Grant Morrison Age, Education, Career, Wife, Net Worth, Wiki

Grant Morrison is a renowned Scottish writer, who is famous for his comic books and plays. He has written for many popular comic series like The Invisibles, X-Men, Batman, Doom Patrol, JLA, Animal Man, and many more.

Grant was born on 31st January 1960 in Scotland. He pursued his education at Allan Glen’s School. At first, he decided to become a writer, but his career guidance teacher denied the idea and suggested that he find a career in banking.

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However, later, he ignored his teacher’s advice and began his career in writing. At the age of only 17, he published his first work for Nean Myths by Gideon Stargrave. His work appeared in about four or five issues, and he was really encouraged by that.

Later, he also worked for a local newspaper called The Govan Press and started a weekly comic strip called Captain Clyde, who was a superhero that lived in Glasgow, his hometown, and was unemployed.

Simultaneously, he also made other things like Starblazer. While progressing in his career, he contributed to many famous indie titles.

Contents

Bio/Wiki
Real NameGrant Morrison
NicknameGrant
ProfessionComic Writer, Playwright, Actor, Author
Personal Life
Date of Birth31 January 1960
Age (as of 2022)62 years
BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland
NationalityScottish
HometownGlasgow
Zodiac SignAquarius
SchoolAllan Glen's School
Educational QualificationNot available
Physical Stats
Height (approx.)in centimeters- N/A
in meters- N/A
in feet inches- N/A
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- N/A
in pounds- N/A
Career
DebutAnimal Man #14
Award(s)* Fringe First Award
* Independent Theatre Award
* Eagle Award
* Harvey Award
* Inkpot Award
* National Comics Award
* Eisner Award
Relationships & Affairs
Marital statusMarried
WifeKristen
Family
ParentsFather- N/A
Mother- N/A
SiblingsN/A
ChildrenN/A
Income
Net Worth [approx.]$5 million
Social Media
Instagram@grant.morrison
Twitter@grantmorrison
Facebook@grantmorrisonofficial

Early Life and Family

Grant was born on 31 January 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland. He completed his education at Allan Glen’s School, where his career guidance teacher rejected his art portfolio and suggested he build a banking career.

His first work for Near Myths, which was Gideon Stargrave, was admired and featured in four or five issues of Near myths.

This inspired him, and he continued his career by making a Glasgow-based superhero who was unemployed and part of a weekly comic strip for a local newspaper, The Govan Press. He also wrote many issues for DC Thompson’s Starblazer.

Education

Grant completed his education at Allan Glen’s School. After that, he directly started his writing career and did not proceed with any further education. 

Grant Morrison’s Career

After working for Near Myths, The Govan Press, he contributed to many UK-based indie titles and wrote more for Starblazer. He spent the early 1980s traveling with his musical band, The Mixers.

In 1982, Morrison submitted a request regarding The Justice League Of America and Jack Kirby’s New Gods, The Second Coming To DC Comics, but it was not considered at that time.

In 1985, Morrison worked for Marvel UK, where he wrote Doctor Who Magazines comic strip. Then, he also collaborated with Bryan Hitch and worked for the Zoids strip in Spider-Man and Zoids.

In 1986, Grant wrote a few pages of Future Shocks for 2000 AD. Later, in 1987, Morrison partnered with Steve Yeowell and made his first continuing serial Zenith in 2000 AD.

Morrison’s work on Zenith caught the attention of DC Comics, and they accepted his proposal of Animal Man to make him work for them.

Animal Man became a decently known character and got him in line with writers like Neil Gaiman, Peter Milligan, Jamie Delano, and Alan Moore for the “Invasion”, Along with his work on the Swamp Thing. 

After finishing the work with Animal Man, now Grant was asked to impress everyone by working on Doom Patrol from issue no. 19 in the year 1989.

His work for Doom Patrol was great as he introduced the concepts like dadaism. While working for DC Comics, Morrison made many contributions to English indie titles such as Swithin’s Day for Trident Comics.

Later, Grant contributed to Batman’s “Gothic” story arc in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight between issues 6-10. In the 1990s, Morrison worked with artists Duncan Fegredo and Dan Dare, with Rian Hughes in Kid Eternity for DC.

In 1991, Morrison wrote Bible John, a forensic meditation for Fleetway’s crisis based on an analysis of the possible motivations for serial killer Bible John’s crimes.

The work explores similar themes to Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s From Hell and uses cutaway techniques, an Ouija board, and college rather than traditional panels to tell the story.

In 1993, Morrison, Mark Millar, a Glasgow comics writer, and John Smith were asked to revive the year 2000 AD for an eight-week run called The Summer Offensive. Morrison wrote Judge Dredd and Really and Truly and co-wrote the controversial Big Dave with Millar.

