When I was writing The Invisibles, I thought, If Iâ€™m going to be sitting in the house writing all day, then on weekends I want to look like this cool comic character so more girls will like me. I shaved my head and dressed more like King Mob. It was an art thing, and it was also an occult thing. I could make things happen by putting King Mob through certain things in the comic, like a voodoo doll. If he met a certain girl, three weeks later she would turn up in my life. It became hard to tell his life and my life apart. It got out of controlâ€”I ended up in the hospital because of it. In the comic, King Mobâ€™s cheek is eaten away by something; within three months, Iâ€™d gotten an infection that ate right through my cheek. I was conjuring these scorpion gods, and I got stung by them. Thatâ€™s not to say scorpion gods are real, but you can make things happen by believing in them hard enough.
Other quotes from Grant Morrison.