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The Grant Morrison Interview Archive

 
  

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H3ct0r L1m4
23:21 / 19.02.06
as suggested in another thread. a work in progress, so please post more links/scans/corrections if you have them.

Newspaper interview aged 16 [November 1976]

Bombs Away, Batman! [jan 1983]

Fusion 7 [October 1985]

Speakeasy 76 [July 1987]

After Image 6 [January 1988]

Arkensword 23 (with Steve Yeowell) - January 1988

PEOPLE AT WORK: GRANT MORRISON [?/88]

Speakeasy 93 [December 1988]

FANTASY MAGAZINE W/ MARK MILLAR [?]

Cut Magazine [February 1989]

Amazing Heroes 176 - February 1990

Strange Fruit 1 [March 1990]

Comics Scene 12 - April 1990

Ark 32 [May 1990]

Fantazia 8 [January 1991]

Scotland on Sunday [21 April 1991]

X-Static 1 [May 1992]

Comics Scene 28 [August 1992]

Mondo 2000 11 [?/1993]

Comic World 18 [August 1993]

WHAT'S ON GRANT MORRISON'S TOMB? - scan [03/94]

SFX 21 [January 1997]

HOW DO YOU TOP ANGELS AND DARKSEID? [16 May 1997]

GRANT MORRISON WRITES THE WORLD'S GREATEST SUPERHEROES [6/23/97]

Riot 0 [August 1997]
PART 1 - PART 2

Vampirella Preview [October 1997]

THE JLA'S MAD IDEA MACHINE IS LEAVING WITH A BANG [26 March 1999]

INVISIBLE MAN [?/99]

nextplanetover.com forum compilation [Sep 16-1999]

SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE [12/99]

CHARGING THE SIGIL [01/00]

WARREN ELLIS' COME IN ALONE [June 9 2000]

The Canny X Men [Dec 17 2001]

PUNCHING HOLES THROUGH TIME [09/02]

INTERVIEW WITH AN UMPIRE [09/02]

VERTIGO X - W/ SHELLY BOND [Jan 03 - 2003]

RICH JOHNSTON'S WAITING FOR TOMMY [Jan 29 - 2003]

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Q&A [?/03]

THE FILTH @ NEWSARAMA [7 March 2003]

GETTING TO KNOW: GRANT MORRISON [04/03]

THOUGHTS FROM THE LAND OF FROST [05/03]

FLICK THE SWITCH [06/03]

CATCHING UP WITH PROFESSOR M [08/03]

LEAVING MARVEL, VIMANARAMA, & MORE [08/03]

THE END OF AN X-ERA [09/03]

VIDEO INTERVIEW AT DCCOMICS.COM [9/03]

TOTALLY GRANT MORRISON [11/03]

CLASSIFIED: GRANT MORRISON & THE JLA [?]

THE NEW AGE OF MORRISON [05/04]

MASTER & COMMANDER [07/04]
+ Profile

GRANT MORRISON TALKS SEAGUY [7/04]

MORRISON'S BIG TIME RETURN TO THE DCU [09/2004]

DISNEY WITH FANGS [10/2004]

TALKING ALL-STAR SUPERMAN [12/04]

SUICIDE GIRLS INTERVIEW [03/05]

TALK AT MELTDOWN COMICS [04/05]
PART1 - PART 2

GRANT MORRISON'S SEVEN SOLDIERS - Shining Knight - The Manhattan Guardian - Klarion - Zatanna [5/05]


ON BEING THE DCU REVAMP GUY [06/2005]

A CHAT ABOUT CRAFT [5 September/2005]

UNIQUELY ORIGINAL [09/05]

WONDERCON '06 SPOTLIGHT [02/06]
Newsarama - CBR

DF INTERVIEW [02/06]

Futurespective [starting 03/06 - present day]

Newsarama: MORRISON IN THE CAVE [Aug 06]

