Grant Morrison discusses Supergods at Foyles on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 from 6:30PM - 7:30PM.
A major contributor to the revitalisation of comic-book storytelling, Grant Morrison is acclaimed for his bestselling reinventions of classic superheroes as well as his original work. In his new book Supergods, he draws on history, art and mythology to provide the first true chronicle of the superhero, presenting them as gods for the modern age whose narrative arcs reflect and predict the course of human existence. Join him in conversation with journalist and author Sam Leith to discover why superheroes matter, why they will always be with us, and what they tell us about ourselves.
Venue: The Gallery at Foyles, Third Floor
Tickets: Free, but need to be reserved by adding the required number to the basket below. No physical tickets will be issued: the order confirmation you will receive after you add ticket/s to your basket is your proof of reservation. Please choose the Free UK Standard despatch option during checkout.
113-119 Charing Cross Road, London, UK
Grant Morrison discusses Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a SunGod from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human on Tuesday July 19, 2011 at 6:00 PM.
Mr. Morrison will sign any three items but one must be Supergods. Please call the store for details (212-587-5389).
About this Author
Grant Morrison is one of comics’ greatest innovators. His long list of credits includes Batman: Arkham Asylum, JLA, New X-Men, Seven Soldiers, Animal Man, Doom Patrol, The Invisibles, WE3, and The Filth. He is currently writing Batman and the Multiversity for DC Comics. He’s also an award-winning playwright and screenwriter.
Barnes & Noble – Tribeca
97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007
All-Star writer Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Batman Inc.) signs at Midtown Comics on Tuesday, July 19 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to celebrate the release of his new book, SUPERGODS!
SUPERGODS will be available at all three Midtown locations on July 19th. Purchase is required to get in line.
Limit of 2 items signed per customer.
Midtown Comics - Grand Central
459 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
Grant Morrison signs on Thursday July 14th from 5 to 7.30pm, take advantage of this chance to meet one of the great writers in comics and support Grant in his hometown signing.
Forbidden Planet International
168 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, UK
GRANT MORRISON signs SUPERGODS at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Wednesday 6th July from 6 – 7pm.
Beginning with the creation of Superman in 1938, Grant Morrison charts the history of the superheroes. From Batman to the Flash to Dr Manhattan, Supergods looks at every key character, but also takes in unique national strips, and the strange spin-offs and forgotten curios that litter the outer reaches of this weird universe. Morrison explores the relationship between our world and that of the superheroes, showing how each reinvention of a character by a new creative team has held up a mirror to real-world preoccupations, latent or otherwise.
Written in a conversational style, and full of Morrison’s trademark wit, humour and dynamic storytelling – as well as unique insights into his own working practices – Supergods unlocks one of the most exciting and least explored strands of popular culture.
Grant Morrison was born in Glasgow in 1960. As a comics writer, he is renowned for his bold reinventions of existing superheroes and his own authored titles. He has had successful runs on Animal Man, Doom Patrol, JLA, The Invisibles, New X-Men, Fantastic Four, Batman & Robin, and All Star Superman. His Batman: Arkham Asylum is the best-selling original graphic novel ever published.
Mad Men star Christina Hendricks, who provides the voice of Lois Lane in the highly-anticipated All-Star Superman, will attend the film’s World Premiere Monday, February 14 at The Paley Center for Media in New York. Hosted by Warner Home Video and ComicBookResources.com, the evening will include red carpet interviews and a post-premiere panel discussion surrounding the first public screening of All-Star Superman, the exciting 10th entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies.
Red carpet interviews will begin at the Paley Center in New York City (25 West 52nd Street) at 5:00 p.m. with the screening commencing at 6:30 p.m. Following the screening, Hendricks will be joined by noted comics & screenwriter Dwayne McDuffie and casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano for a panel discussion.
A limited number of free tickets were initially available for the general public, but this event is now completely sold out.
On Thursday, February 17, All-Star Superman will also screen at the Paley Center in Los Angeles (465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills) with media interviews starting at 5:30 p.m. and screening commencing at 7:00 p.m. A panel discussion will follow the screening featuring Desperate Housewives’ James Denton (the voice of Superman), executive producer Bruce Timm, director Sam Liu, writer Dwayne McDuffie and dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano. Additional participants, including voice cast members, will be announced as confirmed.
In All-Star Superman, the Man of Steel rescues an ill-fated mission to the Sun (sabotaged by Lex Luthor) and, in the process, is oversaturated by radiation – which accelerates his cell degeneration. Sensing even he will be unable to cheat death, Superman ventures into new realms – finally revealing his secret to Lois, confronting Lex Luthor’s perspective of humanity, and attempting to ensure Earth’s safety before his own impending end with one final, selfless act.
Based on the Eisner Award-winning DC Comics series/graphic novel of the same name by Grant Morrison with illustration by Frank Quitely, All-Star Superman is executive produced by animation guru Bruce Timm and directed by Sam Liu (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths) from a script by acclaimed comics writer Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths).
The celebrity-packed voice cast is headed by James Denton (Desperate Housewives) as Superman, Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) as Lois Lane, and Anthony LaPaglia (Without A Trace) as Lex Luthor. The stellar cast includes seven-time Emmy® Award winner Ed Asner (Up) as Perry White, Golden Globe® winner Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) as Ma Kent, Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds) as Jimmy Olsen and Linda Cardellini (ER) as Nasty.
