Friday, April 01, 2005

Morrison at Meltdown

(adopts James Lipton voice) Quite simply, Grant Morrison is a DELIGHT.

Morrison did a kind of interview/Q&A thing at Meltdown last night, and it ruled. He talked about comics and magic and the 5th dimension and fiction suits and Superman and everything you would expect him to talk about, really. A working knowledge of most of his work was certainly helpful in following the flow of discussion, and frankly, I had heard several of his stories before in other interviews, but he's so funny and charasmatic in person that it was most definitely worth it. As Emory noted, he's crazy in a way where he knows what he's saying sounds crazy, but he completely believes it, so you really want to believe him. Maybe he went to the 5th dimension and saw the fabric of the universe, or maybe he just had food poisoning, I DON'T KNOW. But it was cool to hear about. Plus the story of how he lost his crown on his tooth would have been worth the trip even if that was the only thing he had said.

About 3/4 of the way through the Q&A, this guy chimes in behind us with "Grant, what about the guy we saw at Ralph's?" and it was Joe Casey. Oh hey, Joe Casey. Didn't see you there.

Anyway, it ruled.


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