Wizard: GRANT MORRISON’S BATMAN [18 Sept 06]

LOOKING BACK AT SEVEN SOLDIERS [nov 06]


* bonus Dan Fish megafile! containing:

*1997
GM takes on JLA
Worlds Greatest Heroes - GM talks JLA

*1998-99
GM on JLA's Far Future
GM with Tom Coates Barbelith
Interview avec GM
Leaving JLA, Planning Hypercrisis
GM Chat Excerpts @ NPO

*2000
GM takes on X-Men
GM @ Opi8
Tom Ewing - How GM is Overloading comics - Edinburgh Review

*2001
GM @ Disinfo Nation
GM Talks about Animal Man
GM Glasgow Herald Feature

*2002
Dallas Observer on GM
GM talks Filth - Newsarama

*2003
GM in Conversation - Excerpts
GM San Diego Panel

*2005
Pulse:Seven Soldiers - Shining Knight, Guardian, Klarion, Zatanna

*Jay Babcock
Invisibles Man
Interview GM
 
 
Grady Hendrix
23:31 / 19.02.06
This is brilliant and something that I was really looking forward to browsing...but for some reason only three out of all those links worked for me. The rest took me to "page not found" pages.
 
 
matsya
01:05 / 20.02.06
Could I just add my interview with GM circa 1999:

Invisible Man

Cheers.
 
 
The Falcon
01:12 / 20.02.06
Yeah, I just tried three and not one worked.
 
 
Dan Fish - @Fish1k
01:43 / 20.02.06
The second link is on my website, and I think its a problem with upper/lower case - Try this link, if it works, perhaps a mod could edit the original post?

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/fish1000/index/lostcontent/Morrison%20talks%20to%20Millar.zip

(Excel formula =LOWER() might come in handy)
 
 
H3ct0r L1m4
07:06 / 20.02.06
D'OH

sorry, guys. when I turned all the titles to caps I did the same to the urls. I'll fix it when I get up in the morning and will add a couple more links.
 
 
H3ct0r L1m4
16:56 / 20.02.06
after one of the mods have a look at my edit, all links should be working now.

added:

INVISIBLE MAN
HOW DO YOU TOP ANGELS AND DARKSEID?
SUPERMAN HOMEPAGE
VIDEO INTERVIEW AT DCCOMICS.COM
CLASSIFIED: GRANT MORRISON & THE JLA
GRANT MORRISON TALKS SEAGUY
GRANT MORRISON'S SEVEN SOLDIERS
 
 
Dan Fish - @Fish1k
17:52 / 20.02.06
Thats some good reading there! Thanks for compiling this.

Annoyingly, my link (the second in the list, the one from Fantasy Advertiser) doesn't work, as my zip file stupidly uses mixed case.
 
 
H3ct0r L1m4
17:59 / 20.02.06
maybe I'd rather put a link to your site's proper section and ask to scroll down, what do you say.
 
 
matsya
02:09 / 21.02.06
Not sure if you want this - it's more reviews and overviews than interviews, though there is one there. It's from the PopImage ProFiles:

www.popimage.com/profile

Hope that works. There's a gremlin in my typing fingers that disallows any computer I sit at to access any pages on the popimage site. I had a look at the cache and it seemed okay.

Oh, also, the link in your list to my site is busted, but the one in my post seems to still be working.
 
 
H3ct0r L1m4
22:05 / 21.02.06
added matsya's profile suggestion, fixed broken links.

apparently Barbelith system only takes one kind of " [much like a newsfeed I worked for].

I'd add some old bits from AMAZING HEROES, THE COMICS JOURNAL and COMICS SCENE if I had a scanner near me.
 
 
yawn - thing's buddy
13:32 / 23.02.06
FYI:

interview with an umpire was conducted September 2002 (09/02)
 
 
Robert B
20:08 / 23.02.06
Looks like there's a new interview with Grant at Dynamic Forces
 
 
Jenny Constantine
19:30 / 26.02.06
A few more contributions to the archive:

- Grant Morrison Writes the World's Greatest Super-Heroes. Really nice 1997 interview where GM flat out stated that he considered Flex Mentallo his best work.

