Sunday 14 April 2013

Grant Morrison (Scottish comic book writer, playwright, occultist)

* Grant Morrison writes that he was "born at one in the morning" but his birth certificate states one-thirty. Many thanks to Caroline Gerard for the data from his birth certificate.

Grant Morrison, MBE (born 31 January 1960) is a Scottish comic book writer, playwright and occultist. He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics' Animal Man, Batman, JLA, The Invisibles, Action Comics, All-Star Superman, and Doom Patrol, and Marvel Comics' New X-Men and Fantastic Four.

Morrison was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to film and literature.

Read more from his Wikipedia biography.

Photo by PDH.


Comic imagery is associated with Neptune and Pisces. Morrison has Neptune rising, trine and ruling his Moon in Pisces.


BIRTH DATA: Grant Morrison, 31 January 1960, 01:30 (1:30 a.m.) GMT (+0), Lennox Castle Maternity Hospital, Lennoxtown, Scotland (55n59, 04w12). ASC: 7 Scorpio. RR=AA (from birth record). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) quotes Caroline Gerard in an email (9 April 2013) for data from birth certificate. In his book, Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Superhero (London: Random House, 2012), Grant Morrison states on page 83: "This is where I joined the continuity: born at one in the morning on the last, bitter cold January day of 1960."

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