is a comic book writer
who lives in Southend
, United Kingdom
. He was born in Febuary 1968 in Rochford
, United Kingdom
. Ellis is a self-admitted cynical bastard and has even quoted Grant Morrison
once calling him "the man with a snarl for every occasion" in an interview.
He started off in the British comic magazine Speakeasy
(which later folded and became Blast
), with the beginnings of Lazarus Churchyard
. Lazarus Churchyard is the story of an immortal man, who only wants to die.
Ellis moved on to American comics, and wrote for Marvel
. Some of the comics he has written for include Wolverine
, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight
, and many others. He also wrote comics that were his creation rather than others. He has created such wonderful series as Transmetropolitan
, Dark Blue
, Strange Kiss
, and others.
Ellis is known to be friends with other British comic greats, such as Alan Moore
, Garth Ennis
, and Grant Morrison
At the moment he lives in Britain
, with his girlfriend and their daughter.
At the moment a movie
script of Transmetropolitan
is in the process, as well as the rights for a Planetary television
show. He has also worked on Hostile Waters
, a PC
game, and is working with White Wolf
You can read more about the man, directly from him at http://www.warrenellis.com
. You can also subscribe to his "weekly" e-newsletter, From the Desk Of
. A collection of his 1995-1998 newsletters have been collected into a small book. He also has a collection of web articles that he wrote for a comics webpage. They're collected in Come in Alone
, and talk of the comic book industry and have recommendations at the end of each article are things to read(book, webpage, and graphic novel) and a cd to listen to.
(abridged, as according to the man)
Warren Ellis at http://www.warrenellis.com
Writers on Comics Scriptwriting
by Mark Salisbury
From the Desk of
by Warren Ellis.