- Warren Ellis interviews GM. A June 9 2000 CBR interview.

- Vertigo X interview with Shelly Bond. A January 3 2003 interview for Vertigo 10th anniversary.

- Rich Johnston interviews GM @ the Dynamic Forces site. Rescued from a 2003 Barbelith thread.

- Morrison's big time return to the DCU. An August 2004 Newsarama interview with the first tidbits about Seven Soldiers.

- Disney with fangs. A September 2004 really good Newsarama interview about WE3.

- Grant Morrison on being the DCU Revamp Guy. A June 2005 Newsarama interview about his new role at DC.

I have another interviews saved as word documents which I'd love to share, but I don't know how:

- 1997.- The World's Greatest Heroes. A Conversation with Grant Morrison by Joseph P. Rybandt.
Grant Morrison takes on JLA. A interview by Steve Johnson.

Finally, here are some interview dates:

How Do you Top Angels and Darkseid? is dated 16 May 1997.

The JLA's Mad Idea Machine Is Leaving With a Bang is dated 26 March 1999.

The Filth @ Newsarama is dated 7 March 2003.

A Chat about Craft is dated 5 September 2005.

I'll dig up my archive folders to try and come with more...
 
 
Dan Fish - @Fish1k
14:54 / 27.02.06
JC, I can host those text interviews if you like. Email me, fish1000 at gmail dot com.
 
 
H3ct0r L1m4
17:56 / 27.02.06
thanks a lot for that, Jenny! added the new stuff and date corrections.

send what you have to Dan and he'll give us a link later.
 
 
Jenny Constantine
02:44 / 28.02.06
Dan already has a zip file with a bunch of interviews. Going through them I came across a couple of still working links:

The Canny X Men. A Ninth Art interview with Morrison & Millar (Dec 17 2001)

GM talks with fans @ Meltdown Comics. Another account of the Meltdown April 1 2005 talk posted at comicbookresources.com. With pictures.

Vortex, you've forgotten to add my first link to the main list:

GM writes the World's Greatest Superheroes, a really nice interview dated on June 23, 1997.

Now if only I could remember where I put that Comics Journal issue with the absolutely *wonderful* Nick Hasted interview...
 
 
Dan Fish - @Fish1k
13:48 / 28.02.06
The 374Kb zip file is HERE

It contains:
*1997
GM takes on JLA
Worlds Greatest Heroes - GM talks JLA

*1998-99
GM on JLA's Far Future
GM with Tom Coates Barbelith
Interview avec GM
Leaving JLA, Planning Hypercrisis
GM Chat Excerpts @ NPO

*2000
GM takes on X-Men
GM @ Opi8
Tom Ewing - How GM is Overloading comics - Edinburgh Review

*2001
GM @ Disinfo Nation
GM Talks about Animal Man
GM Glasgow Herald Feature

*2002
Dallas Observer on GM
GM talks Filth - Newsarama

*2003
GM in Conversation - Excerpts
GM San Diego Panel

*2005
Pulse:Seven Soldiers - Shining Knight, Guardian, Klarion, Zatanna

*Jay Babcock
Invisibles Man
Interview GM
 
 
Dan Fish - @Fish1k
19:46 / 28.02.06
Thanks to a mysterious benefactor, here are some more :

Newspaper interview aged 16 - November 1976
Fusion 7 - October 1985
Cut Magazine - February 1989
Strange Fruit 1 - March 1990
Ark 32 - May 1990
Fantazia 8 - January 1991
(you may want to check your word wrap settings when you open these text files)
 
 
Just Add Water
20:17 / 28.02.06
A lad with a great future is Grant Morrison.

