Scots comic writer moves to LA



A TOP Scots comic book writer is moving to Los Angeles – because he claims he doesn’t have any friends in Scotland.

Grant Morrison, 49, from Glasgow, who writes the scripts for the Batman comic strips, has recently been voted the number two comic book writer of all time.

But the writer has decided to up sticks and move out to the Californian city from his Scots home on Dunoon.

Morrison was being interviewed by classic horror author Clive Barker last week when he dropped the bombshell he had recently purchased a new home in the City of Angels.

He teased the audience about the real reason he was in the US, but refused to divulge any details about the top secret visit – instead surprising his American fans with the news he was moving closer to them.

He said: “I’m here to do mystery Hollywood stuff, which they won’t let me talk about. So, let’s talk about comics and other stuff.”

He then admitted to buying a house in the city.
Barker then claimed the size of Morrison’s new house meant it was not just a holiday home

He said: “Property indicates you’re not here for just a couple of months.”

And Morrison replied: “We dig the view.

“Also, we’ve got no friends in Scotland. Don’t ask me why.”

Despite his recent home acquisition, Morrison claims he hated LA when he first visited back in the early 1990s, while promoting “Arkham Asylum.”

He said: “The first time I came here, it was really weird, I think. It was so bizarre compared to Britain.

The only bright spot he could recall about that early visit was Psycho star Anthony Perkins telling the budding author he loved his new comic book.

He added: “The neat thing for me was that Anthony Perkins really liked ‘Arkham Asylum!”

Arkham Asylum is a fictional prison situated on the outskirts of Gotham City and is usually home to Batman’s foes.

The former musician was first picked up by DC Comics in the 1980s and has written hundreds of superhero strips including Batman, Superman and the Fantastic Four.

Morrison is currently writing a book on superheroes called Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Superhero, which is to be published next year.