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    Did you know the Penny Arcade guys and Seth Rogen enjoy your work?

    I knew Seth Rogen did. I think you're wrong about the Penny Arcade guys.
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    Any desire/plans to work with more female artists in the future?

    Hell, I did VAMPIRELLA just so I could work with Amanda Conner.

    Just to be clear, in the past I've worked with Amanda, Colleen Doran, Carla Speed McNeil, Laurenn McCubbin, Lea Hernandez aaaaand I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting someone, as well as working extensively with colourist Laura Martin and a great number of female editors.

    That said, I have no new plans with female artists. But then, I don't have that many new plans in general.
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    I really, really enjoy Do Anything, both for the little tidbits of history that it brings to light and for the fun of trying to make it make sense. I've also recently started rereading Planetary, and it seems there's an awful lot of Do Anything in there, both thematically and in the dialogue. Is that intentional, or am I just hallucinating connections where there really aren't any?

    Totally hallucinating.
    • CommentAuthorPlatypus
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2009
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    How do you feel about print media dying out? Do you think scans are a harness-able source of income in some way? And lastly the video game industry could use you, some of the stories and dialog in games nowadays is balls. Then again all I've been subjected to lately are FPS's and GTA-like games.
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    At what point does professional writing stop being this thing where people slip you money for doing something you enjoy doing and start being a purely income related affair? Do you think this affects the quality of the work, whether it was written on a whim or paid for?
    • CommentAuthorIsaacSher
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2009
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    "I think you're wrong about the Penny Arcade guys. "


    http://www.penny-arcade.com/2009/4/22/

    "Warren Ellis cooked up a really slick reboot of the G. I. Joe cartoon, which you can watch online. New episodes tomorrow, I believe. Episode 8 is really something else." -- Tycho Brahe

    Not sure about other stuff, but they definitely like some of your work. I wouldn't be surprised if they like other stuff you've done as well, based on the sort of things they like to talk about and write about, but that's pure conjecture on my part.

    - Isaac
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      CommentAuthoragentarsenic
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2009 edited
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    Thanks Isaac.

    Warren, this means you can probably get invited to PAX and give a speech get the swine flu.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2009
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    Wow, Warren, what a completely fucked chain of events re: your back-ups; I'm sorry.
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      CommentAuthorSt.Wanger
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2009
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    I just asked myself - what happened to the announced relaunch of the beer thread ;)

    But, seriosly, one thing I would like to know is: What would you consider as your favourite own work (in comics)? Is there something, you definately think of as as your most beloved baby so far, or is this dificult to answer?
    • CommentAuthorredex
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2009
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    My first thought for a question was whether or not you've ever thought about writing an autobiography (and I do mean mostly non-fictional) but then I started wondering if you would find that too personal. Maybe later in life. There is still plenty left to go, after all, one can only hope.

    Do you find that keeping a distance between home life and public [online] life necessary for sanity? Personally I've found myself moving in the opposite direction towards a merging of all my little "lives" so your opinion as someone who has more experience than I interests me. Is it a necessary evil given your popularity, or a genuine choice? Though I don't mind if you consider this whole question too personal and philosophical for Whitechapel and take a pass... Maybe we need an Ask Uncle Warren Life Advice / Existential Philosophy thread.

    More straightforwardly, thanks for introducing me to Fuck Buttons, I don't know if they're entirely something I would fall in love with but there is certainly a niche waiting for them in my playlists. I know this might be heresy, but they sound like a toned down Linkin Park with the ambient synth and background screaming.
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    My question earlier wasn't answered... did you just not see it, or is it just really annoying to get questions like that and I now know to never ask that kind of question again?
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    My question earlier wasn't answered... did you just not see it, or is it just really annoying to get questions like that and I now know to never ask that kind of question again?

    What was the question?
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      CommentAuthorDapper Dan
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2009
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    Two really nerdy questions about page layouts:

    I've noticed that you rarely use 2 page spread layouts in your scripts, whereas a guy like Bendis uses them constantly. What value or effect do you feel they lend to a story, and when and how do think they should be used?

    And as a follow up: What's your favorite panel grid?
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    Have you ever been tempted to write something just to make it into a franchise?
    Just get drunk, pick up "The hero with a thousand faces" and write something embarrassing that will become beloved by the commonwealth of morons?
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      CommentAuthorLBA
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2009
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    Do you play a musical instrument? If so which one, if not is there one you have always wanted to learn?

    and feel free to tell me to fuck off if you'd like but what happened to cause you to use the cane? I'm just curious because I've had more than a couple of severe knee injuries myself.
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    What was the question?


    When not mandated by the publisher (and I don't know when it's not) is there a roundabout number of pages you aim for in an issue? Do you just write until a good end or do you have to sometimes stretch it a bit to give it more weight/length?
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    It's pretty much always mandated by a publisher.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2009
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    I'm finally starting to catch up on FreakAngels after losing sight of it around Episode 7, and I already want one of their jackets. Any new merchandise coming in the near future? Hoodies, at least? I've got enough fucking t-shirts already.
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    Is Ignition City not continuing because of sales? When it was first announced I thought it was said it would be a series of 5 issue miniseries, with "season 2" coming out late 2010...
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    I'm not going to have time for one in 2010, and I don't believe the world is exactly knocking down my door in search of one, no...