Wow, the one from 1976 is fabulous!
 
 
panthergod
02:14 / 01.03.06
You, sirs, are beautiful human beings. I at ion one time or another have printed out most of these from 99 to the present and has been planning on making a thread with all of the links. good job beating me to it and kicking my ass with interviews from the friggin 80's beautiful stuff. Morrison really is THE best comics interviewee there is. his interviews themeelves are better than most other writers comics.
 
 
Dan Fish - @Fish1k
14:13 / 01.03.06
Yet more:
Speakeasy 76 - July 1987
After Image 6 - January 1988
Arkensword 23 (with Steve Yeowell) - January 1988
 
 
Haus of Mystery
14:31 / 01.03.06
Fish, you're a legend. Cheers!
 
 
_Boboss
15:15 / 01.03.06
do any of those links go to the one where he's got the norse muscleman opening the door and a pair of *female, sexually objectified cleaners* in the nearly-nude strolling around while the interview takes place? i like that one.

*except for the sexually objectified bit, obvs. i couldn't think of anything else to type there, apart from bad things that would probably have done the old lead balloon.*
 
 
Dan Fish - @Fish1k
15:16 / 01.03.06
A legend?

Yes. Yes I rather think I am.


(but seriously, most thanks should go to the nameless architect behind the scenes currently drip-feeding me these articles). Thanks mysterious benefactor, whoever you are!
 
 
H3ct0r L1m4
16:47 / 01.03.06
man... I was a mere 8 months old and the guy had already been interviewed, haha. wonderful!

I'll add all of this later on, as I'm crushed with work and Carnaval slows everybody's life here this week.

plus i'll have to read most of those first. =)

[must... resist.. temptation - not]
 
 
The Falcon
21:04 / 01.03.06
So, I'm informed that the Marvel UK editor Neil Tennant of the '76 article, is the Neil Tennant.

Cool, eh?
 
 
andrewdrilon
21:40 / 01.03.06
Fish--you are amazing!

I'm not exactly sure if anyone's posted these. They're fairly recent, but just to be thorough:
--Seven Soldiers Overview--
--Shining Knight--
--The Manhattan Guardian--
--Klarion--
--Zatanna--

And for my official contribution, it's not a Morrison interview but a recent Neil Gaiman interview that happened here in the Philippines...the interesting bit I'll post here, where he talks about good ol' Grant:

NU107: All right. I have a fanboy question. You always talk about Alan Moore but you never really talk about the other Vertigo writers. Among your fellow writers in that imprint, what do you think of them actually.

Neil: The trouble is, for example, Pete Milligan, I only know very vaguely. You know, I know each other to say hi to, but we don’t really know each other very well. Garth Ennis and I like each other, don’ know each other well. Grant is a good friend of mine, Grant Morrison. And you know, whenever I’m in Glasgow I’d go out to dinner with Grant and, Grant is funny because I remember Grant. Again, I’ve known Grant now for twenty something years so I remember him. When I first met him, he was this very skinny guy, a little bit older than me, used to wear long trench coats, and had this huge muck of black hair. And that’s always how I think of him. And incredibly shy you know. You couldn’t hear for the first three years of knowing Grant, you had to lean in really close to hear what he was saying because he’s spoken in this very precise little Scottish accent very very quietly, (in Scottish accent) and it would just come out with these stories for Baman and out for Sandman where I got Batman in drag butt-fucking the Joker and that kind of thing they do.

NU107: (extreme laughter) NU!

Neil: So in Singapore, this would have got you off the air, and we’d all right now be, the police would be, we’d all be on the way to jail.

NU107: We’d all be getting butt-blanked. (laughs)

Neil: That’s the kind of thing Grant would say, to be the terribly wonderfully appalling thing in a very precise such thing and very very quiet. Didn’t say this isn’t Grant, Grant has begun this, shaven headed, chaos magician of the twenty first century you know, glittering creature of, and whenever I run into him, I ask him what are you doing now Grant? (In Scottish accent) Oh I’m now, you know, off to Iceland, or I’m giving these talks to major corporations on drugs and chaos magic and they’re uh, they’re paying me enormous amounts of money to come and just tell them they’re idiots. Okay.

