Will Frank Quitely Publish His "Bumheids"?

Grant Morrison mentioned this before MorrisonCon;

Well they wanted, they had this big idea, they said we want Frank Quitely to come on and design an entire universe." he laughs. "I went, what the fuck?! You've gotta be joking! And then I told them about this thing… he draws these grotesques, these anatomical creatures who've got like heads hanging between their legs, but they all work. And he's got like years of work on this stuff – he calls them the Bumheids. It's them sitting smoking and having tea and everything, but everything's wrong, it's all in the wrong place, and legs coming out the top. So I kind of want to divert it… he won't have time to create a future world, but he has created this alternate reality where people have arses for faces!

Akira The Don told me after the show;

I CAN confirm that Grant and I spent some time convincing Frank Quitely to publish his BUM HEEEDS strips, some art from which was shown at the con. They're these dudes with arses where their heads should be and mouths where their genitals should be and so forth. Pretty fucking amazing. We think he's gonna go for it. He'd be dumb not too. It's a licence to print money.

We have to agree… say, does anyone have any of the Bumheids (spelt in the Scots dialect) images shown at MorrisonCon to illustrate this piece?


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