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25Sep/112

The Independent on Sunday: Interview with Grant Morrison

A few weeks ago I interviewed the very lovely Grant Morrison for the second time, this time for a big press newspaper in the UK, The Independent on Sunday. Today was the day when it all got published, and I was very chuffed to see my interview as the lead feature on the books section - a whole page! Brilliant.

If you missed it, or if you aren't in the UK, you can read the whole feature here:

Meanwhile, back on planet Earth...

Where we talk about Supergods, Superman, chaos magic, and I talk about how lovely he is.

Comics in the paper!

My boyfriend is a photographer and I woke up this morning to find that he'd already nipped out to buy three copies for the photo he wanted to take!

After submitting my interview I was later told that it would be built into a comics special feature, and was asked to suggest and contribute some reviews. You can also read my two reviews in full here:

Turf by Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Fabio Celoni, and Mirka Andolfo

If you've been following my work and like what you see, do feel free to comment on the articles, recommend and retweet them and so on. It's hugely exciting to see comics getting such a big piece of the mainstream press action and I hope it's the beginning of more to come!

You can read my earlier interview with Grant here, and I'll be updating later this week with the rest of the interview (because the printed stuff is about 5% of what I have!) featuring the missing pages of Supergods, nihilistic mass media, lunch with Neil Gaiman, online fans and critics, different artists on Action Comics, DC opening their doors to women, and a whole lot about magic, John Lennon and socialist Superman.

Want a little teaser?

On Superman...

Grant:  "I kind of think of course he would be a vegetarian, I mean he would find it hard not to be. He's a super kid who grew up with animals and I'm sure he'd empathise with them pretty early on and just not be. I don't know, I might just put it in again to annoy people. "

(Followed, I might add, by a rather cheeky laugh!)