NU107: That’s really interesting because that’s one of the common themes of Morrison’s work, is reinvention of himself. So I didn’t even know that he was... shy. I always thought—

NU107: He’s a rock star!

NU107: --shameless in the best sense of the word.

--

I actually have about 40 interviews on Word files in my computer; been collecting all his online interviews for a few years now. Can anyone tell me how to upload them all online so I can share 'em with you guys?
 
 
andrewdrilon
21:59 / 01.03.06
*referring to the 40+ interviews I just mentioned, they're all Grant Morrison interviews, not Neil Gaiman.

Oh and here's another one, which i think is a transcript of a live interview: 2004 Disinfo Morrison Interview by Richard Metzger.
 
 
Dan Fish - @Fish1k
23:01 / 01.03.06
Andrew, do you have webspace from your Internet Service Provider? Instructions differ for each one. You can set up so you can transfer files using windows explorer, for example.

Other options would be to start a free blog (eg with Blogger.com), and paste the interviews in as entries. Might even be an option to do attachments, I'm not sure.

or you could email me the files, and I'll stick them on my webspace. If they are named in the same fashion as the ones I already did, that would be helpful.

Another option, and I'll leave this suggestion to the mods, is to set up a wiki page.
 
 
andrewdrilon
03:03 / 02.03.06
Hey Dan Fish! Umm, I don't have any free webspace unfortunately. We aren't offered any here in the Philippines--but I've collated and compressed all my grant files into a single folder. It's neither dated nor as well-organized as the zip file someone just put on the thread (i just love to read them, really), but it's everything I've managed to collect.

I'd consider starting a Blogger on the whole thing, but it's just too much to post one by one. Anyway, the compressed folder's only about 29kb, so I'm hoping it won't take up too much of your space. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Please send me your email so I can send you the stuff I have.
 
 
andrewdrilon
03:06 / 02.03.06
*edit: it's 29,075 kb. Gah. I dunno. I hope you can work with it.
 
 
H3ct0r L1m4
04:37 / 02.03.06
my intention with it is to have fun discovering articles we were unaware of before and work as a source to improve things like his entry at Wikipedia and his own website.

so I'm all for the blogger/blogsome thing, if you guys are ok with it. the easier/cheaper option and it could feature an upper permanent menu linking to each entry/interview below. "the G.M.I.A."? =)

let me just insert the new additions here and I can kickstart that. some of those links may die one day, and archiving all of these would be good.

speaking of which, anyone got the PopCultureShock one? [site had an orange stripped background, only thing I can remember]. there's also a message board Q&A from a defunct site in which Grant said Rich Johnston was "dark side of the Force"; I may have that saved here...
 
 
Just Add Water
10:41 / 02.03.06
There's this chat compilation from nextplanetover located on this very site, I couldn't find it in any of the posts above.

Grant is pestered by rabid fans (including me, using various Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd related nicknames. Man, that was a sweaty day).

There's some great stuff in there, and keep in mind that this is from 1999:

John Byrne has entertained numerous schemes over the years and will probably end
up doing something with Doom Patrol - like making it exactly the way it was in
his youth but with enough of a Byrne spin to make everyone hate it.


Heh.
 
 
Just Add Water
10:53 / 02.03.06
...and reading through it right now, I find it contains the comment about Rich Johnston mentioned just above.

I was never really aware
of 'Rich's Ramblings' until some of his spurious ravings led to loss of work for
me. As someone working inside the industry, I don't need to check the internet
for half-heard rumors or misinterpreted facts; I KNOW what's going on. I really
have no idea why someone I don't know would repeatedly try to undermine my career
so as far as I'm concerned poor Rich is strictly dark side of the Force.
 
  

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