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    Will we see another Wolfskin series (sort of announced last year i think) by you?

    I did outlines for a new Wolfskin mini, which I guess will see print mid-to-late 2010.

    Will Ignition City get another mini?

    Probably not. At best, not for a couple of years. But I don't think there's a burning commercial desire for more Ignition City out there...!

    Even though you will be busy with the novel and the movie scripts - do you have a large backlog of work that has been written and will see print anyways (supergod, Captain Swing, Dok Sleepless, etc?) next year??

    Not a large one, no. So beyond those three titles, you won't be seeing a lot more from me, I think. Unless I work out a way to do otherwise, of course.
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2009
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    I've always loved the Bay Area. There are remote parts of Oregon that look really interesting. Vancouver. Parts of Oslo.

    We'd love to have you here in the Bay Area...or indeed anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.
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    Okay, I just read Planetary 27 and my mind was blown away.

    Have you had an IQ test? If so, what is it? and if not, take it now, cause Jesus!
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2009 edited
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    ok the alcohol is blending my brain and i want to know the little things about your life.

    Have you ever attended a parent/teachers evening only for the science teacher to make eye contact with you and go "oh shit!" in case you ask them difficult questions about quantum foam?

    Do you ever get the chance to support/check up on Southend RUFC (i always found them good oppositon to play against when playing for Millwall)

    When are we likely to see your next Apparat "real History" title (i.e Crecy). i remember you asking for suggestions, but my impressionable nephews need their next history fix....

    Oh and are you a Jeremy Kyle or Trisha sort of person when you wake up in the morning?
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    Parts of Oslo.

    Yessss. Add to the five million. Embrace your Viking heritage (because all UK residents have a chance of Viking rape somewhere in their family's distant past). Give us the minor celebrities. Every last one of them shall eventually come.

    Besides, we have fancy money with holes in it. How can you resist? Really?
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    What is your favorite album from the past and from the present?
    Would you ever bring law to temporary autonomous zones?
    Will Gravel find a magical amulet that transfers his consciousness into a Robot?
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    Have you ever had the awkward situation where you had to explain your infamy to your daughter? I.e. have you ever come across one of those "Warren Ellis made sweet, passionate love to my childhood and he had an enormous dick"?

    Did you have ever resort to "Yeah, that's the other Warren"?
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    Have you had an IQ test?

    I'm not smart. 128 or so.
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    Will Ignition City get another mini?

    Probably not. At best, not for a couple of years. But I don't think there's a burning commercial desire for more Ignition City out there...!


    This makes me incredibly sad.

    I suspect that you've answered this before, either in whole or in part, but what is your general work process for a comic?
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      CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2009 edited
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    @warrenellis
    I'm not smart. 128 or so.

    Actually on the IQ scale that's Very Superior intelligence, slightly below genius level. Sorry, you are smart.
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      CommentAuthorLBA
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2009
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    are you going to base the Gravel Movie script on one of the existing stories or are you going to put together an entirely new story?
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      CommentAuthorhmobius
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2009
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    A guy at work used to be a forensic IT officer for the police, piecing together files from badly-destroyed hard drives.
    If you still have your nixxed drives and he's got the time, would you be willing to have him see if he can pull any more off them than you already have?

    Also I wondered if anything came out of the open discussion you and Ariana had about hidden networks, channels, feeds and the like. I still go back to that once in a while because it made a lot sense.
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      CommentAuthorhmobius
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2009
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    Oh yeah, I was wondering if there were sketches done for Laura Torch in Black Summer in full garb or she was ever actually in the script.
    For some reason, I've always thought it was a shame there wasn't a minutemen-like drawing of the seven of them in their prime.
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    "I'm not smart. 128 or so."
    Sorry, for embarassing you. It was just my gut reaction from the first reading.
    I've always had a strange fascination with time travel stories, especially dealing with time paradoxes, and you provided a new twist in the concept that I've never heard of till now.
    It's a challenge to write such a story, to try to juggle, a complex, and easily confusing concept, provide an original take on it, and still entertain and provide an emotional connection between the reader and the characters. Not easy. In fact, I'm having trouble thinking of other examples at the moment.

    Anyway, back to the interrogation.
    Have you read any excellent time travel stories that you can recommend?
    Have you ever considered writing a story specifically dealing with time paradoxes? If you already had, what is it, so I can go buy it.
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    Despite your stellar work under a democratic government, is there any particular system you feel you'd write better under - one more stimulating to your socio-cultural commentary gland? While we're at it, is there any particular system you'd prefer to live under for other reasons?
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    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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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2009
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    >>Do you have any plans / desire to see the Hollywood sausage factory in operation while Gravel & etcetera are made?

    >I've seen it before, when GLOBAL FREQUENCY was shot.


    Do you find things much changed from the experiences Harlan Ellison described in his various Hollywood writings (e.g., "Don't fuck with the mouse)?
    If so, for the better or worse?
    Of course, I realize you're actively working with these folks right now, so can't necessarily say as much as you'd like, but.
    The little details are interesting, such as when you have to come out for meetings, is all provided for you?
    Do you get a bowl of M&M's with all the brown ones removed in your dressing room?
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    Most of the music you've posted on your blog and on the Jukebox thread seems to be rather ambient, thought/spirit-provoking music, so I could hazard a guess that music bounces off the walls of your place most of the time. Do you listen to music while you work? If so, do you let the mood the music sets find it's way into the work?
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    On average, how many red bulls do you go through a week?
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    How much of an ongoing piece like Transmetropolitan or Doktor Sleepless do you have planned out when you start, and how much of it do you construct as you go? I'm just curious about your process for long works with regular deadlines.

    Apologies if you've answered this elsewhere and I've missed it.

    Cheers,

    S.