Dark Horse just sent me a review copy of The Life And Times Of Martha Washington In The Twenty-First Century, a gigantic, slipcased hardcover containing the full run of the Give Me Liberty comics and associated titles.
I have Frank Miller's Give Me Liberty graphic novels to thank for getting me interested in graphic novels as a literary form. — Read the rest
Nextwave: Agents Of H.A.T.E. Volume 2 – I Kick Your Face is the second (and final?) collection of Warren Ellis and Stewart Immonen's brilliantly subversive kick at underwear pervert comics (a subject both creators have direct personal and bitter experience with). — Read the rest
This cosplayer at PenguiCon (the open source/science fiction convention held just outside of Detroit each year) is getting ready to attend the masquerade dressed as Spider Jerusalem, the heavily tattooed hero of Warren Ellis's seminal comic series Transmetropolitan. He and his assistant are drawing in the tatts with a Sharpie pen — and doing a fine job of it. — Read the rest
Mashup legends The Kleptones (24 Hours, A Night at the Hiphopera) have teamed up with the radical filmmaking project A Swarm of Angels to produce a series of mashup podcasts that set the mood for the scripts under development by the Swarm. — Read the rest
creator Tara Tallan's site Girlamataic Webcomics publishes an RSS feed of half-a-dozen free indie comic serials created by women, including her own long-running serial Galaxion. Tara and I worked together at Bakka, Toronto's science fiction bookstore, and she turned me on to many wonderful funnybooks, most notably Warren Ellis's Transmetropolitan. — Read the rest
A Swarm of Angels is an ambitious project from an accomplished film-maker to produce a £1,000,000 movie with small donations from 50,000 people. The resulting film will be released under a CC license, and will be developed through feedback from the 50,000 angels who fund it. — Read the rest
New Orleans native Leo McGovern is best known for running a cool monthly zine called Antigravity, promoting NOLA's alt-music scene, and producing a twice yearly event called NO[DIY] that sheds light on the work of indie creatives. He and his loved ones lost pretty much everything to Katrina. — Read the rest
The final Transmetropolitan collection, "Transmetropolitan: One More Time," is available for pre-order on Amazon. It's the tenth book, collecting issues 55-60: there are nine other books collecting the earlier issues, and as good as those issues were, it's in this, the final volume of the most original and invigorating sf comic I've ever read, that Ellis outdoes himself, pulling together a finale to his five-year serial that's triumphant, sad and brave. — Read the rest
Warren Ellis is blogging in the voice of Spider Jersualem, his character from the brilliant and sadly finished
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Junior wrenched open a draw in the desk and ripped from it a scrawny-looking cuddly toy with its eyes plucked out and awful stains on its mouth.
Warren Ellis (writer of Transmetropolitan) has a service that lets you order selected comic books and have them shipped to you. The great thing about Ordering Comics is how you can download PDF samples of the books. I forgot all about Johnny Nemo! — Read the rest