Things I love: Portrait of author Neil Gaiman by Chris Riddell (2013)

Updated: Sep 15, 2021

In Neil Gaiman’s short story, Fortunately, the Milk, Dad’s left in charge and needs to go out to get milk. Of course, there’s a lot more to it than this - all brought to life by Chris Ridell’s characteristically detailed pen and ink illustrations - and, story aside, I'm always struck by how much the dad character bears an uncanny resemblance to Gaiman himself. It provides a delightful blurring of where the real world of the author stops, and the imaginary landscape of pirates, aliens and the immensely likeable dinosaur inventor, Dr. Steg, begins.


Picture of the dad from Fortunately, the Milk - or is it Neil Gaiman?! - by Chris Riddell (2013)

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