Alan Grant, a comic book writer, has received tributes upon his passing at the age of 73.
He worked on the likes of Judge Dredd and Batman in the course of a career spanning several decades
His influence on comics and status in the business, according to a tribute from 2000 AD, cannot be overstated
He was born in Bristol, grew up in Scotland, and spent a significant amount of time in the Dumfries and Galloway community of Moniaive
His writing career began in Dundee with DC Thomson, and he then moved to London to work with IPC before being hired by 2000 AD
Grant became well known for his work on series including Strontium Dog, Judge Dredd and Batman
He additionally assisted other locals in 2020 in creating their own comic book that detailed the difficulties they had with Covid-19