Gerard Way Biography
Gerard Way born as Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician and comic book writer. He was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the rock band My Chemical Romance since its initiation in September 2001 till its breakup in March 2013.
He is the co-founder of DC Comics Young Animal imprint and he is the Eisner Award-winning comic book series The Umbrella Academy.
Gerard Way Age
He was born on April 9, 1977, in Summit, New Jersey, U.S. He is 41 years old as of 2018.
Gerard Way Height
He stands at a height of 1.75 m.Gerard Way Photo
Gerard Way Family
He was born in Summit, New Jersey and raised in Belleville, New Jersey by his parents; Donna Lee (nee Rush) and Donald Way. He has a brother called Mikey Way whom he began singing publicly in the fourth grade as he played the role of Peter Pan in a school musical production.
Gerard Way Wife
He married Lyn-Z (Lindsey Way) on September 3, 2007, after a concert in Colorado. His wife is the bassist of Mindless Self Indulgence (MSI), an American electropunk band formed in New York City in 1997. The two are blessed with a daughter called Bandit Lee Way who was born on May 27, 2009. Their family lives in Los Angeles, California.
Gerard Way Career
As young people, Gerard and his sibling Mikey Way, who later turned into the bassist of My Substance Sentiment, were impacted by craftsmen like Iron Lady, The Nonconformists, Danzig, Dark Banner, Ruler, Mash, Obscure, Morrissey, and The Smiths.
Seeing the impacts of the assaults direct provoked Approach to change his perspectives on life in the next weeks.
He disclosed to Turn magazine, “I truly said to myself, ‘Screw craftsmanship. I’ve gotta escape the cellar. I’ve gotta see the world. I’ve gotta have any kind of effect.'” To help manage the passionate impacts the assaults had on him, Way composed the verses to the melody “Horizons and Entryways”, which turned into the principal tune by My Synthetic Sentiment.
In meetings, Way has expressed that music and his fine art were powerful outlets for his long-term fights against misery, liquor abuse, and professionally prescribed medication misuse.
Utilizing music to determine individual fights has likewise driven Approach to make profoundly close to home melodies, for example, “Helena,” which he wrote in memory of his late grandmother.
The single highlights Way’s sibling and previous bandmate, Mikey Way, on bass.
On November 15, Way discharged another single, “Getting Down the Germs”, which was co-composed with previous bandmate Beam Toro.
On December 14, Way discharged a third single, “Dasher”, which includes extra vocals from Lydia Night of The Regrettes.
On February 8, 2019, Way discharged a front of “Cheerful Together” by The Turtles, again highlighting Toro.
Way’s first endeavor at composing a comic was at 16 years old in 1993, composing a comic book arrangement approached Raven’s Wings, distributed by Hart D. Fisher’s Bonyard Press, which was dropped after Issue 2 due to losing the craftsmanship group; he was credited as Garry Way.
In 2007, Way started composition the comic-book miniseries The Umbrella Institute.
Way composed the story and showed the first form, however visual artist Gabriel Ba redrew the craftsmanship in the main volume, End of the world Suite.
At the 2012 New York Comic Con, the group reported that the primary take a gander at the arrangement would be discharged on 2013’s Free Comic Book Day.
On December 21, 2013, Gerard Way expressed that he and Gabriel Ba will take a shot at parts three and four of his comic book arrangement Umbrella Foundation starting in the new year.
In a webcast meet on December 31, 2013 with Chris Thompson from Popular Culture Dog, Way examined his new Umbrella Institute arrangement in more detail and affirmed he would complete two volumes consecutive, with two or three flashback issues in the middle.
He talked about his new comic arrangement All Ages which initially showed up as a progression of pictures on his Twitter channel.
