Official Press Release
Norwalk, CT, February 17 , 2008: One of the most original and inventive writers in the comics medium, Grant Morrison, will be a Guest of Honor at this year’s New York Comic Con (NYCC), where he will meet and greet his many loyal fans. Mr. Morrison is widely recognized as one of the top writers in the comics industry and is acknowledged as one of its most imaginative storytellers. His revisionist Batman book, ARKHAM ASYLUM (with artist Dave McKean) has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide and won numerous awards, making it the most successful original novel to be published in America. In making the announcement, NYCC officials note that numerous Featured Guests have also been added to the list of notable guest appearances at the show.
New York Comic Con, the largest pop culture event to take place on the East Coast, will occur April 18-20 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.
“Grant Morrison is multi-talented and he has an incredibly diverse range of interests and achievements,” notes Lance Fensterman, Show Manager for NYCC. “I am a huge fan and it’s a privilege to have him joining us at our show. I know his fans will be thrilled to have this chance to meet him.”
In his time in comics, Morrison has revived many titles and contributed groundbreaking and best-selling runs of popular stories for the major companies including DC Comics characters; BATMAN, SUPERMAN, JLA, DOOM PATROL, ANIMAL MAN and for Marvel Comics the best-selling monthly, NEW X-MEN, MARVEL BOY and FANTASTIC FOUR.
In addition he has created a number of revolutionary original series including, We3, THE INVISIBLES, THE FILTH, ZENITH, SEBASTIAN O, MARVEL BOY, and the cult classics KILL YOUR BOYFRIEND, THE MYSTERY PLAY and SEAGUY.
His Graphic Novels and Comic Book collections have been translated into over a dozen languages and are sold worldwide.
Beyond the world of comics, Morrison has successfully written numerous screenplays; he has worked on video games; he is the author of two stage plays; he has written short stories; he is a practicing Chaos magician; and he has played with several musical bands. Morrison, a stylish and charismatic public speaker, will be profiled in the upcoming Spring issue of GQ Style.
Meanwhile, in other entertainment news at New York Comic Con, organizers note that more first-rate talent has been added to the convention’s list of guest appearances. Additional Featured Guests have been announced, including:
Charlie Adlard * Terry Brooks * Duncan Fegredo * Irwin Hasen * Tony Moore * Steve Niles * Sean Phillips * Eric Powell * Rick Remender *
Leonard Starr * Dave Shelton * Chris Weston *
For more information about New York Comic Con and for purchasing tickets please visit: www.nycomiccon.com.
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