Dundee, Scotland, UK:
Alan Grant (born 1949) is a Scottish comic book writer known for writing Judge Dredd in 2000 AD as well as various Batman titles from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. He is the creator of the characters Anarky, Victor Zsasz, and the Ventriloquist. Most famous for his work on 2000AD and the Megazine (1979–2008): Durham Red, Judge Dredd, Sam Slade: Robo-Hunter, Samantha Slade: Robo Hunter, Strontium Dog, and Anderson, PSI. While at DC (1987–2003) he also scripted Lobo and Demon. Grant first entered the comics industry in 1967 when he became an editor for DC Thompson before moving to London from Dundee in 1970. After going back to college Grant found himself back in Dundee and living on social security. It was here that he met John Wagner and a writing partnership was forged. Together they penned hundreds of Judge Dredd's weekly adventures in the graphic comic 2000AD. Grant has been writing for 2000AD for more than 25 years now, and many of the predictions made in his SF stories have come to pass in the real world. He is internationally acclaimed for stories featuring heroes like Batman, Robocop and Terminator (based on the blockbuster Arnold Schwartzenegger movies). He is also the co-author of "The Bogie Man", Scotland's best-selling independent comic, and the recent comic incarnation of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Kidnapped".
|Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD (2014)