Sequart Research & Literacy Organization is proud to publish Warren Ellis: The Captured Ghosts Interviews.
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.
For these interviews, Ellis was interviewed by Patrick Meaney and Kevin Thurman, with Jordan Rennert and Amber Yoder. The book also has an introduction by Julian Darius.
The book augments Sequart’s three other books on Ellis and Ellis-scripted series. Voyage in Noise: Warren Ellis and the Demise of Western Civilization, by Kevin Thurman and Julian Darius, examines Ellis’s entire career, searching out themes. Shot in the Face: A Savage Journey to the Heart of Transmetropolitan, edited by Chad Nevett, examines the landmark series Ellis produced with Darick Robertson. Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary Guide, edited by Cody Walker, examines the landmark series Ellis produced with John Cassaday. Of course, there’s also the documentary film Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, directed by Patrick Meaney, for which the interviews in this new book were conducted. Taken together, these four books and the documentary represent a significant body of scholarship on this critical figure in comics history.