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    The best way to start these things is to get everyone saying hello. So please introduce yourselves in this thread, adding a photo if you've got one (trust me -- the web works much better when people see that there are real people on the other end of a post).

    Obviously, if you've said hello in previous Introduction threads, there's no need to do it again.

    We don't insist on real names here. I find it helps, but, frankly, if you want to be a completely fictional invention of yourself, go right ahead. Hell, I've even known people who have started out fictional and then become their own invention.

    Hello. I'm Warren.

    -- W
    • CommentAuthorVox Doom
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2010 edited
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    I've been lurking here for a while now and have even posted from time to time, but I never introduced myself.

    Hello, my name's Daniel, though I prefer being called Dany (with one n) or Vox.

    The first piece of Warren's work I read was Transmet, which burst my brain so messily that I haven't recovered since.

    I sometimes make noises and scribbles which I've linked to in my profile.

    I can never think of what to put when it comes to listing interests or hobbies, I have them, I just don't really like listing them.

    I filled out my profile properly and put a few links there because my girlfriend recently signed up to the site, she's Morgana Fiolett. Her introduction and reception spurred me to become more of a real person on here.

    Read her stories, they're fun.

    My first post on this forum was on a cakefarts thread, I'm immensely proud of this fact.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2010
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    Haven't done this for a while, so this one is for the new kiddies on the forums...
    Hello. My name is Paul Sizer. I am a graphic designer and comic artist who lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
    I've been running my own freelance graphic design one-man studio for over 15 years, and have been drawing comics since I was five years old.
    I also run my own self publishing company, Cafe Digital Studios, under which I have released three self drawn and written graphic novels; LITTLE WHITE MOUSE, MOPED ARMY and B.P.M. You can find out about all the stuff I do at my cleverly named www.paulsizer.com website

    I have been frequenting these forums for the last 4-5 years, and during that time have grown quite addicted to the weekly art challenges that Warren posts here. Strangely enough, the art and design I've produced for this forum has exponentially expanded my client base, getting me gigs with artists and clients all over the world, almost to the point of having to turn work away, but not quite. This community has been responsible for me expanding my business base during these lousy economic times.

    I am currently working with magazines, game companies, internet development sites, comic artists and writers, and am designing all the components of electronic musician Thomas Dolby's upcoming album, doing all the album and web graphics and helping him develop a massive online game tied into the album's release. It's a dream come true, as I am a huge fan of his work, so working alongside him is quite surreal, but very satisfying.
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      CommentAuthorThe Overlord
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2010 edited
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    This may be The Overlord's all time favorite forum, but She hasn't visited in a long time, if She was ever here at all. I'm more into lurking, in shadows and such.

    When not lurking in the shadows I pretend to be a formidable Super Villain. In real life I'm more of an aspiring evil do-er, garden variety, with a lair that doubles as a fixer upper and an evil mobile that is actually a rental car with a magnet slapped to the side. More on that later.

    Just caught up on FreakAngels, and I love it more than ever. That is all.

    The Overlord likes sunglasses
    • CommentAuthorREDBAZ
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2010
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    Hi all,

    Long time lurker etc, always amazed by some of the great artwork that is posted on these boards, and has encouraged me to try and contribute.

    I'm a UK based illustrator specialising in comic books, concept art and storyboards, most recently for a horror film called SPLINTERED (which is out on theatrical release today incidently). For the last few years I've been involved in several projects to promote indie comics as editor and publisher, through the ENGINE COMICS line, REDEYE MAGAZINE, a brief stint in COMICS INTERNATIONAL, and the EAGLES INITIATIVE, which I'll be posting about shortly.

    I like the night, chinese food and a continuous stream of soundtracks to draw to. And I'm one of the people in this photo:
    me and the joker
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      CommentAuthorDuvelizeR
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2010
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    Hello,
    my name's christophe doré, i'm 35, french, journalist (economy), 1 son, 1 wife, no pets
    I like comics (!?!), loud music with metallic stuff in it, belgian beers and understanding how big time capitalists are screwing us on a daily basis...
    I play music when my band isn't disbanded and i like to cook
    My only link with the comic's universe so far is that i buy and read a lot.
    • CommentAuthorvrittis
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2010
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    hi i'm samy
    i'm 33 (or 32, i don't remember and i don't really care)

    french guy, nerd-developper by day, father by day too, tired by night

    i'm fascinated by some comics, mainly english writer stuff when i think about it, and i came to comics through Terry Pratchett, his representation of Death and the tendency people had on the newsgroup to compare it to Gaiman's Death in Sandman. Then Gaiman brought me to Moore and Swamp Thing, then pretty much everything i could find by Him.
    Then Garth Ennis, and Warren Ellis. I've been following the Wise Old Man on many places, livejournal mainly, and found my way here about two months ago, because i saw the print of Freakangels in our french comic book store and wanted to dig in before deciding about it. So i went online

    and there we are
    • CommentAuthorsolkana
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2010
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    Hello all,

    I'm Martin from Australia, I've poked around the site as a lurker a few times. Thought I would take the plunge and sign up to participate in the Doctor Who Remodel/Remake.

