Mike Grell is a writer, artist, and Wisconsin native, whose career in comics covers more than forty years. He's worked with numerous characters. But, his legacy may be most linked with Green Arrow.
With his work on 1987's The Longbow Hunters, Grell took Oliver Queen out of his usual place on the sidelines, and put him front, center, and in Seattle. He re-visualized the character, with a new look, and a more realistic stories.
In the videos below, Mike Grell describes Green Arrow; discusses creating a new look for the character; and why he moved Oliver Queen to Seattle ...
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Meet Green Arrow/A Dangerous Toy: https://youtu.be/Cc-i2k-YXqI
Creating Green Arrow's New Look: https://youtu.be/fvnOqhhZVMA
Green Arrow and Seattle: https://youtu.be/GT34ej0V-FI
The interview took place at Powers Comics in Green Bay on September 8th, 2017. Further excerpts from the interview will be posted soon.
Mike Grell appeared for a signing at Powers Comics on Saturday, September 9th from 11a to 5p.