Gerard Way Discography
My Chemical Romance Albums
- I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love (2002)
- Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (2004)
- The Black Parade (2006)
- Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (2010
Solo Studio Albums
- Hesitant Alien (2014)
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Story Credits (Series)
- On Raven’s Wings #1–2 (penciller Jose Santos, inker Dana Greene, letterer T. Warren Montgomery, cover artist Rob Nemeth, Boneyard Press, 1994)
- The Umbrella Academy
- Apocalypse Suite #1–6 (artist Gabriel Bá, colorist Dave Stewart, letterer Nate Piekos, cover artist James Jean, Dark Horse Comics, 2007–2008)
- Dallas #1–6 (artist Gabriel Bá, colorist Dave Stewart, letterer Nate Piekos, Dark Horse, 2008–2009)
- Hotel Oblivion #1–ongoing (artist Gabriel Bá, colorist Nick Filardi, letterer Nate Piekos, Dark Horse, 2018–ongoing)
- The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #1–6 (co-writer Shaun Simon, artist Becky Cloonan, colorist Dan Jackson, letterer Nate Piekos, Dark Horse, 2013–2014)
- Doom Patrol (vol. 6) #1–ongoing (artist Nick Derington, colorist Tamra Bonvillain, letterer Todd Klein, guest artist Mike Allred, guest colorist Laura Allred, additional inker Tom Fowler, Young Animal, 2016–ongoing)
- Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #1–12 (co-writer Jon Rivera, artist Michael Avon Oeming, colorist Nick Filardi, letterer Clem Robins, Young Animal, 2016–2017)
Short stories and single issues
- The Umbrella Academy
- “Mon Dieu!” (artist Gabriel Bá, colorist Dan Jackson, letterer Jason Hvam, appeared on darkhorse.com, 2006)
- “…But the Past Ain’t Through with You.” (artist Gabriel Bá, colorist Dan Jackson, letterer Nate Piekos, appeared in Free Comic Book Day 2007, Dark Horse, 2007)
- “Safe & Sound” (artist Gabriel Bá, colorist Dave Stewart, letterer Nate Piekos, appeared in MySpace Dark Horse Presents #1, Dark Horse, 2007)
- “Anywhere but Here” (artist Gabriel Bá, colorist Dave Stewart, letterer Nate Piekos, appeared in MySpace Dark Horse Presents#12, Dark Horse, 2008)
- “The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys: Dead Satellites” (co-writer Shaun Simon, artist Becky Cloonan, colorist Dan Jackson, letterer Nate Piekos, appeared in Free Comic Book Day 2013, Dark Horse, 2013)
- “One Thing’s for Sure: SP//dr Is Still Intact” (artist Jack Wyatt, colorist Ian Herring, letterer Clayton Cowles, appeared in Edge of Spider-Verse#5, Marvel Comics, 2014)
- “Untitled” (artist Philip Bond, colorist Hi-Fi, letterer Sal Cipriano, appeared in Vertigo Quarterly CMYK #3: Yellow, Vertigo, 2014)
- “DC’s Young Animal Mixtape” (artist Mike Allred, colorist Laura Allred, letterer Carlos M. Mangual, appeared in DC’s Young Animal Mixtape Sampler #1, Young Animal, 2017)
- “Joan of Arc” (artist Marley Zarcone, colorist Hi-Fi, letterer Aditya Bidikar, appeared in Femme Magnifique, ISBN 978-0985712044, Hi-Fi Academy Press, 2017)
- “Milk Wars” Part One (co-writer Steve Orlando, artists Aco, colorists Tamra Bonvillain and Marissa Louise, letterer Clem Robins, additional artist Hugo Petrus, appeared in JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1, DC Comics/Yong Animal, 2018)
- “Untitled” (artist Robert Wilson IV, colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick, letterer Ryan Ferrier, appeared in The Secret Loves of Geeks, ISBN 978-1506704739, Dark Horse, 2018)
- “Milk Wars” Part Four (co-writer Steve Orlando; artists Dale Eagleshamand Nick Derington; colorists Tamra Bonvillain and Marissa Louise; letterer Clem Robins; additional artists Sonny Liew, Ibrahim Moustafa, Michael Avon Oeming, and Marley Zarcone; appeared in Doom Patrol/JLA Special #1; DC/Yong Animal; 2018)
- “Edge of Spider-Geddon” Part Two (co-writer Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson, artist Alberto Alburquerque, colorist Tríona Farrell, letterer Cory Petit, additional artist Jack Wyatt, additional colorist Ian Herring, appeared in Edge of Spider-Geddon #2, Marvel, 2018)
Gerard Way Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
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He is credited for the story series Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye #1–12 with co-writer Jon Rivera, artist Michael Avon Oeming, colorist Nick Filardi, letterer Clem Robins, Young Animal, from 2016 to 2017. He also wrote the short story series DC’s Young Animal Mixtape” with artist Mike Allred, colorist Laura Allred, letterer Carlos M. Mangual, appeared in DC’s Young Animal Mixtape Sampler #1, Young Animal, in 2017.
He released his first major solo single on October 28, 2018, in over two years titled, Baby You’re a Haunted House. This single featured his brother and former bandmate, Mikey Way, on bass. On November 15, he released another single, Getting Down the Germs, which he co-wrote with former bandmate Ray Toro.
He released his third single, Dasher, on December 14, which features additional vocals from Lydia Night of The Regrettes.
On January 2019, He released a cover of Hazy Shade of Winter by Simon and Garfunkel which he collaborated with Toro then later on February 8, 2019, he released a cover of Happy Together by The Turtles again featuring Toro.
Gerard Way Quotes
- “Be yourself, don’t take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive.”
- “Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.”
- “So many people treat you like you’re a kid so you might as well act like one and throw your television out of the hotel window.”
- “Cigarettes and coffee: an alcoholic’s best friend!”
- “I’d rather be a creature of the night than an old dude.”
- “I want to be a vampire. They’re the coolest monsters.”
