Moore. Gaiman. Morrison.
They came from Northampton, West Sussex, and Glasgow, and even though they spoke with different dialects, they gave American comics a new voice — one loud and clear enough to speak to the Postmodern world. Like a triple-helix strand of some advanced form of DNA, their careers have remained irrevocably intertwined. They go together, like Diz, Bird, and Monk… or like Kerouac, Burroughs, and Ginsberg… or like the Beatles, the Stones, and the Who.
Taken individually, their professional histories provide an incomplete picture of the British Invasion, but together they redefined the concept of what it means to be a comic book writer. Collectively, their story becomes the story of mainstream comics in the modern era.
It’s the story you’re about to read.
“So weird to be reading about events one was in the orbit of (and, at times, very close orbit) as they were happening. I can honestly say Greg’s not only done his homework, he’s synthesized it all into a concise, involving, flowing read that’s so true to the experience of those years (1982+) that I’m getting sensory flashbacks at times (sound, smell, taste even) reading this. Greg’s done a magnificent job with this book, making sense of the events, the creative works, the times, and a bit of the business dealings that made it all possible (and, at times, impossible). This book is that good, and that essential. Highly recommended. Kudos to the author and publisher.”
–Stephen R. Bissette (Artist Saga of the Swamp Thing; Creator, Tyrant)
“Carpenter explores, in depth, the key figures in the greatest revolution in the history of comics — essential for the scholar and a joy for the fan!”
–Leslie S. Klinger (Editor, Annotated Sandman)
For more information:
- Grant Morrison: The Early Years
- Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods
- Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously
- Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen
- And the Universe so Big: Understanding Batman: The Killing Joke
- Our Sentence is Up: Seeing Grant Morrison's The Invisibles
- Curing the Postmodern Blues: Reading Grant Morrison and Chris Weston's The Filth in the 21st Century
- The Anatomy of Zur-en-Arrh: Understanding Grant Morrison's Batman
- This Lightning, This Madness: Understanding Alan Moore's Miracleman, Book One