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    Are you working on any new creator-owned projects for Icon, Image, or another publisher besides Avatar?
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    With Planetary #27 out does this mean you are done with DC/Wildstorm for good?

    I'm sure it'll never be a closed door. As far as I know, I remain on good terms with everyone there.
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    Are you working on any new creator-owned projects for Icon, Image, or another publisher besides Avatar?

    Yes, but nothing I can talk about right now.
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    If you could recommend one novel which no-one seems to know about or acknowledge, what would it be?
    • CommentAuthorPlatypus
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2009
    As an artist I struggle with finishing things, and not being able to resist gnashing my teeth at the prospect of picking up old projects and sketches that to me have lost their flow and context. How do you fair with things like this? Any tips to keep myself from turning into an angry angry person when flipping through my sketchbook?

    Also, reporting for duty as a human chair for you in hopes I'll absorb some of the awesome. And possibly some whiskey.
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    Who is publishing Shivering Sands? or is it a POD experiment?
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    Do you have pictures of baby Jesus on crack I can have?

    Would you ever be interested in working in a vein similar to the upcoming Image United project, with many artist all assigned to a certain character.

    A handful of writers have managed to do books for the mainstream while keeping control of the characters (you with Transmet, Neil with Sandman.) Is this forever, does it go to your estate, or could DC put out "the further adventures" down the line?
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    First time for live action.
    So this will be a completely new experience for you.

    Considering the horror stories i've heard about hollywood, particularly the way they treat writers, do you have any concerns or fears regarding them taking "liberties" with your property? Have you planned on how you are going to handle such a possibility? (Not trying to freak you out or anything, I am just curious.)

    Have you asked any fellow comic writers that have dabled in hollywood for advise?
    • CommentAuthorThe Brad
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2009
    Who had the better use of Warren Oates, Sam Peckinpah or Monte Hellman?

    Why do you like such sissy 80's music?

    On a serious note, did having a knee injury shape your decision to be a writer? I vaguely remember hearing it was a sports related injury. If so, was sports something you took seriously at all?
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    "I know that you do a lot of reading about various subjects. Is there a particular subject (individual, time period, group of people, weird event) that you've always wanted to write on and why? "

    Jesus, start with the easy one, eh?

    CRECY was a big load off my back, in that I'd been wanting to write about that for years. Many many years ago, I really wanted to write something about the Warhol Factory years, but the urge has faded. I think there's probably an interesting book in the pre-Apollo NASA/NCA days, but I don't fancy the research just yet...
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2009 edited

    Jesus, start with the easy one, eh?

    Well, I figured it had a good chance of getting a varied response. Thanks.

    Second question I guess I'd ask is, how do you handle rejection letters (or do you even get those anymore)?
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    Which writers\directors\musicians, living or deceased, do you most admire?

    Is there an author currently writing whose new works you anticipate eagerly? And if yes, who?

    Is there a film director you dream of collaborating with (I'm thinking ahead a few steps, but hey...) sometime in the future?

    If you could go back in time and talk, for a while, with any one writer, which writer would you choose?

    What are the chances that Shivering Sands will be available, somehow, as a downloadable pdf? (And will you accept hard Chinese currency?)
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    Mr. Ellis,

    Here's a follow-up to my Marvel question. If this came out recently, then I just missed it and I apologize.

    ...the Marvel library has largely been mined out of the useful stuff. I think I snagged one of the last ones (it hasn’t been announced yet because it’s been in production for the last year by a very slow, meticulous and wonderful artist — we’ll call it out when all five issues are in)
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    Ah, that. Yes, not done yet.
    • CommentAuthorKenO
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2009
    With your writing now branching out beyond comics and into other media, at what point in the development of an idea do you know This is a monthly comic, or This is a prose novel, or This is a screenplay?
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    Did you ever attempt to draw your own comics? Also, what is your favorite David Bowie Album?
      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2009
    How far ahead have you plotted Freakangels? How long do you intend it to continue?
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    Also, what is your favorite David Bowie Album?

    That's actually a tough one for me.

    So I'm going to be perverse and say HUNKY DORY.
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    How far ahead have you plotted Freakangels? How long do you intend it to continue?

    I know veeeeery roughly where I'm going until the end of Volume 6. It may end there. It may not.
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    What drinks do you currently recommend?