Sequart at C2E2

If you’re going to be at C2E2 in Chicago on Saturday, 19 March, come check out Sequart’s “Year of Ellis” panel.

Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)The panel will be held from 4:30 – 5:30pm in room 475a.

Panelists will include Bleeding Cool‘s Rich Johnston, Julian Darius, Kevin Thurman, and Brett Williams.

The panel will discuss Sequart’s “Year of Ellis” initiative, consisting of three books and a documentary film:

Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary Guide, currently in Previews and available for order through your local comic shop. Edited by Cody Walker, it includes contributions by panelists Darius and Thurman.

Voyage in Noise: Warren Ellis and the Demise of Western Civilization, covering Ellis’s entire body of work, is written by panelist Kevin Thurman.

Shot in the Face: A Savage Journey to the Heart of Transmetropolitan, edited by Chad Nevett, features contributions by Darius, Thurman, and Williams.

Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary Guide Voyage in Noise: Warren Ellis and the Demise of Western Civilization Shot in the Face: A Savage Journey to the Heart of Transmetropolitan

Last but not least, the documentary film Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, directed by Patrick Meaney, is executive produced by Darius and features interviews with Johnston, who has long been a friend of Warren Ellis.

The panel will feature never-before-seen footage from the movie, due later this year.

Basically, we’ll be discussing everything you ever wanted to know about Warren Ellis. So if you’re a fan, be sure not to miss it!

(And directly afterwards, Sequart founder Julian Darius is honored to be presenting an award at Johnston’s Bleeding Cool C2E2 Awards in room 475b, so follow us over!)

This year’s C2E2 — Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo — will be held from Friday, 18 March, to Sunday, 20 March.  For more information, visit

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In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Dr. Julian Darius founded what would become Sequart 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 comic book Martian Comics. He currently lives in Illinois.

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Also by Julian Darius:

This Lightning, This Madness: Understanding Alan Moore\'s Miracleman, Book One


Classics on Infinite Earths: The Justice League and DC Crossover Canon



New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics


executive producer

When Manga Came to America: Super-Hero Revisionism in Mai, the Psychic Girl


a short documentary on Chris Claremont's historic run and its influence

executive producer

Warren Ellis: The Captured Ghosts Interviews


Voyage in Noise: Warren Ellis and the Demise of Western Civilization


Shot in the Face: A Savage Journey to the Heart of Transmetropolitan


The Weirdest Sci-Fi Comic Ever Made: Understanding Jack Kirby\'s 2001: A Space Odyssey


The Devil is in the Details: Examining Matt Murdock and Daredevil


Everything and a Mini-Series for the Kitchen Sink: Understanding Infinite Crisis


Revisionism, Radical Experimentation, and Dystopia in Keith Giffen\'s Legion of Super-Heroes


And the Universe so Big: Understanding Batman: The Killing Joke


a feature-length documentary film on celebrated comics writer Warren Ellis

executive producer

Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary Guide


Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen


a documentary on the life and work of celebrated comics writer Grant Morrison

executive producer

Improving the Foundations: Batman Begins from Comics to Screen


Teenagers from the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-Heroes


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