Neil Gaiman has too many careers.
He wrote comics before everyone called them graphic novels, and rewrote the rules with Sandman, his 10-volume exploration of the power of dreams and stories. Sandman continues to be as popular now as it ever was, despite people teaching it in universities and writing Ph.D. theses on it.
When Sandman was done he started to write novels, beginning with Neverwhere. His novel American Gods is, according to web sites that keep track of these things, the most awarded genre novel of all time, but that’s probably because nobody was sure if it was science fiction, fantasy, or horror, so it got Best Novel awards in all fields, including the Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker.
His comic novel Anansi Boys was a number one