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    People are starting to ask me questions in the FAQ. Which was really intended to supply answers to the usual queries, not turn into a Q&A thread.

    So, if that's what people want, we'll do the Q&A thread here.

    I'll answer whatever you throw to the best of my ability, though it might take me a while.

    One condition: no questions about when stuff's due to come out. It makes me feel like a walking calendar for the internet. I won't answer those questions anymore, so don't bother asking. If you don't know when something's coming out, and you've already googled it, then you're not supposed to know. Okay? You're only going to get pissed off when I tell you the truth, which is most often "nobody's told me" or "I don't know."

    So fire away.

    -- W
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    have you ever wished you could illustrate or draw because someone else hasn't quite captured your vision?

    and if we're allowed two questions i'd ask if you've ever tried being a creator in any field other than writing...
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    1) SO MANY TIMES.

    2) I did a book of odd photography and short fiction, and was exhibited as a photographer at the SENT exhibition in LA a few years back.
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      CommentAuthorGypsy
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2008 edited
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    Change of question.
    Are there any further plans to do Transcontinental and Transoceanic?

    btw- I enoyed Available Light; some neat stuff in there.
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    1) SO MANY TIMES.


    that would upset me to no end! knowing that the creation with my name attached to it isn't quite living up to what i wanted it to be... do you just have a beer and move on or have you ever considered finding a new artist for an old story you felt could have been done better?
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    have you ever considered finding a new artist for an old story you felt could have been done better?

    Can't really do that with company-owned stuff, and there are always sticky rights issues on other things. Just have a beer and move on.
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      CommentAuthorTed
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2008
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    Have you had a perfect moment in the last few weeks? If so, what was it?
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      CommentAuthorBenMiller
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2008
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    What is the status/chances of ever seeing a Transmetropolitan movie/tv show/mini-series?
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    Ben: zero.
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      CommentAuthorparibolzi
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2008
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    I've noticed that FREAKANGELS pages are split in half, creating two horizontal tiers. Is this a decision you made because of the way each page will display online (scrolling)?
    Apologies if this has been covered in a FREAKANGELS thread.
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    I've noticed that FREAKANGELS pages are split in half, creating two horizontal tiers. Is this a decision you made because of the way each page will display online (scrolling)?

    Yes.
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    One I have been wanting to ask for a bit.

    Warren, do you think your bifurcated market strategy is a permanent (or as nearly permanent so as you can see ahead) situation where you will always be splitting efforts between creator owned work and mad gun for hire, or do you foresee a time when you will be able to return to near exclusive creator owned projects.
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    Warren, do you think your bifurcated market strategy is a permanent (or as nearly permanent so as you can see ahead) situation where you will always be splitting efforts between creator owned work and mad gun for hire, or do you foresee a time when you will be able to return to near exclusive creator owned projects.

    Nothing in this market is permanent. However, beware of assuming that the market is binary. God only knows what's ahead, but you can be fairly sure it won't be just "a pendulum swing". My creator-owned work still out-pages my company-owned work, in any case.
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      CommentAuthorJon Wake
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2008
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    You've got pretty good taste in movies, music, etc..
    But what's something you enjoyed once upon a time and now cringe whenever you think back to liking it?
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    However, beware of assuming that the market is binary


    It came to mind again today from CBR thread. Someone was pushing you should write Ultimate X-Men (unaware, I guess, of your actual x-book run coming up shortly), and a poster asked "was that the guy who wrote Ultimate Extinction?" I always find in interesting when internet fandom is unaware of information posted on the same message boards they attend to. Thanks for the reply.
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    I've got to restrain myself from posting the Questionaire that my comic shop likes to pester people with, so in terms of intterogation, I ask you simply this:
    Where have you hidden the detonators?!

    Seriously though, something I've wondered about. With series that you started/made worth reading (I'm thinking Stormwatch/Authority here) (Thats, you made Stormwatch worth reading, and started the Autority), are you happy with the way other writers have handeled it/continuted it and what-not? Does it bother you at all, with what are essentially your (freaky, slimey, chestbursty) babies, what happens to them now? Do you still follow them, and think that you would/wouldn't have done something that others have/haven't done? What is your favourite out of the lot after you left?
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    Faulkner used to say he re-read Shakespeare every year to stay mindful of those great works. Do you have any authors to books you re-read regularly?

    And, if I can go for two, as linked in as you are, do you ever have the urge to cut online ties and be less interconnected via the web?
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    My question is simple what is your favorite whiskey?
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    Faulkner used to say he re-read Shakespeare every year to stay mindful of those great works. Do you have any authors to books you re-read regularly?

    I re-read Hunter Thompson every four years, and I tend to come back to Ellison's GLASS TEAT books once every couple of years. I used to re-read ON THE ROAD annually.

    And, if I can go for two, as linked in as you are, do you ever have the urge to cut online ties and be less interconnected via the web?

    That would make it hard to deliver work or stay in touch with friends and colleagues. Would you give up the postal service?
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    My question is simple what is your favorite whiskey?

    Springbank Campbeltown, in the 31-year bottling.