Posts Tagged ‘Grant Morrison’

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne Deluxe Edition by Grant Morrison, et al.

Posted by on February 25th, 2011 at 12:01 AM

The often-cited dilemma of following a monthly series versus waiting to read the collection, though, still persists. Morrison, unlike many of today’s other mainstream writers, exists quite well within both camps.

Freddie E. Williams II Talks Digital Part 1 of 2

Posted by on December 13th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Freddie E. Williams II’s broke into the “big two” came with Grant Morrison’s four-issue Seven Soldiers of Victory: Mister Miracle #2. In addition to his continued DC work with Robin, Freddie illustrated one-shots and shorter runs on titles such as 52, Firestorm: The Nuclear Man, The Outsiders, Blue Beetle, Countdown and The Flash. In 2009, Williams teamed with Matt Sturges on DC’s six-issue Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! and in early 2010 continued with Sturges on JSA All-Stars for 11 issues. Williams attributes his success and abilities to his 1999 conversion from traditional pencil-and-ink work to a completely digital art environment. Working digitally for more than years now, a transition and process that he describes in great detail with instructions and guidance in his The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics (2009), Williams took time away from his hectic schedule to speak with me about his digital canvas artwork and to record a video of his process. — Nathan Wilson

To view the accompanying video, click here.

Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods

Posted by on November 29th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Nathan Wilson reviews the new documentary DVD release examining the art and career of the writer behind The Invisibles and Final Crisis.

Posted by on November 7th, 2010 at 6:36 AM

Grant Morrison, Architecture, and Mythology: Batman: Gothic (Legends of the Dark Knight #6-10)

Here and at GutterGeek, I continue to look back at Grant Morrison’s DC Comics superhero work. This time we’re re-reading Batman: Gothic:

Sometimes it’s easy to get so wrapped up in subtext, allusions, and external meaning that I forget to recognize when a story is just good. At its core, that’s what Batman: Gothic is. It’s a really well-told story. Whereas Arkham Asylum was an effective psychological examination without much plot to speak of, Gothic is a plot-driven mystery with a healthy dose of action, adventure, and crime drama thrown in….

GutterGeek Column: ARKHAM ASYLUM

Posted by on October 30th, 2010 at 11:41 PM

I posted a column over at GutterGeek last week explaining that Matt Kleinert and I are going to start an ongoing column/conversation focused on the DC Comics superhero work of Grant Morrison. We’re starting at the beginning and reading systematically through all of Morrison’s work in an attempt to put the larger mythology together. Today I kicked off the conversation with a look at Arkham Asylum. Please feel free to drop in and work through it with us. Oh, and Happy Halloween.

Grant Morrison on Adapting the Mahabharata for Modern Audiences

Posted by on October 4th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

While Grant (Invisibles, All-Star Superman) Morrison has talked at length about specific individual projects over the years as part of promotional events to launch a new series or title, rarely do audiences ever get to learn about his writing process. Nathan Wilson took the opportunity of the publication of 18 Days by Dynamite Entertainment and Liquid Comics to talk to Morrison about how the genesis of an idea develops into an actual script. 18 Days is an “illustrated script book” based on Morrison and artist Mukesh Singh’s work toward an animated adaptation of the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata.

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Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson

Posted by on September 2nd, 2010 at 12:01 AM

As a fictional conceit, talking animals are difficult to do well. Often the results feel forced, obvious, childish or derivative — the realm of Saturday-morning cartoons. However, Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson’s Beasts of Burden — about a group of mystery-solving pets — is none of the above.

Joe the Barbarian #1-6

Posted by on August 18th, 2010 at 2:11 AM

Moving away from the tilled fields of DC’s trademarked characters, Grant Morrison appears to be writing himself a screenplay. Luckily, in Joe the Barbarian, he’s supported by Sean Murphy who provides the imaginative storyboarding and the flamboyantly attractive cinematography.

G. Willow Wilson Interview conducted by Ian Burns Part Three (of Three)

Posted by on June 25th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

In the conclusion of this three-part interview, Wilson talks about the cancellation of Air, the Standard Attrition website, the challenges inherent in writing memoir and being interrogated by little blonde stewardesses.

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: Seaguy: Slaves of Mickey Eye

Posted by on January 30th, 2010 at 1:10 PM

“Seaguy is the premier example of howcum.”


From Seaguy: Slaves of Mickey Eye #1(June 2009) written by Grant Morrison, drawn by Cameron Stewart, and colored by Dave Stewart ©2009 DC Comics

 

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