Monday, May 30, 2011

Grant Morrison's new memoir

When I did my previous posting on Grant Morrison, a comic-book writer influenced by RAW, the folks in the comments argued about whether his The Invisibles was "better than ILLUMINATUS!" or merely "the ILLUMINATUS! of the 90s," so perhaps it might be of interest that he has a new memoir.

Wired reports that the new book, Supergods, is "Subtitled What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human." Wired says "this trippy autobiography-cum-critical essay gathers up deep thoughts and otherworldly hallucinations experienced by the comics writer who became rich and famous after co-creating the Batman best-seller Arkham Asylum."

1 comment:

Bobby Campbell said...

Here's a fun little game of connect the dots I like to play...

"Illuminatus!" seems to have obviously influenced "The Invisibles," and "The Invisibles" seems to have obviously influenced "The Matrix."

"It's really simple. The truth of that one is that design staff on The Matrix were given Invisibles collections and told to make the movie look like my books. This is a reported fact." - Grant Morrison

He elucidates further:

An interesting exercise in iteration!