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Quote of the Day | Burnham on playing left brain to Morrison’s right

nameless teaser“I think why we make good comics together is that he – if you believe in the right-brain/left-brain sort of thing – seems to be a really out-there, weirdo right-brain guy, and I’m very literal-minded and I believe in strict storytelling rules. I never break the 180 rule in my storytelling. I have a very literal perspective. I’ve got all sorts of instructions that I live by to tell a coherent story. And a lot of people’s problems with Grant Morrison comics is that they can get a little too confusing for them. I think that my very literal, very disciplined storytelling style can help to sell his crazy flights of fancy and make it a little more coherent – and I don’t really agree with most of the people who say it’s too confusing to follow, but I guess I can see where they’re coming from. I think it helps get the story over if it’s very clear exactly what’s happening. And then the stuff that’s happening is weird enough where you can still have that sense of unease.”

– artist Chris Burnham, on the appeal of collaborating with Grant Morrison, first on Batman Incorporated and next on their creator-owned horror comic Nameless

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I will say that BatInc was the most focused and grounded and easiest to follow of all the Morrison stuff that I’ve read. Maybe Burnham is really onto something

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