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, Grell talks plot; his background as a hunter, and how it affected his approach to the character; and taking Green Arrow on a darker path.
If the videos don't display, you can access them at the CW 14 youtube channel here:
Beating The Headlines: https://youtu.be/tT6IWXQQsBU
Hunting and Green Arrow: https://youtu.be/sbXEUH8qUIQ
Transforming The Character: https://youtu.be/0tqoTVe2cYQ
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.