Remember and get your tickets for Dundee Comics Day on the 28th - with Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely, Cameron Stewart, Frazer Irving, Rian Hughes and Peter Doherty :)
It’s going to be legen-wait for it-DARY.
Direct link for tickets
(Tickets include the Saturday Dave Gibbons Creating Comics Workshop)
Sunday 28th October 2012
10.30am Registration 10.55am Opening
11.00am A conversation with Grant Morrison
1.00pm Cameron Stewart
1.30pm Frazer Irving
2.00pm Break / book signing by Cameron Stewart, Frazer Irving and Grant Morrison
3.00pm Frank Quitely
3.30pm Rian Hughes
4.00pm Peter Doherty
4.30pm Break / book signing by Frank Quitely, Rian Hughes, Peter Doherty & Grant Morrison
5.15pm Roundtable discussion with Grant Morrison and his collaborators
My latest interview with Grant Morrison is up on the New Statesman today. We chatted about Wonder Woman, finishing Action Comics and Batman Inc, stepping away from DC monthlies, his MBE, Happy, Multiversity, Before Watchmen, MorrisonCon and more. Enjoy!
“[The] guy that ate Supergods!” Morrison laughs. “Cooked it and ate it on the basis that it was my fault that people couldn’t find alternative comics in their local comics stores. And I was standing in the way, pretending to be the face of alternative comics, and how I actually stood for corporate this or corporate … you know, I’m the man – again as I say, I’m a freelance writer, I’m not on staff at any company. But this guy ate the book!”
That’s quite impressive.
“It certainly is! His shit must have looked like a William Burroughs cut-up!”
Source: Grant Morrison: Why I’m stepping away from superheroes
On what Grant was wanting to see from Frank Quitely at MorrisonCon:
“Well they wanted, they had this big idea, they said we want Frank Quitely to come on and design an entire universe.” he laughs. “I went, what the fuck?! You’ve gotta be joking! And then I told them about this thing… he draws these grotesques, these anatomical creatures who’ve got like heads hanging between their legs, but they all work. And he’s got like years of work on this stuff – he calls them the Bumheids. It’s them sitting smoking and having tea and everything, but everything’s wrong, it’s all in the wrong place, and legs coming out the top. So I kind of want to divert it… he won’t have time to create a future world, but he has created this alternate reality where people have arses for faces!”
Some random pencil sketches for y’all - cheers to those who e-mailed ‘em in!
Batman, Captain America, Dream (of the Endless), Dr Strange, Emma Frost, and Flex Mentallo.
Cover image to Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s (classic?) Batman and Robin #1
First printing, second printing, sketch variant, and original pencils.
Pencils and finished version of Frank Quitely’s variant cover to Madame Xanadu #6, an issue that also featured Death of the Endless.