Through works like Transmetropolitan, Planetary, and The Authority, Warren Ellis has changed the history of comic books. In this book, Kevin Thurman and Julian Darius examine Ellis’s body of work, exploring (among other topics) how his early work for Marvel Comics prefigures the concerns of his later work, how his super-heroes respond to comics history, his use of religion, his use of violence, his fascination with lizards (and what they reveal about the human condition), and how his characters often use anger as a stimulus for revolutionary social action, in defiance of the West’s 21st-century malaise. Topical interviews with Ellis complement several essays, expanding the reader’s understanding of the themes in Ellis’s work.
Voyage in Noise:
Warren Ellis and the Demise of Western Civilization
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kevin Thurman is a writer based in Chicago. He blogs about comics, life, and music at errantghost.tumblr.com.
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Also by Kevin Thurman:
- Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts (creative consultant)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Dr. Julian Darius founded what would become Sequart Research & Literacy Organization. After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), he obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English. In 2011, he founded Martian Lit, which publishes creative work, including his transgressive novel Nira/Sussa and The Many Lives of Yelena Moulin (serialized online for free). His blog is Fire Pug Kills Eight. He currently lives in Illinois.
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Also by Julian Darius:
- Comics in Focus: Chris Claremont's X-Men (executive producer)
- Diagram for Delinquents: Fredric Wertham and the Evolution of Comic Books (producer)
- The Image Revolution (executive producer)
- Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts (executive producer)