ComicBookResources.com will act as media partner for the events, providing updates and special prizing opportunities throughout its many multimedia outlets.
Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, All-Star Superman will be distributed February 22, 2011 by Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD, as well as single disc DVD. The film will also be available On Demand and for Download.
SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s11)
More Special Guests Announced for Comic-Con 2011
Jones, Kenyon, Morrison, and Steranko added to San Diego Event
San Diego – Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, has announced two dozen additional special guests for this year’s convention. Artist Joëlle Jones, author Sherrilyn Kenyon, writer Grant Morrison, and writer/artist/publisher Jim Steranko join 20 fellow comics creators who have recently committed for Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego.
The first wave of 20 special guests was announced by Comic-Con in October of last year.
“We received great feedback from comics fans with our initial announcement,” said David Glanzer, Comic-Con’s director of marketing and public relations. “The addition of more special guests to an already stellar roster showcasing the best in the comics community is something our attendees have come to expect.”
Comic-Con 2011 will be held July 21-24 at the San Diego Convention Center. Passes to the show’s Preview Night on July 20 were sold out during this summer’s 2010 convention, although more four-day passes with Preview Night may be released closer to the show, depending on returns or cancellations. While there is still no specific date for the opening of general registration, Comic-Con expects it to occur before the end of January.
For the running list of 2011 special guests visit http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_guests.php.
Following are the 24 new guests confirmed with today’s announcement:
Sergio Aragonés (cartoonist, Groo, MAD magazine)
Ed Benes (artist, Justice League of America, Birds of Prey)
Anina Bennett (writer/editor, Heartbreakers, Boilerplate)
Yves “Balak” Bigerel (French writer/artist, Lord of Burger)
Chester Brown (writer/artist, Yummy Fur, Louis Riel, Paying for It)
Ernie Chan (artist, Conan, Batman, Jonah Hex)
Jo Chen (artist, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Runaways, Xbox Fable)
Seymour Chwast (illustrator, graphic designer)
Dick DeBartolo (writer, MAD magazine)
Tony DeZuniga (artist, Jonah Hex, Conan the Barbarian)
Eric Drooker (painter, graphic novelist, Flood, Blood Song, Howl)
Mark Evanier (writer, comics historian, Kirby: King of Comics)
Joyce Farmer (cartoonist, Wimmen’s Comix, Special Exits)
Paul Guinan (artist, Heartbreakers, Boilerplate)
Joëlle Jones (artist, You Have Killed Me, Troublemaker)
Sherrilyn Kenyon (author, Dark-Hunter series, Lords of Avalon series)
Richard A. and Patricia Lupoff (writers, fanzine pioneers)
Patrick McDonnell (cartoonist, Mutts)
Grant Morrison (writer, All Star Superman, Batman Incorporated)
Alex Niño (artist, Conan, Heavy Metal, God the Dyslexic Dog)
Steranko (writer/artist/publisher, Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Prevue)
Cameron Stewart (artist, Seaguy, Seven Soldiers; writer/artist, Sin Titulo)
Dave Stewart (award-winning colorist)
About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer, Comic-Con organizes the San Francisco-based WonderCon each spring and the Alternative Press Expo each fall. On the web: Comic-Con.org, Facebook.com/comiccon, Twitter.com/comic_con.
Be among the first to see the feature length documentary about legendary comic book writer Grant Morrison! In this trippy, emotional journey through his life, you’ll discover a man living on the border of fiction and reality.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Patrick Meaney and Producer/DP Jordan Rennert.
Tickets are $8. Buy them here.
The Magic Room
155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA
Okay, so how does Thursday’s list compare with Friday’s?
Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, Neal Adams, Stan Lee, Robert Carlyle, Ming Na, Paul Levitz, Nicolas Cage, Mark Waid, Jerry O’Connell, Janet Evanovich, Frank Darabont, Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, Molly Shannon, Patton Oswalt, Grant Morrison, Stuart Immonen, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Michael Zulli, Berkeley Breathed, Rainn Wilson, Liv Tyler, Nathan Fillion, Zachary Quinto, Jerry Robinson, David Finch, Stan Lee, David Boreanaz, Adrianne Curry, J, Michael Straczynski, Summer Glau, Guillermo del Toro, Jim Lee, Joss Whedon, Chris Claremont, Lucy Lawless, Anna Torv, Chloe Moretz, Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Dan Didio, Seth Green, Noah Wyle, Drew Struzan, Anna Paquin, Charlaine Harris, Joe Quesada, Brian Michael Bendis, Thomas Jane, Bernie Wrightson, Bruce Jones, Morena Baccarin, Michael Chiklis, Elizabeth Mitchell, Danny De Vito, and Tiffany.
170. What’s that? That’s the number of panels, screenings, and special events taking place at C2E2. We’ve got close to a dozen theaters, conference spaces, stages, and workshop rooms running all three days with some amazing content. Want to hear the latest from Marvel and DC? Check? Want to meet some of Chicago’s comic book hometown heroes? Check. Want to learn, change, and grow with talks from Reading With Pictures, Diamond, the Comics Studies Conference, and ICv2? Check. Want to see some weird, wonderful, and eclectic performances? Check. Want premiere screenings? Check. C2E2′s got them all, and you can delve into all three days of programming right here.
Note, though, that most of the schedule is now online, but much of our Hollywood and TV programming will be coming out later, and there are a few other events, too, that will be added to this list in the coming weeks.