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Grant Morrison collects MBE

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Grant Morrison has collected his MBE.

The acclaimed comics writer was given the award by Prince Charles.

Grant Morrison with MBE

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"He asked me about comics, and said he used to like reading the Eagle in the 1950s," Morrison told The Irvine Herald.

"I would like to think the award is for the work I've been doing in America - it's mostly British people who have changed the complexion of American comics, which has influenced the movies and TV, and expanded the sphere of British imagination."

He posted an image of himself wearing his medal on Twitter.

His late father Walter Morrison also received an MBE in 1998 for his community work.

Morrison was asked in a previous interview with Comic Book Resources whether the MBE made him feel more chivalrous.

"No, it actually made me feel more evil, I think," he said. "I mean, when a howling witch hunt turns up on cue to accuse you of 'joining the Establishment' as if you'd signed up for the Secret Society of Super-Villains, what else can you do but cackle and rub your hands together?

"I'd love to tell you I'm now qualified to join the Round Table and declare war on Narnia but the truth is, absolutely nothing has changed."

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