Although most eight-year-old interviews don’t hold up very well, I have to agree that Spiros Xenos’ chat with Grant Morrison, during Armageddon Pop Culture Expo in Melbourne, Australia, was the exception, on a number of levels. For example:
On The Dark Knight Returns: Yeah… but with Dark Knight, they never even believed it was going to sell. These guys, they just don’t understand. It’s always the same, it’s not just Time-Warner. As writers, we have to know what’s going on, because our lives depend on it.
On his DC Vertigo masterpiece The Invisibles: I can sit there and technically do you a great Justice League comic, but the stuff I like the best is something like The Invisibles, which is a different thing altogether, it’s more like what I want to do.
On Chris Ware’s brilliance and Fantagraphics: I really like Chris Ware formally, he’s formally brilliant. The black humour is at a pitch where I can enjoy it just for the sheer nastiness of it, the black depth of it.
On Love and Rockets: I read it when it first came out but then it no longer seemed relevant after a certain point.
On editors: The editors are convinced that everyone is just like them, and that’s the way it’s always been. And the horror is, it has to be said, that these editors are geeks, and they’re frightened to engage with the real world and talk to people because they feel slow and ashamed of themselves…