Neil Gaiman is a genius writer. A very FUNNY genius writer. In a small cafe in Europe somewhere, Mr. Gaiman and genius artist Dave McKean were struggling to come up with a personification of Death. During the midst of their pondering, a young, cute waitress with goth make up and attire brought their coffee and lunch. Mr. Gaiman stared at this enigmatic beauty as she served them and continued to stare after she left. Then he turned to Mr. McKean and said, "Our waitress...she is Death."