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I’m terribly fond of Joe Gordon, editor of the Forbidden Planet International blog. Last night he posted this video of himself hosting the Grant Morrison panel at the Edinburgh Book Festival. Gordon gets more confident as the panel goes on after a shaky start, bless him; Morrison is, as ever, tremendous value: He breaks down the plots of many of his upcoming projects, including much-anticipated projects as The Trial of Diana Prince, Seaguy Eternal, Multiversity, the hook of the Flash story he keeps mentioning, and the joys of pitching superheroes to Warner Bros.
The Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie panel is hosted by Graeme Virtue of The Guardian. Gillen does a reading from his script for the first issue of Young Avengers, making at least one hilarious Freudian slip as he goes along. They’re both great on the matter of describing and justifying the assorted formal experimentation they specialize in as a creative team.
The book festival’s YouTube channel features plenty more of comics-related clips: Joe Sacco, Chris Ware, Tom Gauld, Stephen Collins, Posy Simmonds, Bryan and Mary Talbot and more.