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    • CommentAuthorMandrake
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2011 edited
    Your sentiments, grieving, pleading for him not to leave, asking why oh why, etc. :P
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    It seems more like mostly-leaving to me. There's a couple issues of Fell still to go, and Secret Avengers coming up. And who knows, maybe after a year or two without comics he'll be re-energized, with the next Transmet/Freakangels/Planetary staring him in the face, demanding attention.

    I'm hoping he enjoys writing the books, and comes back to comics when ready.
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011
    I hope Doktor Sleepless gets to have a full run some day.
      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011
    I hope Doktor Sleepless gets to have a full run some day.

    god, yes. Talk about a comic with a far-end pay off. I dont even know how many issues actually came out. Ive got the first trade and a few after that. Deserves a nice, long run :*(
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011 edited
    Mebbe even desolation jones will get a second look in...

    *runs away*

    *dons eel-proof pants*

    @Cam - if I'm not mistaken I think there was 13 issues of Dok released. Although someone may correct me on that.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011
    Yeah, most decent comics writers do this every few years or so. Seems like they fall out of love with the industry, but not the medium and can't quite shake that off and come back one way or another when they find something interesting to do.
    • CommentAuthormanglr
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011
    But then on the flip side, we've got Ellis novels to look forward to...

    The man's not dead (or even a pensioner) after all; he's just working on other stuff.
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011
    I'm pretty sure won't really be gone, part of his brain will continue to file Moleskines that will be better comics than novels. If I am wrong? Novels are fine with me.
    • CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011
    Well he's not dead. I look forward to 2 new novels (loved Crooked Little Vein).
    Plus there's still Secret Avengers (if that's your cuppa), more Fell, Half Moon with Oeming (assuming that's still in the works, even if we haven't heard anything lately.)
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    not gone -just not as fully immersed. it means we shall treasure and horde the comics when they do come out and attack the book stores when we get his novels.
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    Who remembers Come in Alone?

    I was, I think, 22 when I discovered it. It was my first exposure to the business end of comics. At the time, it was like he was trying to marshal an army and lead a revolution to get the kind of medium that he wanted, and I remember the last column being so full of rage and frustration that a moment of pure potential was lost to torpor and laziness.

    Ten+ years later, and the industry has never developed, except out on the margins, enough self-respect to start acting like anything other than an IP-generating service for Hollywood. Is it really a shock that Mr. Ellis is taking the majority of the work someplace else?
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011
    It's not like He's not writing anything. Also, everyone deserves time off (from comics anyway) at some point.
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    We never would have gotten AMERICAN GODS or ANANSI BOYS if Gaiman hadn't left comics.

    I say bring on the novels!
    • CommentAuthorMandrake
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011
    @James Cunningham: Remember what he said about leaving things unfinished? Plus, he got out of the flow majorly with Fell, Desolation Jones, and Doktor Sleepless(dear god how it sucks that Dok got interrupted, given the nature of the series "long-term payoff"). I got the feeling he intended those series to be another longform series to dig into like he did with Transmet, but the interruptions and artist stuff, leaving the series hanging so long, i felt he lost interest in writing those series because the aesthetics and ideas that were interesting to him at the time no longer are. If any issues of Fell other than one get might not be ended properly, due to having to go for a long time for that to happen. I hope this is a scare. That he comes back re-energized in a bit. Hope springs eternal.
    • CommentAuthorMandrake
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011
    @Alan McMillan: Dude, I remember Come in Alone too. I....completely understand why He'd be tired with the industry. Completely. Doesn't mean I hope it doesn't happen.
    I mean, what scares me the most about this, and this is sort of a selfish thing, but if Warren, tough-ass high profile creator, couldn't take the snail pace of change in the industry, how the hell am I going to when I get in there.
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    I have to agree with longtimelurker.

    Most artists of word, form, sound, or image migrate through various mediums, leaving behind those they no longer find fulfilling or satisfying.
    More power to him and his writing adventures in other avenues.
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    Not retiring from comics. Jesus.

    Also I updated the FAQ just yesterday. Idiots.

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