LOTS of new members over the last two days with our lovely big break competition for writers and artists seeking to be in print for the very first time. We’ve got a nice little community here so now you’ve joined let’s see who you are. Just fill in the below where I have…
Name: Mark Edward Millar
DOB : Christmas Eve, 1969
Occupation: Writer and producer
Fave Comics Ever: Dark Knight Returns, Batman Year One, Miracleman, Kingdom Come, Alan Moore’s Superman, Gerry Conway’s Justice League. Almost any Superman from Cary Bates and Elliot S! Maggin.
Last Good Comic You Read: Re-Read Legends of the DCU #6, which is a master-class in how to write and draw a comic.
Fave Movies Ever: Superman, The Godfather, Jaws, Flash Gordon and The Incredibles.
Last Good Movie You Saw: 10 Cloverfield Lane
What’s your Earliest Memory? Jumping off the 12th stair in our hall at home as a toddler. I know it’s impossible and must be a false memory, but I remember counting back two from the top and jumping regularly. I’ve no idea where this memory came from.
When And Where Were You Happiest? As obvious as it sounds, when my 3rd kid was born and the other two were cuddled around and delighted.
Name Your Ideal Dinner Party of 5? Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Larry David, Don Rickles and Tarantino.
What did Your Parents Do? Cleaning Lady and labourer.
How Do You Relax? Couple of hours of phone calls with pals every day. Started running recently. Playing chess every day. Go to the pub pretty much all the time!
Tell Us 3 Secrets About You: I paint and draw all the time, but just for friends and family. Never commercial just so it doesn’t feel like job. I have never tasted fish or coffee (though ate a fish-finger about 3 years ago when my wife was trying to encourage the children to start eating fish). Coffee I’ve literally never tasted, though I almost sipped it once. When I was 14 I tried to call a comic convention in Birmingham and speak to Alan Moore, saying it was important. The organisers rightly pegged me as a nut and refused to call him over the Tannoy system.