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!”
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!”