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  1.  (1606.1)
    Zero.

    And it's "Darick."
  2.  (1606.2)
    @warrenellis
    It's been one of those days. 501 messages posted in the last 24hrs... that's like 33% of the old WEF message velocity, and that place was huge and had three or four years under its belt at that point.

    Off the subject for a second. Does this bother you, or make you ecstatic?
    • CommentAuthorBClayMoore
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2008
     (1606.3)
    The truth is that at this point, Warren is a brand unto himself. He doesn't need the WFH to increase interest in his creator-owned work.

    But if you're sitting there as a fledgling creator trying to learn lessons from Warren's experiences, you're most likely barking up the wrong tree. There is no logic, nor rhyme or reason to the way things work. Do what you do, and do it well, and see how things shake out.

    Also: I have a very hard time believing that Warren's UFF work led to the massive spike in TRANSMET sales, for what it's worth. I can't fathom how that would correlate.

    -BCM
    • CommentAuthorcaseyvegas
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2008
     (1606.4)
    Hi Warren,

    Sure this has been answered before - but if Q and B know your stand on creator owned stuff, how come they have not offered to publish all this great new stuff you've been doing via Icon?
  3.  (1606.5)
    @caseyvegas - Why would Icon be a better home than Avatar?
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      CommentAuthorSJD
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2008
     (1606.6)
    @William Christensen

    I know right?

    BTW: Thanks for giving all of Warren's recent creator-owned toys a wonderful new home.
    • CommentAuthorcaseyvegas
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2008
     (1606.7)
    No offense William - just thought that Marvel would go the extra step to try and keep Warren there with them...not meant to say Icon is better than Avatar...
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2008
     (1606.8)
    Plant!
    • CommentAuthorcaseyvegas
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2008
     (1606.9)
    I'm thinking this is the typical new guy hazing routine...
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2008
     (1606.10)
    Totally. Welcome, friend!
  4.  (1606.11)
    Also: I have a very hard time believing that Warren's UFF work led to the massive spike in TRANSMET sales, for what it's worth. I can't fathom how that would correlate.

    There was nothing else happening that would explain a seriously unusual spike (which has pretty much stayed there). And, later, the fanmail confirmed it.

    They were both science fiction works. I wrote UFF as YA sf, and I think that's the correlation -- I think TRANSMET was the first "grown-up" sf graphic novel for a lot of them.
  5.  (1606.12)
    That BClayMoore guy wrote:
    Also: I have a very hard time believing that Warren's UFF work led to the massive spike in TRANSMET sales, for what it's worth. I can't fathom how that would correlate.

    I don't. For the longest time Transmet vol 2 and 8 were out of print and getting 4 or 5 was troublesome and most times they were up two weeks late from order from Diamond. They were not getting reprinted - for another hideous Absolute edition, I suppose - when all of a sudden, they started coming in thick and fast, an indication in my mind of a new surge in popularity.

    Cheers,

    Chris.
  6.  (1606.13)
    They were not getting reprinted - for another hideous Absolute edition, I suppose - when all of a sudden, they started coming in thick and fast, an indication in my mind of a new surge in popularity.

    There was never any question of an Absolute edition. I guess they just weren't getting reprinted.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008
     (1606.14)
    Would you be adverse to approving an absolute edition?
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      CommentAuthorAdmiral Neck
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008 edited
     (1606.15)
    Surely such a thing could only be bound in human skin.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008
     (1606.16)
    Damn, that would make it expensive.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008
     (1606.17)
    And likely to smell like bacon.
  7.  (1606.18)
    And likely to smell like bacon.


    Which, all things considered - a selling point.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008
     (1606.19)
    I don't think anyone here would be against owning an edition of Transmet bound in human skin. I'd buy two!
  8.  (1606.20)
    Would you be adverse to approving an absolute edition?

    Yes. I want those books as affordable as possible.