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    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2011
    Ann Arbor, woot! Dexter salutes you. At a safe distance, of course.

    Haven't done an intro since my first days here, so time for another. Here's me, surrounded by the detritus of cats and a granddaughter:
    wot, him again?

    Workdays I push bits through various flavors of wire really really hard. Other days I clean house, write silly songs, read too many books, and generally enjoy the empty nest. My primary owners are a trio of cats, but my wife's lein on my soul still has another 30 years or so to run.

    At this very moment, I'm reading Whitechapel and enjoying the only official Warren Ellis cocktail. My liver would salute you, Mr. W, but it can't stand up at the moment.
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2011 edited
    Hey all,

    I'm Dave. I'm 37 years old and originally from Alabama, but I've been living in South Korea since '99. I work at a small Buddhist university teaching English to freshmen. When I'm not teaching, I'm parked in front of my computer, trying to put together some ridiculously convoluted thesis about Grant Morrison. I don't have a lot of pics on my computer (or anywhere for that matter), but here's one of me that my wife took when we were in Tokyo last summer:

    Summer Sonic 2010
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2011
    Hello. My name is CM, I'm from the UK and this is my first post.

    I like comics and I look a bit like this
    • CommentAuthorbuhbuhcuh
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2011
    Hey! I'm Ben, nice to meet everyone.

    By day, I am a game designer. From 2002-2007 I worked on a weird internet place called Second Life. Yeah, it's partially my fault. Since then I've been doing far less interesting things that have the potential to be far more interesting! (I've been lurking on Warren's various forums and websites since he started playing my games.) If you have game/gamification/virtualworld/online community questions, don't hesitate to ask - doing it nearly a decade now.

    In my spare time, I am currently writing a comic, and writing a webpage to display it. This may or may not ever get done. I am also making games played with cleverly folded paper, which I better damn well get done.

    I hope to use the collective wisdom of these boards to help me avoid as many mistakes as possible with the above projects.

    Here is what I look like:
    Ben, glowing.
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2011
    I have actually been on here since the early days of Whitechapel, but sort of drifted away, prodigal son and all that...

    Anyways, hello, my name is Adlai, I am 22 and live in Belfast, and do a bit of writing for an Irish music site, as well as playing in a band myself (no I have not stooped to the level where I give my band good reviews...yet).
    I love comics (a given really), pizza, music, books, caffeine, my girlfriend and pizza.

    This is what it looks like when I am drunk:
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2011
    ...It also turns out I am crap at embedding images...
    • CommentAuthortruffaut
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2011
    I'm Cassandra. I mostly spend my free time re-watching X-Files/Twin Peaks and reading comics/Russian lit. I'm also pretty into music and film but who isn't?

    Here is a pic of me with my cat Whale; he thought he would get some spaghetti, but no way no how.

      CommentAuthorJack Hare
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2011
    Hello hello!

    I live in Austin, TX, where I do illustration and web design, and manage for the moment to make something of a living of it. Been lurking for a short while but couldn't resist the Chinese Whispers challenge.

    In the effort to prove I'm a human being and not a cabbage or something, I discovered that online and on my current computer there exists only one photo of me aside from a closeup of some stitches I had last year. I'm not apparently well documented.

    When Gamers go Clubbing it's Sad

    In this picture I'm one of four people, one of three people in costume, and one of two very drunken people in costume.
    • CommentAuthorcbkof
    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2011
    Hello, name is Tony.

    I became a fan of Warren Ellis while reading Transmetropolitan, without much knowing it. I read the books because of their association with Hunter S Thompson and was a very naive comics reader caring not much at all who wrote them, who drew them. Not sure where my head was, possibly up my ass.

    Head now swivelling on my neck to better satisfy my curiosity, I now NEED a regular fix of Ellis. It's kind of ugly but I wouldn't have it any other way.

    I don't remember what cbkof first meant when I started using it on the intertubes – today, by an aleatory dictionary search, it's “cotinga Bernadotte KGB outlast freer”. Well, sometimes that works and sometimes not.


      CommentAuthorDon Garvey
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2011
    From Warren's twinkering I found his blog (which is to say I clicked a link to his blog that I was fully aware existed because I used to frequent it in the early 2000's and then promptly stopped frequenting because that's just the way things go sometimes). From his blog I was lead to Freakangels (which is to say I did not know Freakangels existed but which is also to say that I promptly ignored FA for no good reason until I suddenly stopped ignoring it and then subsequently fell in love with the thing). Because I wanted more of that sweet, sweet FA experience I found myself here. I am not cool and haven't been since the late 80's when wearing Doc Martens and listening to Suicidal Tendencies made you somewhat alarming instead of completely retro-charming (which is to say I discovered Mr. Ellis via The Authority and Planetary instead of via Hellblazer or Transmet though I went on to read and enjoy it all except the ones I didn't). I'm married and have two boys who are discovering comic books which I think is kind of cool because all parents just want to force their kids to relive their own childhoods for them which, all in all, is probably child abuse but I'll take it.

