In a recent interview with Time Magazine author Neil Gaiman spoke about his concerns with fame, and how having works 'Hollywood-ized' can compromise an author's original vision:
LEV GROSSMAN writes: In a genre like fantasy, the relationship between artist and fan is a fragile, intimate thing, and in some sense Gaiman is still that nerdy public school kid. He's leery of selling out to the popular crowd. "I have really mixed feelings about the coming Watchmen movie," he says, "because I keep hearing that it's going to be really good. And part of me is going, I don't want a really good Watchmen movie! I want my graphic novel!"