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Warren Ellis has written around thirty graphic novels, comics, prose fiction, journalism, videogames and screenplays. Sometimes he take photographs. He also creates and co-creates websites, including this one. He has awards and stuff, he's been in big magazines and newspapers, and he's been published in NATURE, which he always mentions because it makes him laugh.

Warren Ellis is represented by agent Angela Cheng Caplan at Writers & Artists and manager Aaron Michiel. He's a consultant to artbomb.net and opi8.com He's on the web at warrenellis.com, strangemachine.com and diepunyhumans.com. He's thirty four and lives in England and he never ever sleeps. Never.

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36: Things Online That I Am Sick Of

35: A Foul Collection

34: Monetising The Fringe

33: Walking Camera

32: Microcast

31: All You Need Is Hate

30: Nothing Happened

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35: A Foul Collection

  • Work crush puny human. Not been keeping up with column. Very bad. Am trying to plan out sequence of 48-page graphic novellas for next year. Very few coherent thoughts. Unedited cortex bukkake follows.

  • Heard half of an off-the-board recording of one of the Pixies comeback gigs. Am mildly surprised to report that the old gits still have it. It's raw and beautiful, like the Come On Pilgrim EP. Even if they do "U-Mass," which I still think is a bit crap. But hearing "Wave Of Mutilation" and "Levitate Me" again is wondrous. "Levitate Me" will be the music for my funeral. This may mean I am officially the VH-1 demographic. My funeral may be sooner than you think.

  • Love affair with Icelandic music gratefully continued by Mum's new single, "Nightly Cares." Fragile and lovely, and a return to the form of the first album. Do we still call them albums? Do only VH-1 viewers call them albums? If I call them albums, do I have to call songs "tracks" or "cuts"? Do I have to call guitar figures "licks"? It is very confusing. I am not good at being 36. I have the new Mum album, thanks to Scott Booker, manager of the Flaming Lips, who also sent some Lips stuff (did you hear that thing they did with the Chemical Brothers?) and the new thing by Devendra Banhart. I need to listen to all these this weekend. Momus gave the Banhart a slightly tongue-in-cheek kicking in his journal this morning. I donated five bucks to download a bunch of Momus stuff, too. I listened to his premix of "Spooky Kabuki" last night, and later had a dream where it became a Mishima-themed musical number in the middle of Bob Fosse's ALL THAT JAZZ. It's possible that I'm losing it, yes.

  • Is it an album if it's just a bunch of downloaded mp3s?

  • Paul DiFilippo's book A MOUTHFUL OF TONGUES is really, really warped. It reads like group sex between George Batailles, Samuel Delany and HP Lovecraft. And, really, takes the piss out of all of them something chronic. It is extremely dirty. You'd like it.

  • If the Californian health authorities have their way, semen will become a controlled substance. This amuses me greatly. Look for Florida to become the new Porn Valley. There are already successful "reality porn" operations down that way. My blog, diepunyhumans.com, took a massive spike in traffic when I started collecting information on the HIV outbreak there. Thousands of porn freaks being led there by Google, only to find the news story about the guy who got out of his head on butane, cut off his toes and started frying them up for a hot sandwich. Offering up the leftovers to the attending police and medics. Perhaps unsurprisingly, he claimed they tasted like chicken.

  • And so it is said.
  • -- Warren

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