DC Comics launched its Vertigo imprint in 1993 and published several of Morrison’s projects, including the steampunk miniseries Sebastian O and the graphic novel The Mystery Play. 1995 saw the release of Kill Your Boyfriend with artist Philip Bond, originally released as a one-shot by Vertigo Voices, co-written with MarkMillar.

In 1996, Morrison received the Justice League of America to be remade as JLA, a comic that united the DC Universe’s “Big Seven” superheroes into one team. This race was very popular and made the title a bestseller again.

Morrison wrote several issues of The Flash with Mark Millar, as well as the 1998 DC crossover event, the four-issue DC One Million mini-series, and planned many of the multiple crossovers and perhaps the most important work. Los Invisibles combined political, pop, and subcultural references.

Capitalizing on pre-millennium tensions, the work was influenced by the writings of Robert Anton Wilson, Aleister Crowley, and William Burroughs, and by Morrison’s practice of chaos magic in Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth.

In 1998, Morrison published the prose play I’m A Policeman. In Sarah Champion’s Disco 2000 collection of millennial short stories; Although no explicit connection to Los Invisibles is made, there are strong thematic connections between the two works.

At DisinfoCon in 1999, Morrison said that much of the content in The Invisibles was information given to them by aliens who had abducted them in Kathmandu and told them to relay that information to the world via comic book.

They later clarified that the experience they described as “alien abduction in Kathmandu” had nothing to do with aliens or abduction but that there was an experience in Kathmandu that The Invisibles tries to explain.

First off, the title wasn’t a huge commercial success focusing on a magic symbol or sigil to increase sales. When the title was re-released with volume two, the characters relocated to America at the turn of the millennium in the year 2000. Because the title shipped late, its last issue didn’t ship until April 2000.

The 1999 film The Matrix contains numerous elements that critics attribute to the influence of Morrison’s The Invisibles. Morrison immediately noticed the resemblance to his own work by seeing the film for the first time.

In 2004, Vertigo published three Morrison miniseries. Seaguy, We3, and Vimanarama. Morrison returned to the JLA with the first story in a new anthology series, JLA Classified.

In 2005, Morrison wrote Seven Soldiers, including Manhattan Guardian, Mister Miracle, Klarion the Witch Boy, Bulleteer, Frankenstein, Zatanna, and ShiningKnight.

The series consists of seven interconnected four-issue miniseries and two “bookend” volumes: 30 issues in total. Dan DiDio, DC Comics’ vice president of the editorial board, was impressed by Morrison’s ideas for reviving many of DC’s superfluous characters.

DiDio gave them the unofficial title “Renovation Guy” and asked them to help solve the DC Universe after the Infinite Crisis. Morrison was one of the 52 authors of a year-long weekly comic series that began in May 2006 and ended in May 2007.

Beginning in November 2005, DC AllStar published Superman, which was a twelve-issue story arc that was written by Morrison and Frank Quitely.

The series isn’t so much a revamp or reboot of Superman but rather introduces new readers to an “iconic” Superman from the continuity. AllStar Superman won the 2006 Eisner Award for Best New Series, the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series, and multiple Eagle Awards in the UK.

In 2008, it won three Harvey Awards, and in the next year, 2009, it won the Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series. That same year Morrison and Quitely worked on pop star Robbie Williams’ album Intensive Care, providing intricate tarot card designs for the CD packaging and cover.

Moreover, he has collaborated with many renowned writers such as Tony Daniel, Frank Quitely, Andy Kubert, David Finch, Chris Burnham, Sean Murphy, Rags Morales, and countless more.

Recently in 2021, he finished working for season two of his Green Lantern series with Liam Sharp, which started in 2020.

Relationship, Wife & Children

Grant Morrison’s wife’s name is Kristen. Grant and Kristen decided they would not have children because of the huge responsibility.

When asked in an interview, he said that he regrets the decision sometimes, but when he sees the reality and trauma of having children, it doesn’t bother him too much.

Net Worth

It’s no doubt that Grant Morrison has gained a lot of respect and popularity in the writing industry, but what about his net worth!? Grant has enough money to spend on a luxury lifestyle; his net worth is 1.5 million dollars, which is a lot of money compared to where he started from.

Interesting Facts about Grant Morrison

  • After the launch of The Invisibles, Grant claimed that most of the story was the information given to him by aliens who abducted him from Kathmandu.
  • Grant was actually advised to pursue a job in the banking field by his career guidance teacher.
  • Grant has actually been added as a character in several comics like Animal Man and Suicide Squad.

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Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Morrison

https://www.dccomics.com/talent/grant-morrison