GRANT MORRISON IS COMING TO SYDNEY
I jumped on my bed, hands over my mouth, screaming "OMG OMG OMG OMG" when I first heard Grant Morrison was announced as a speaker for this year's GRAPHIC. A friend looked at me confused from across the room. "Who the hell is Grant Morrison?" She asked...
The first year I went to GRAPHIC all I ever spoke about to the people there was Grant Morrison. The term 'rock star of comic books' is a bit of an oxymoron I know, but this is the guy who wrote himself into a comic book and came back out of it again a different person, this is the guy who has lived through the alien religious abductions and parallel universe occultist rituals he writes about, this is the guy who has had every single spaced out thought you could ever have about time and space and the fabric of reality and folded them back over themselves like a nonlinear narrative paper crane.
This year he shares the stage in conversation with Gerard Way (ex My Chemical Romance lead singer and creator of The Umbrella Academy comic-book series), it was rumoured that neither of these two would come unless the other came as well, so one could only imagine what they intend to unveil.
Grant Morrison will also be doing a panel discussion the next day on the creative process with fellow creators Len Wein and Dave McKean.