    The usual interests. Comics, movies, music, toys, etc.

    Guess I'll be around.
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      CommentAuthorjoanneleah
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2010
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    Hi there.

    My name is Joanne Leah
    and I was born in Germany
    and now I live in Brooklyn.

    I design stuff
    and take pictures of naked chicks
    and sometimes model.

    I have a website.

    I love listening to live jazz
    and visiting museums to stare at the paintings.

    moi
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    You never mentioned you had a new website up, Joanne...!

    Nice to see you here.
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    My name is Christian Panic and I make things.
    I write, illustrate, and sometimes film horrid, silly, trashy labors of love.
    Among my goals in life is to vomit a host of idea-locusts into the collective subconscious.
    I sometimes expose my brain here
    I have many bad habits and look forward to making these boards another one.
    Self portrait.
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    Hi, out there!

    Yeah, well, here's the story: I stumbled upon Freakangels on a message board I frequent about every day, and there was a thread dedicated to FA and well, most of the people frequenting it were people I know to have tastes similar to mine, so I thought I might check out what they're going on about. I spent the next two days reading FA and been lurking this forum ever since.

    My real life name is Mariya, I live in Germany, though originally I'm from a bit farther east. It took me some time to scratch together some courage to sign up here because of the amazing amount of creative and artsy stuff people on here produce. That said, I study illustration with the aim of one day drawing lots and lots of comics, but I'm not solely focused on this particular direction.

    Mostly, what I do beside drawing isn't very exciting. I read what ever I get my hands on, sew occasionally, hang out on message boards and listen to music. Every now and then I dress myself up as the ugliest monster I can manage and do some Vampire Live roleplaying. That about covers my monthly dose of what people call 'socializing'.

    As you can see, brevity is not one of my defining traits. At least not when writing. People say I barely talk at all in real life. though.

    Probably I'll stay a lurker on most occasions but may add a comment or two here or there, you people seem like a nice bunch :)
    • CommentAuthorJakeEkiss
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2010
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    Hello all! I'm Jake.

    Been a fan of Warren's work for awhile but hadn't had the itch to join here until I heard about that awesome Doctor Who design thread. Excellent work by all involved I'd like to say. I'm an artist by trade (and preference) and if you're so inclined you can see more of that sort here.

    At any rate, seems like a fine place you all have here. I think I shall look about a bit.
    self

    Good to meet everyone.

    -Jake
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    I'm Kody Chamberlain, currently doing a 5 issue miniseries at Image Comics called SWEETS. I'm also the co-creator of PUNKS: The Comic and I've done all sorts of other stuff including a few pages on NEWUNIVERSAL: 1959, and concept art for Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter. I poke around a little, but don't post as much as I used to on The Engine, been pretty busy.

    Kody in the studio
    • CommentAuthorJakeEkiss
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2010
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    Hey, it's Kody! Sup Kody?
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      CommentAuthorO| O||O
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2010
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    hello, i'm Nick.
    online places like this normally intimidate me completely but i thought i'd just give it a go.
    struggling away as a musician in different guises and bands. have a few solo noise/drone/witch house inclined projects as well as a two piece sort of improvised/ambient post-hardcore hybrid that's just got off the ground. i like loops.
    big fan of constructivist art and have just started drawing and painting again after a few years of not doing so.
    i also love baking.
    not much else really, not a terribly exciting life at the moment but i'm determined to make a mark somehow. x
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    Hi, I'm Josh. I'm writing/designing stuff in the hopes of taking over the world and having fun in the process.
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    Hello, I'm Jared Axelrod. I've commented here and there, but I think this is the first time I've been part of an "Introduce Yourself" thread.

    I’m a writer, sculptor, illustrator, costumer, puppeteer, freak show performer and cape enthusiast. But mainly writer.

