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Meaney, Patrick und Kevin Thurman: Warren Ellis. The Captured Ghosts Interviews. Edwardsville: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization, 2013. (150 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781940589022
BibTeX citation key: Meaney2013
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Categories: General
Keywords: Biographie, Ellis. Warren, Großbritannien, Interview, Schaffensprozess
Creators: Meaney, Thurman
Publisher: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization (Edwardsville)
Abstract
In 2010 and 2011, legendary comic-book creator Warren Ellis sat down over several days to film career-spanning interviews for the documentary film Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts. In these extensive interviews, Ellis discusses his life, his work, and his thoughts. He looks back over how his career has evolved, describes his writing process, explores the themes that fascinate him, and details the role technology has played in his work (and in the development of his famous online persona). Only a small fraction of this material made it into the film. This book is a record of these historic interviews, as well as a fascinating portrait of one of comics’ greatest writers.

Table of Contents

Introduction (1)

Childhood and Becoming a Writer (6)
– Childhood and Parenting (6)
– Comics in Youth (12)
– Warren Ellis, Teenager (15)
– Other Jobs (22)
– Becoming a Writer (26)

On Writing (31)
– Writing Method (31)
– Influences and Inspiration (37)
– Different Comics Formats (41)
– Collaborating with Artists (47)
– Work-for-Hire Writing (52)
– Super-Heroes (55)
– Other Genres, Other Media (60)

Recurring Themes (64)
– Recurring Character and Story Types (64)
– Mad Scientists and the Simply Mad (66)
– Violence and Pornography (68)
– America, Politics, and Messiah Figures (72)
– The Future as Theme (78)
– Hauntology and the Unfinished Business of the 20th Century (81)
– Horror, or What Scares Warren Ellis? (87)
– Thoughts on Technology and the Future (89)

On Specific Works (97)
Lazarus Churchyard (97)
– Early Work-for-Hire Comics (98)
Transmetropolitan (100)
The Authority (109)
Planetary (114)
Hellblazer and Beginning Work at Avatar (116)
Ministry of Space (118)
Global Frequency (119)
– The Ultimate Universe (120)
Nextwave (121)
Crécy, Frankenstein’s Womb, and Crooked Little Vein (123)
Astonishing X-Men (125)

Warren Ellis at This Point in His Career (128)
– The Internet and Warren Ellis’s Online Personality (128)
– Colleagues (134)
– Fame (139)
– Looking Back, Looking Forward (144)


  
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