Gerard Way Spiderman
It was announced in 2014 that Way will make his introduction in the Marvel Universe by writing for the alternate universe Spider-Man series, Edge of Spider-Verse.
Gerard Way Comics
He is credited in 97 issues.
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Gerard Way Hesitant Alien
Hesitant Alien is his debut and currently his only studio album that was released in the U.S. on September 29, 2014, and on September 30 worldwide. This album was produced by Doug McKean. It received mostly positive reviews and was a moderate commercial success as it reached No. 16 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
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Gerard Way Interview
Gerard Way and Steve Blackman on The Umbrella Academy’s Journey From Comics to TV
Gerard, you recorded a cover of “Hazy Shade of Winter” for the show. Have you gotten any feedback from Simon and/or Garfunkel?
Gerard Way: [Laughs.] No, no. No feedback from them yet at all on the song.
How did you pick that song?
Steve Blackman: We wanted something where the words were fitting and felt like they were of our world. We both put a list together; we both had it on the list. We said, “First of all, we have the same taste in music, which is good.” And then Gerard says, “Yeah, let’s do that one.”
Gerard, let’s jump in the time machine. What was the first idea that led to the comics version of The Umbrella Academy?
Way: I was reading Mike Mignola’s Hellboy. I thought to myself, This is a horror comic, but it’s not a horror comic at all. And I thought there was nothing like that for superheroes. I started drawing these characters backstage.
Way: Yeah, ‘cause you have so much time to kill on the road. Let’s say you’re playing at 8 o’clock at night. You’re just sitting there all day, so I just started drawing them. I wrote down a list of interests that I had — everything from seances, tarot cards, fortune tellers. Just all this stuff.
Blackman: That’s great.
Way: And then I tried to make characters based on those interests.
Steve, how did you first encounter the comic?
Blackman: I’d finished another Netflix show called Altered Carbon. I came from Fargo before that, so I was looking for something character-based. And I heard about this project. I hadn’t met Gerard yet, and I started reading the comics. I’m not a graphic novel fan, but the graphic novel spoke to me. At the end of volume one, I knew every character and I knew who they were. And I read it instantly as a dysfunctional family. And then I talked to this guy [points at Way], and the rest is history.
Way: They weren’t a family when I first created them.
Way: They were just this collection of weirdos. And I remember the moment where I was like, Oh, I’m gonna make them related. It changed everything.
Steve, was there anything from the comic that you really wanted to keep and you just couldn’t make it work?
Blackman: There were two things. The show’s supposed to be highly stylized, so I wanted to try to do the kids in the Eiffel Tower. [Editor’s note: In the comic, there’s an opening flashback in which the Umbrella Academy kids fight evil in Paris, where it’s revealed that the Eiffel Tower is a rocket ship.] But then I went to the producer and he said, “Uh, yeah, that’s Michael Mann’s budget.” Like, that’s how much it would take to really do that right. And then I loved the transformation of Vanya. We wanted to take that further. It couldn’t be that, in one episode, she turned. We wanted it to be a much longer game. So we thought of a psychological manipulation as a physical manipulation. I think that worked out well.
Gerard Way News
PUBLICATION EXPLAINS WHO GERARD WAY IS, MCR FANS BASICALLY EXPLODE
This poor publication tried to explain who Gerard Way was to their readership. Of course, we all know where The Umbrella Academy writer hails from (he’s the frontman of My Chemical Romance, one of the biggest rock bands of the 2000s, if it’s your first time here). However, it appears as though Metro may have missed the memo.
In an attempt to educate readers on the comic’s creator, they titled their piece, “Who is Gerard Way, who wrote The Umbrella Academy comic books?”
Unfortunately for them, the article has amassed an army of angry MCR fans, truly hurt by their ignorance.
Of course, for seasoned MCR fans, the headline comes as a surprise. However, we must remember that all new MCR or Umbrella Academy fans are welcome, regardless of their prior expertise with the band.
Way recently revealed that he wrote much of The Umbrella Academy while on the road. Additionally, he explained the wholesome concept behind the series.
The series also paid homage to the comic’s writer by including an adorable Easter egg during its first episode.
In other MCR-related news, Gerard Way isn’t too fond of the idea of a reunion. In a story with the Guardian, Way says that a reunion just isn’t in the cards right now.
“We definitely get offers regularly to reunite — it’s a constant thing,” Way says “It’s flattering, it’s really nice of people. I miss playing with the guys, but I don’t think so.”
“When things start to succeed and go really well, that’s when a lot of people start to have an opinion and that’s when you run into a struggle,” Way continues. “Everybody had a fucking opinion about what MCR should be. So it made it difficult to figure out what direction to take next. You get caught up in this trap of ‘Is it ever gonna be good enough? It wasn’t fun to make stuff anymore. I think breaking up the band broke us out of that machine.”