Neil Gaiman, script writer for Amazon's upcoming series Good Omens, which adapts the novel he co-authored with Terry Pratchett, has been spotted beneath a towering, rainbow-hued balloon art masterpiece looking as cool and calm as ever.
Gaiman is a prolific writer of novels, stories, comics, television and film who has become known as a living legend of the horror and fantasy genres. He's also gained a reputation for his monochromatic wardrobe, as Twitter user @nrmeadows noted when posting a photo of him in a beige jacket: "First time @neilhimself has ever been seen in anything other than Black?"
But I mean, does a balloon hat count because this definitely wasn’t black? pic.twitter.com/SQjSCbZxWs— Sarah Clarke (@ACSarahAC) May 24, 2019
The theory was put to the challenge in a response to another fan on Twitter, who showed off two pictures of Gaiman in his glorious hat and asked, "But I mean, does a balloon hat count because this definitely wasn’t black?"
The three-foot-tall hat is made of numerous balloons in six different colors, and Gaiman is definitely wearing it, so it seems to meet the criteria for him being seen in something other than black.
A somber black outfit being interrupted by a blast of over-the-top color makes a handy metaphor for Gaiman's work, which often features unexpected comedic moments in a dark and surreal narrative. After all, Good Omens tells the story of the Armageddon, but that doesn't mean it has to be serious.
Good Omens arrives on Amazon Prime Video May 31. The series stars Jon Hamm as Gabriel, Frances McDormand as God, Doctor Who's David Tennant as the demon Crowley, Michael Sheen as angel Aziraphale and Doctor Strange himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, in the iconic role of Satan's voice.