Friday, June 6, 2008

LONDON? BOLLOCKS!


Despite the piss pour rain, London's not a bad place. Its the blokes who thinks they own the place that I can't stand. The blokes who don't mind shoving their closet arse down your throats in the name of making themselves heard. Those kind of blokes. Once upon a time, the piss pour rain thought otherwise and washed London out. Together with those arse type blokes. Warren Ellis reports. Killer art by Paul Duffield. Remember, this is no longer Jeremiah. This is not Tintin or Astrix. Enter with your head intact and your stomach emptied. Here.

5 comments:

Cikgu Screwtape said...

Duffield's art is very similar to Alphona's art on "Runaways". I like it a lot.

Ellis is a strange brew for me. I like him once in a long while and hate him most of the other times.

His Avatar stuff doesn't do anything for me.

Planetery made me hate over-analysis.

Authority made me cry (for Jenny, most of all).

Transmet scared me so I didn't buy it (you read the whole 10+1 set?).

Ult. FF made me a believer again.

Nextwave made me laugh.

Finally, Freakangels. Personal introspective stuff on flooded city and racial identity. This was what Vertigo used to be. It's painful to read it - makes me long for the good old days. Also makes me long for Enki Bilal and the European madmen who told painfully personal/introspective stuff.

~ Edmund

Anonymous said...

I suffering withdrawal symptoms, just finished 10 of transmet. Refused to read 0. I mean after that what else is there?! 0 is a collection of transmet prose from ellis with 10 or 15 atists from all over.

So I am re-reading Hunter Thompson. Just like Transmet except you have to create the pictures in your head. Not hard to do if you have 1 - 10 of Transmet burned into the head!

Ellis was an accident. I read his prose, Come in Alone, before his graphics novels. Started with the Avatar one shots and got really inspired after Bad World. Transmet was a residue from the past that just need closure. (Its still open, I refuse to read 0!)

Blame the net for Lazarus Churchyard - Ellis first comic. I slipped and missed the fork on the road after that. Hellblazer was surreal and now I know why folks hate Constantine the movie. I still think its watchable... Spider under whisky glass and Constantine blowing smoke into glass, "Welcome to my world!" That was an Ellis line.

SIN is junkie paradise. Specialty shops and direct sales vendor everywhere. I dare not go in anymore. So I go to Kino and now I am doomed. Said you saw Fell there? I am going to Kino now...

Pltypus
(shoot me)

Anonymous said...

Just came back from Kino.
I FELL-ed. (I am doomed.)

Richard Fell.
This noir redux for the damned generation. No future. No istory. Just here. And here is snowtown. A town without mercy. Here is one man. And the truth. Swore Ellis could be writing about Puchong or SIN.

Bought the trade. saw the singles at another place. Now I'm kicking ass. The singles include post-commentary and prose doctrine of snowtown at each story end. The trade just collect the stories. That's not a bad thing. But damn! The singles have the extra artwork and alt panels and the author and his ideas and...

Does this happen to you or is it just me? I am doomed right?

Pltypus

Cikgu Screwtape said...

Hahaha! It happens to me all the time but a lot less now because of financial-shortage! Also, I've got tons of backlog books to read. Truth be told, I identify with people who are obsessive and/or addicted rather than people who take it easy and buy books leisurely.

I tried to put off Brian K. Vaughn for the past 6-7 years. Tried to stay away from it despite the fact that everyone keeps telling me about the *greatness* of titles like Ex Machina, Pride of Baghdad, Runaways and Y: The Last Man. Finally picked up Runaways the last time Simon was here. Now I'm hooked! But I'm reading it very, very slowly. Kinda like an issue every 4 days or so. That's how I maintain some control.

How's FELL?

~ Edmund

Cikgu Screwtape said...

I'm DYING to read "Messiah Complex". Really, really DYING to read it. It's like "X-Cutioner's Song" but more matured... :(

19 days to pay-day.....

Sigh...

~ Edmund