What IS Neil Flamingo Art?
Neil’s Twitter Wife here. Welcome to the Neil Flamingo Art tumblr. A few people have been asking me on Twitter what this is all about. If you weren’t following the Twitter madness when it happened, you’re no doubt confused. And, if you were following the Twitter madness, you might still be confused.
Last Sunday Neil Gaiman was at Chicon7, WHERE HE WON A HUGO FOR THE DOCTOR’S WIFE, and he was spotted in a hotel lobby by @Yagathai who made the following observation on Twitter:
.@neilhimself strolling though hotel lobby like awkward goth flamingo. Crowd of wide-eyed fangirls following 20 feet behind him.
Neil retweeted it we got talking about it on the Neil’s Twitter Wife account. Though we love the original description, it quickly became apparent that ‘awkward’ and ‘goth’ were problematic – @lentower informed me that Neil is far from awkward and Neil himself pointed out that Amanda Palmer thinks any awkwardness is an act and ‘that beneath the awkward Englishman exterior I secretly move with catlike grace.’ Neil also pointed out he’s not ACTUALLY a goth. So, we re-worked it together and somehow ended up with IMPROBABLE MIDNIGHT FLAMINGO.
The crowds loved it, were inspired by it, and soon enough began making art from it. And … here we are.
Still confused? Me too but FUCK YEAH, NEIL FLAMINGO ART!
Neil’s Twitter Wife
The catlike grace thing, er, may not yet have actually revealed itself in real life.