    I am a writer, screenwriter and illustrator and I have a day job. "VoxOrion" has haunted my work for decades and I suppose I'll keep using it as my computer-name (which is to say ShowerBoi69 was already taken, it is always already taken). You can also call me Don, in fact, I'm more likely to pay attention if you call me that.

    This is me screaming at a toy because this is the internet and film is cheap.

    This is an illustration of character in the thing I'm working on.
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2011
    Greetings my name is Neila, aka NeilaK20 on other parts of the internet. I've been on and off Whitechapel since 2009, mostly lurking because I had a crazy fear that you kind folks would eat me alive or something if I were to post my artwork. I'm from Texas, which is a big place, and were I to tell you the town I'm from, you would likely still have no idea where I'm at. (Maybe Jack Hare might know where I'm at.)

    For the last 3 or 4 years I've been working as a professional flatter, and even inked a comic book (which is currently available). I've had considerable trouble getting my own comic off the ground but I think I'm finally making progress. It's been an emotional roller coaster working on my own book, and I was mostly dragged down worrying what others thought about the story. That worry, coupled with my own shaky confidence in myself led to numerous rewrites that eventually culminated in a script that had Nothing I wanted in it. :/ So I went back to an earlier script and tweaked bits and made it what I want to tell. :D

    I found out about Whitechapel and Freakangels via Paul Duffield's Deviant art Page and at the time had no knowledge as to who Warren Ellis was. D: I was such an uncultured ignorant child. Tsk Tsk.
    This past year or so lots of stuff happened and I found myself posting art on Whitechapel, and discovered that everyone here is really nice. :D I was really missing out by mostly lurking!
    Here's a photo of myself I dug up:
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    Hi all,


    My name is Bucky and I’m a writer, mostly here hunting for artists to collaborate with. I love Freakangels and spend a significant amount of time encouraging teenagers to read the works of Warren Ellis in my day job, but around that I work 23 hours a day trying to sell my first novel and find artists to work with on pitches for print comics.

    I write about horror comics for Scream horror magazine in the UK and if you’re the creator, editor or publisher of a horror comic then I would love to hear about what you’re working on. I’m passionate about promoting the UK comic industry and hope to devote the majority of our coverage to British creators.

    I spent the majority of my youth drinking until I passed out and waking in strange places, before working at Travelling Man in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne for 3 years and then relocating to Manchester. I spent the last 6 years writing my first novel This Amphibious Existence, an Apocalypse Romance that combines blistering honesty and social realism with alcohol-induced blackouts, crippling indecisiveness and cannibalism. I finished last September and have yet to find a publisher, but since then I’ve been trying to write in every other way imaginable. I started a blog, I’m on Twitter, I’m editing an anthology of comics created by horror-punk bands from around the world, short films from a couple of my scripts are currently being filmed and I’m writing a children’s book.

    Mostly I want to sell my novel and write comics. This is where Whitechapel comes in. I’m looking for talented artists to collaborate with on pitches to get some comics off the ground. If along the way I can use Scream magazine as a platform to promote people on these boards then all the better.

    Me on a fairly representative night out
  2.  (9485.73)
    Hello Warren, all -

    I'm named Trevor and from New Brunswick, which you've probably not heard of unless you've flown over it to get somewhere else. We're a bit like Canada's Maine.

    I'm in the middle of a long and probably-slightly-insane attempt to create and write serialized webcomics (not unlike Freakangels), because I evidently enjoy getting confused looks from everyone wondering why a 24-year-old young man wouldn't have a real job. I also can't drive a car, which worries them even more.

    I've been reading Warren since Excalibur when I was a kid, so I'm really not sure why I've never joined any of the various message boards that have been around. It's time to beef up my internet social presence.

    (Oh, and, I'd gladly post a picture but I haven't been in one since 2007. If you're at all familiar with Genndy Tartakovsky's Dexter's Laboratory, imagine Mandark with a Wil Wheaton beard and you're well on your way.)
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2011
    @Trevor Hahaha Canada's Maine. Love it.
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    Hello everyone. I'm Alex. I lurk through here all the time. And you are all excellent.
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    @Ampersand I've always thought our provincial motto should be something like "New Brunswick: Stephen King Has Probably Been Here At Least Once!"
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    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2011
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    hi mayby i didnt do this shit like i should
    • CommentAuthor.
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2011
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    my name is jeroen i am 30 years old and i am just fucking about
    • CommentAuthor.
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2011
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    damn just remeberd i am 31 damn
  5.  (9485.80)
    Me in front of some very old writing
    I'm Steve. I live in North Yorkshire, England and occasionally Munich, Germany. I've spent most of my working life as a professional archaeologist. In 2008 I started freelancing for a couple of magazines; BSH Custom Motorcycle Magazine and Fortean Times. I've been submitting my fiction for about 18 months, and have had about 14 pieces accepted for publication. Still do bits of archaeology and historic digital mapping when I'm not writing (Which now takes up the majority of my time