The last of a dying breed.
Grant Morrison (via misterpeace)
I guess no one thought Rome could fall, either. Those guys had a postal service that could deliver mail across 170 miles in one day. They had indoor plumbing, the women were free, they had art and science and a communications network that spanned the civilized world.
Within a hundred years, it was all debris and lice. Sometimes ya gotta take care of what you got.
Any more joy to share?
Wolverine, as written by Grant Morrison in New X-Men #151 (via misterpeace)
“6. We have to get back the kick-ass anything can happen feeling that made the Claremont/Byrne issues so monumental. This is a POP book, as essential as the new Eminem release or the latest Keanu movie. We can rejoin the culture here and the only way to do it is to drop ’80s and ’90s notions of who our audience should be. The only way to get back in there is to deliver the stuff the movies and the games CAN’T. And what the mainstream audience wants from us (and I’ve asked a lot of ‘em) is raw imagination, ready-made characters, outrageous spectacle, storming angst and emotional drama. Beautiful people with incredible powers doing startling, diverting things!”
- Grant Morrison (The Morrison Manifesto, 2001)
In this clip from Respect! Films and Sequart’s documentary “Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods,” Morrison and Mark Waid discuss a chance meeting that informed Morrison’s approach to “All Star Superman.”
”I stayed up late to induce delirium…. At four thirty in the morning after fifty hours writing without sleep, I ransacked my dream diaries and most frightening childhood memories for content. In the end … I delivered what felt like the kind of high-level comic book I knew was possible and showed that the serious superhero story didn’t always have to be realistic.”