27th/28th OCTOBER 2012
INVISIBLE SYMMETRIES: THE COMICS OF GRANT MORRISON
The Dundee Comics day once again welcomes a stellar line-up of top industry talent to Dundee, this time to celebrate the comics of award-winning Scottish writer Grant Morrison (MBE). Joining Grant Morrison at this event will be several of his collaborators, including Frank Quietly, Rian Hughes, Frazer Irving and Cameron Stewart. They will talk about their experience of working with Grant Morrison, as well as discussing their wider careers and future projects.
17TH AUGUST 2012
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL
GRANT MORRISON: THE CHANGING FACE OF THE SUPERHERO
9.30PM: RBS MAIN THEATRE, CHARLOTTE SQUARE, EDINBURGH
The leading Scottish comic book writer Grant Morrison divides his time between Scotland and Hollywood, and he joins us this evening to talk about the comics industry as it squares up to the game-changing developments of the 21st century. Following up the arguments in his brilliant book Supergods, Morrison contends that superheroes are powerful icons for a multimedia age.
Tickets are available from the EIBF website from 29th June 2012.
30th JUNE 2012
GLASGOW COMIC CON
IN CONVERSATION AND AS THE 'DYNAMIC DUO' WITH FRANK QUITELY
3PM-5PM: THE MACKINTOSH CHURCH, GARSCUBE ROAD, GLASGOW
In conversation on Supergods and a discussion with Frank Quitely on their work together, both hosted by Mike Conroy.
Followed by a signing at the venue, hosted by Forbidden Planet, Glasgow.
Tickets are available at the door or in advance from local Glasgow comic retailers.
20TH AUGUST 2011 EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL GRANT MORRISON: COMICS HISTORY STRIPPED DOWN 9.30PM: RBS MAIN THEATRE, CHARLOTTE SQUARE, EDINBURGH This Glasgow boy takes time out from penning bestselling graphic novels to discuss the world of iconic comics with Supergods. Beginning with Schuster and Siegel’s creation of Superman in 1938, Morrison charts the history of the superheroes to their modern, multiplex incarnations, looking at key characters, the odd spin-off and the forgotten curios that populate his universe. Sometimes a few words can tell the story of many thousands of pictures. http://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/grant-morrison Tickets still available from the website 14TH AUGUST 2011 - CANCELLED EMPIRE BIG SCREEN ON STAGE: GRANT MORRISON 1.45PM: THE O2, LONDON One of the vanguard of British talent who have dominated the American comic market since the late '80s, Grant Morrison is a force to be reckoned with, the man behind such hits as Zenith, The Invisibles, Animal Man and All-Star Superman. He's also the author of Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Superhero. http://www.empirebigscreen.com/timetables/cineworld/screen8/cineworld-screen8-14-august Tickets still available from the website 6th AUGUST 2011 ISOTOPE COMICS SUPERGODS CELEBRATION! 8PM: ISOTOPE, SAN FRANCISCO Celebrating the release of Mr. Morrison’s latest and his return to SF with a 21+ event as only the Isotope can do! To attend this event, please select the SUPERGODS CELEBRATION option. Your ticket will include a copy of the SUPERGODS hardcover ($28 cover price) and also an exclusive Grant Morrison SUPERGODS Commemorative Lowball cocktail glass (priceless!). Also at 2PM – 5PM (All Ages Supergods book signing) http://isotopecomics.com/ Tickets still available from the website 5TH AUGUST 2011 BOOK PASSAGE GRANT MORRISON IN CONVERSATION WITH ZACK RUSKIN 7PM: BOOK PASSAGE, CORTE MADERA, CA Grant Morrison talks about Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human($28.00). Morrison explains why superheroes matter, why they will always be with us, and what they tell us about who we are. This book is an important guide to understanding the role comics play in our culture. http://www.bookpassage.com/event/grant-morrison-supergods-what-masked-vigilantes-miraculous-mutants-and-sun-god-smallville-can- Tickets still available from the website