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      CommentAuthorRantz
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008 edited
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    on the front of CBR today, to go with their redesign/relaunch of the site, they are featuring Comic Book Tattoo, and a fairly detailed interview with some yutz of an editor... Ellis gets mentioned, as do other folks you might know about.

    article

    enjoy!
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    Rantz is, of course, referring to the fact that I believe the work of Tori Amos is a canker upon the bare face of humankind.
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      CommentAuthorSJD
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008
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    @Warrenellis

    coffee...out...my...nose....

    hate...you...and....respect you....at...same...time

    Sinuses in shutdown mode...
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008
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    <blockquote>referring to the fact that I believe the work of Tori Amos is a canker upon the bare face of humankind.
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    Hehehehehehehehe.....
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008
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    So when does Coldplay get their own comic book?

    *ducks and hides*
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      CommentAuthorRantz
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008
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    Rantz is, of course, referring to the fact that I believe the work of Tori Amos is a canker upon the bare face of humankind.

    which is why of course, you'll be getting the signed/numbered ltd edition in your mailbox. Heh.
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    Breaking the binding on a hardback to get the toilet-paper sheets free is always tough.
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      CommentAuthorTed
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008
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    Breaking the binding on a hardback to get the toilet-paper sheets free is always tough.


    And yet so rewarding.
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      CommentAuthortekende
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008
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    This is so great. I am going to have to buy this. My very soul requires it. I am not being sarcastic.
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      CommentAuthorGreg SBB!
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008
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    a nearly 500-page deluxe-packaged anthology featuring some of comics’ brightest talents including David Mack, Mike Dringenberg, Jonathan Hickman, Carla Speed McNeil, Laurenn McCubbin, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Ivan Brandon, Callum Watt, Neil Kleid, Christopher Mitten, Elzabeth Genco, Chris Arrant, and Daniel Heard -- all of whom turn in new work inspired by the music of Tori Amos.


    Heh, all your base are belong to Tori now Warren. You must feel somewhat conflicted. That Hope Larson art looks lovely, I may have to buy this despite the Amos.
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      CommentAuthorCyman
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008
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    Well, after a week on the shelves, it'll be cheaper than firewood anyway. And it doubles as toilet paper! Or an umbrella... and I'm also needing to level out some wobbly tables, so I may wind up buying this after all!
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    I have to say, I've been privy to one particular piece of art for this book, and it's stunning.

    I'm sickened.
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      CommentAuthorWaxPoetic
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008
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    i will rant very loudly about this later at a bar somewhere, but for now -

    OW!

    okay, so artists having a place to be awesome and do more than usual with their talents is a wonderful and beautiful and terrifying thing and i'm all for it, but, well, i have authority issues and find anything that purports to be an avenue for talent and yet is so proud of its muse being in so much control and having that kind of involvement makes me more than a little bit skeptical. probably much of the work is legitimately good. it's not even Tori Amos that makes me cringe (well, not completely - i haven't been 20 for a lotta years) it's the pedestal building that bothers me. i don't even know if this is making any sense. ergo - beers for thinking later.
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      CommentAuthorRantz
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008
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    a nearly 500-page deluxe-packaged anthology featuring some of comics’ brightest talents including David Mack, Mike Dringenberg, Jonathan Hickman, Carla Speed McNeil, Laurenn McCubbin, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Ivan Brandon, Callum Watt, Neil Kleid, Christopher Mitten, Elzabeth Genco, Chris Arrant, and Daniel Heard -- all of whom turn in new work inspired by the music of Tori Amos.



    Heh, all your base are belong to Tori now Warren. You must feel somewhat conflicted. That Hope Larson art looks lovely, I may have to buy this despite the Amos.


    In all honesty, one of the editorial motivations was trying to create a book that even someone like Warren could like... someone who doesn't care for Tori's music, but loves good comics. I personally LOATHE Belle & Sebastian, but overall enjoyed Put the Book Back on the Shelf, so I've tried to keep the focus on the comic aspect... one of the reason for the edict of 'no illustrated lyric sheets', and making sure that the stories stood by themselves if you took away acknowledgement of the source inspiration.
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      CommentAuthorGreg SBB!
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008
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    Rantz, I had no doubt that's what you were aiming for and you've certainly succeeded. Nice one, I was just taking the piss a bit. Anyone not looking forward to seeing a book so obviously laden down with (comicbook) talent is a fool.
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    Hmm... that Ken Meyer Jr. bloke who drew my story... didn't he work with Warren at some point...?
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    I have to wonder if any of the comic pieces in this book were inspired by Amos songs which were inspired by Gaiman - and if that would cause some kind of black hole of comic self-referencialness.
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    Illustrate some Tom Waits, please...
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    wow theres a shit ton of great talent on that book!
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      CommentAuthororwellseyes
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008 edited
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    That's alot of talent on that book. And Tori Amos...

    Dating "theatre girls" in the 90's I was exposed to toxic levels of Tori. Now I assume those girls wold be listening to "High School Musical", so I got off light.