kind.
In it, George R.R. Martin discusses the time he was approached by a ”skinny British kid dressed all in black” in the eighties who had a pitch for a character to add to Martin’s shared universe anthology Wild Cards. Martin says, “He didn’t have much in the way of credit, so I kind of blew him off.”
Because of this rejection, that skinny British kid, better known to the world as Neil Gaiman, had to create his own comic for his character, The Sandman, which would go on to become a bestselling comic series, beginning Gaiman’s wildly successful career as an author.
“Things have changed since then and I would love to have Neil Gaiman writing for Wild Cards and I do rather regret blowing him off at that San Diego Comic Con.”
Somehow I doubt Neil can say the same!