    I've got a graphic novel entitled The Battle of Blood & Ink coming out next fall from Tor, which is about how much information you owe your community, and whether it is better or not to know the daily horrors others must do in order for you to live your life. It's also about a girl named Ashe without a history, and rayguns and airships and flying cities and horrible horrible secrets. I'm currently do a podcast of prequel stories until the book comes out, over at Fables of the Flying City. You don't need to listen to the podcast to enjoy the book, but it will give you a nice aura of smugness when the book comes out. And who doesn't want that?

    The site also has some incredible art by the extraordinarly talented Steve Walker and Natalie Kelly, who are the artists on the book.

    Way back when, I was a founding member of 365 Tomorrows, and wrote 78 stories for it. In addition to Fables of the Flying City, am the creator of two other podcasts, The Voice of Free Planet X and Aliens You Will Meet.

    If you head over to I Should Be Writing, the webcomic “All Write!” that I do with the fiendishly talented Natalie Metzger.

    My website is, as you might expect, jaredaxelrod.com. I also have a tumblr called Born Of An Atom Bomb were I post links and images in the research that I'm doing for my many projects. I've also started posting some of my writing warm-ups.

    This is me:
    Myself
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      CommentAuthorZeppelin
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2010
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    My name's Anders, though some know me as Aliosha, and if you go back far enough a few demented creatures might still remember me as an Alexander. Thankfully though I wasn't an Alex long, it was a short sad period of my life, circa 1985, and being all of three or four years old helps to render that period null and void.

    I'm half Swedish, half Mexican product of two strange creatures who met in Vietnam after the war and decided to get married three months later despite not speaking a word of each other's language. I'm told by many that those first few months were spent in silent contemplation of... huh... each other. Anyway, a few years later I was born in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, and perhaps to signal the achievement of some long forgotten prophesy, the El Chichonal Volcano erupted to inform the world of my coming... I shit you not. Many years later and many countries later (Guatemala, Pakistan, Switzerland, France, England) left me with a Diploma in Architecture from the London Institute of Archaeology and a worthless piece of paper from the International Film School of Paris. I currently live and work in Singapore where I miss my European work hours and vacations, and the wonderful benefits I once had working at the ILO... these Asians work too fucking much in my sincere opinion. I had a free weekend once, back sometime last century, all I do now is slave away under the relentless sun in 100% humidity and pray to whichever dark goD will strike me down for the stupid idea of getting involved with broadcast television.

    I'm a writer and video editor, I've done past work for the CNN World Report, France 2, Discovery, Channel News Asia, MediaCorp (the evil corporation which runs the airwaves here in Singapore... think of it as the BBC as run by Cthulu), National Geographic, and a host of small Arab TV Stations. Most of my work is currently documentary in nature, though I also write and edit drama's and random infotainment shows where not enough children a mauled by Panda's. I'm also a short story writer, complainer, amateur photographer, and avid reader of pretty much anything... history, biographies, SF & fantasy, horror, mystery, thriller's, post-modern literature, the classics from Homer pretty much onwards, theology, philosophy, science & technology, comics, manga, BD, and yeah, pretty much anything written by Warren Ellis. It's not my fault honestly, I need to read his spiteful words to stay sane in a place like Singapore... it's either that or be taken over by the machine, have my brain replaced by a glossy icon of Lee Kuan Yew (Singapore's founder and Minister Mentor who has 'issues' with free speech), and lose the ability to walk into a crowded room and shout "You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant".

    Somewhere in Shanghai... wish I remember who took this...

    Most of my time though is spent wallowing in misery at my inability to spend as much time as I'd like on my personal pet projects, my writing and the like, and howling in frustration at my drawing skills which once gloriously developed from strange squiggly lines through to stick figures, then got pretty much stuck there. Other than that I'm a bit of an audiophile, big Jazz and blues fan, as well as classical and some opera. I worship the various albums of musicians as diverse as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Joe Hisaishi, Mark Knopfler, Leonard Cohen, Sigur Ros, and too many more to mention. Oh... and I like cats, though despite owning two I'm still not convinced they're aren't plotting something nefarious with me in mind... they give me such looks sometimes that truly make me wonder...

    Anyway, after so long spent hovering around the edges of Whitechapel I think it's about time I got in on the action. Hopefully this will not end in tears, smoke, howled denials, and Wikipedia entries under genocide.

    Anders
    • CommentAuthormushi
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2010
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    Hello, my name is mauricio, I'm just starting out at Design school In medellin Colombia, I hope to start publishing comics sometime in the near future (I've started a few projects already) I have been kicked out of terrible terrible rockbands, and like post-modernism and photography.

    One of my biggest hopes is thet my Epitaph will read "Father of two genetically engineered Ginea pigs