Mark Millar is now partying with JK Rowling at his friend Muriel’s b-day party. Who is this Muriel who knows so many literary types? Is her last name “Spark”? (Yes, we know Muriel Spark is dead.)
It was my friend Muriel’s bday and her husband had a big surprise bash, one of those things where everybody hides and then jumps out and screams as the birthday girl comes in. Crouched down beside me was JK (Joanne) and Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid from Harry P) and we all jumped out together. Had met her once before, but this was the first time I had a long chat. She’s really nice and very down to Earth; the perfect role model for a successful writer in that she never let the money go to her head. Just a really nice person. Her husband’s a lovely guy too and is a local GP in their neighbourhood.
Also met Denise Mina, who’s doing Hellblazer right now and she was absolutely hilarious. I told her she had to come over and do something at Marvel and she was totally up for it. Didn’t realize Ian Rankin was such a fanboy. He was jealous when Denise said she was doing HB, Constantine being his fave character and he’s a huge fan of the Moore stuff. Amazing who turns out to be into comics.
Totally knackered this morning. I’m going back to bed soon as this typing lark is next to impossible right now.
Given Mark’s new airy faerie mates, it’s no wonder he thinks comics are doomed because everyone in comics is going to go off and do movies.