The Ride by Rodolph Guenoden
dangerspace said: Have you spent significant time with Grant Morrison? I feel like every major comic book writer has at least one unique/odd/eccentric Grant Morrison story. Apologies if this has been asked before!
I have spent time with Grant often, mostly short visits at events and such.
You really won’t get anything bad about him from me, I have never experienced anything bad from him, and in fact, I think the world of him as a writer and a person.
Grant and Mark Millar were two of the earliest pros championing me to work in comics. I was a huge fan of them both at the time I was doing a parody column, and these two guys used to call each other up (they were friends back then) and read the column to each other doing all the voices. They went out of their way, both of them, to be helpful to me and to tell people to read my work, and I was an absolute NOBODY to them.
Grant specifically asked for me to write the All New Atom, I am told.
One of the nicest moments recently was at SDCC just last year, we were behind the curtain waiting to go on for a DC panel, and Grant gets this big smile when he saw me, and gave me a huge happy hug, which I wasn’t expecting, and he said that he had JUST read my ACTION COMICS stuff from years before and that he loved it, and he said I wrote Lois and Clark’s marriage together the best that he had read.
He said, “Why can’t we have that, why can’t they be married like in your stories, that was absolutely lovely!”
So, I almost cried, I mean, I didn’t expect it at all, he’s one of my heroes, he wrote my favorite Superman ever, and I just was almost unable to speak, and then we had to go right onstage for the panel and I was still trying not to cry!
I have nothing bad to say about Grant.
Oh, wait, I have one thing. He said that he felt Atom didn’t quite work because I was trying to be him. I understand why he thought that, but I wasn’t at all.
I was trying to be Steve Gerber. :)
But that’s the closest thing I’ve got to a bad thing to say about Grant Morrison. Comics would be vastly less interesting without him and he’s encouraged endless numbers of creators and done amazing stories. I love him!
Gravity Falls has some great posters shown throughout the series. We’ve been recreating several of them and you can buy them over at our Etsy store. We have also partnered with some artists to sell their work based on the show as well. Be sure to check them out!
Every time this post comes around, I have to explain this.
Watch Dennou Coil, the most underrated anime pretty much ever.
- Yes, this is the standard of animation throughout the series.
- AND THIS IS A FILLER EPISODE.
- It’s basically about kids with what’s essentially Google Glass: The Game. The whole world is affected by this game. Traffic lights, school, anything.
- It’s good in the beginning and gets really, really good by the end.
- Shows the vulnerabilities of children.
- Well-written children in general. They fall under some tropes but they don’t suffer from the usual fallacies of writing children into series.
- And yeah, the filler episodes are really good. The whole series is worth watching.
Reblogging as a reminder to myself
wish this show was longer.
PLEASE WATCH DENNOU COIL IT’S REALLY COOL!!!!!
EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.
Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.
The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.