And he wasn’t crazy about Tyroc, either…
UPDATED 9/13/19: Mike Grell turns 72! Perfect time to re-present this piece from 2018! And if you’d like to see this year’s 13 COVERS birthday salute, click here. Dig it. — Dan
TwoMorrows has another great comics-history book headed your way 10/10 — Mike Grell: Life Is Drawing Without an Eraser, by Dewey Cassell with Jeff Messer.
The lavishly illustrated edition — available in both hardcover and paperback — is centered around an in-depth interview with the artist and hits all the highlights of his career, including his time as a DC fan-favorite and his years developing creator-owned material.
Just check out the table of contents:
As we often do with TwoMorrows’ books, we’ll be serializing excerpts, in this case over three weekends.
To kick it off, here’s the book’s segment on Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes. Grell is remarkably candid, discussing how Legion was his big break — but also a headache. In between, he talks about his distaste for the controversial Tyroc, the challenges of working with Jim Shooter, his excellent relationship with Cary Bates and the creation of Dawnstar.
There’s much more, so check out this EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT:
— MIKE GRELL Talks BATMAN, Wrightson — and a Christopher Lee Homage That Wasn’t. Click here.
— MIKE GRELL Reveals the Secrets of GREEN ARROW: THE LONGBOW HUNTERS. Click here.
Mike Grell: Life Is Drawing Without an Eraser is due out 10/10. It will be available in comics shops, online retailers or directly through TwoMorrows. Click here.