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    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2011
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    I would pay for a Warren cookbook. Might make a nice fundraising item. Especially if illustrated.

    I just read the sausage and fusilli recipe, and the resulting wheezing laughter helped my tired brochitis-struck chest bring up a nice wad of impacted lung butter. Thank you!
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    Warren, how has being a full-time writer affected your "reading time" (online, novels, comics)?
    • CommentAuthordraxxx
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2011
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    Congrats on Fell #10!!!!!!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorKaribou
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2011
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    What would you say about a fan of your work who would have stolen of all your books in a bookshop to collect'em and planed to do it again in the future ?
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    Quit fucking with bookshops. It's hard enough for those people.
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      CommentAuthorm34tb0und
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2011
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    "If you haggle in a used book store, you are FUNDAMENTALLY EVIL." -Patton Oswalt
    • CommentAuthormarcolopez
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2011
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    Crap.

    I get to the end and I'm like what to ask? Shit dont ask something thats already been said.

    Creator-Owned versus Work for Hire. I'm an aspiring comic book/movie writer myself and I have no interest in working for Marvel or DC. Do you believe that a writer or artist can make it in this industry without ever having to work for Marvel or DC?

    Hope that's a satisfying question.

    -Marco
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      CommentAuthorwarrenellis
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2011 edited
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    Do you believe that a writer or artist can make it in this industry without ever having to work for Marvel or DC?


    Yes. Cursory research should throw up several examples of such. Several webcomics creators, for a start. Elsewhere, of course, there's Dave Sim, and Bryan Talbot (Bryan did a bit of work for DC, but it wasn't early on in his career or vital to his success), Mike Turner and a bunch of others I'm not thinking of right now because I'm actually doing something else. (Templesmith!) (Jeff Smith!)

    DC, of course, did have a fully creator-owned wing in Vertigo, and Vertigo was a crucial incubator for a long time.
    • CommentAuthorJohnnyW
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2011
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    Do you remember the first comic you bought/had bought for you?

    Do you still have it?

    What's your opinion of it now, as an adult (assuming you were a child when you acquired it)?
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    I thiiink it was an issue of COUNTDOWN.

    No.
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      CommentAuthorKaribou
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2011
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    What's your best motivation when you write a story ?

    Your anger towards things (religion, politics, economy, media...) ?
    your passion for things (space, technology, communication, freedom and struggle for it) ?
    Your need for money ? (possible film adaptation, licensed characters....)
    Your fun ? (sex, drug, violence and punchlines)
    The question ? (what's the point ? to be or not to be ? Who am i ? Who are they ?)
    The friendship ? (wants to work with him/gonna write for him and his style)

    Some other things ?
    What is the main feeling when you have the urge to write something that gonna be published ?
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2011
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    Sorry I'm late to the party, it took this long for a decent question to occur to me:

    Warren, how would you feel about one of your works becoming animated (specifically yours, not Fantastic Four or Iron Man, etc)? Not a movie but perhaps a short series between 10-26 episodes, standard 22 minutes long. Assume a faithful adaptation of the text, therefore something intended to run at a time children likely won't watch (e.g. the Adult Swim timeslot). And of course, solid quality direction, animation and voice work. Like it or against your work becoming cartoons?
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    In regards to overall story arch in your original works do you write from the beginning or the end of it? I ask because the beauty in much of your work, especially Transmet in this case, everything seems falls in place; characters, subplots, etc develop and get wrapped up very nicely.
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    Given your recent experiences with Hollywood's movie and T.V. industry, have you ever been tempted to sacrifice your Artistic Integrity for a shitload of money? If so, be as specific as you can without getting in trouble.

    and I don't mean selling the movie rights to one of your creations because to me that's just standard business practice.
    I'm talking being forced to change something you've written to satisfy some ridiculous business model or practice or have to implement the "great ideas" of some ego centric movie producer.
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    Let's wait until I get offered an actual shitload of money first.
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    Let's wait until I get offered an actual shitload of money first.

    I have a feeling thats right around the corner:)

    Follow up question.

    Were you always a pragmatist or did you learn to become one based on your life experiences?
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      CommentAuthorFlup
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2011
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    Would you do Do Anything as a spoken word album?

    With or without music - dead cities or spare ass annie style?

    Or would you feature in some sort of live action or animation trying to bring it to life?
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2011
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    Sorry if this is a perennial question; I did a quick scan through this Interrogation thread but didn't see it.

    How long after you began submitting your word-sculptures, or how many did you try to get published, before you succeeded?

    Cheers.
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    I'm just going to post this as the thread hasn't been "officially" killed yet.

    If you could give a rough estimate; how much of your loose ideas get used at one point or another? Do you have a rule of thumb to decide on when to continue pursuing a project or to consider it dead?
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    There is no rule of thumb. All loose ideas live forever in the Loose Ideas file. Often they get combined into other things. Sometimes it'll take years for me to think of a way to fix something. There is no method. That's why you keep a Loose Ideas file.