10 Amazing Things You Didn't Know About Gerard Way

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Gerard Way is awesome. Whether he's writing the absolutely brilliant Umbrella Academy comic books series, sharing his gorgeous artwork online or touring the world with a pink, fluffy mascot named Lola, he's inspired millions of young people to follow their dreams and pursue their aspirations.

"I feel like my mission is to be honest with myself. My mission is to share my truth €“ share, not give. I think that's what an artist is supposed to do: I think they share."
The man is charismatic, mysterious and above all else, just...nice. You've only to follow his Twitter account for a few days to get a sense of Way's uniqueness, from posting surreal photos to inadvertently creating a cult-following behind a throwaway character called Fudge Lord. Not only that, but he's completely obsessed with Star Wars, too, which makes him instantly relatable. But Gerard's uniqueness follows him beyond just Twitter. The man has had an incredibly interesting life and career, from the time before MCR to his solo career and beyond...

Commonly found reading, sitting firmly in a seat at the cinema (bottle of water and a Freddo bar, please) or listening to the Mountain Goats.