Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sharks and Digital Death

Very much like the way sharks need to continuously move in order to breathe and therefore survive, having a constant web presence means continued virtual existence. So rather than suffer digital death, I'm reviving my writing blog. (Moreover, I've been writing a lot more lately and not drawing as much.)

Came across this while doing a search for a podcast interview with one of my favorite writers, Warren Ellis. It's a rare audio interview with the English writer. He talks about his novel Crooked Little Vein. If you haven't read any of his works and want to jump right in, I'd suggest starting with his seminal comics series Transmetropolitan. Imagine notorious journalist Hunter S. Thompson in a dystopian future and you have only a kernel of an idea of what the series is about.

For those of you who want just a taste of his writing - though considering his versatility that might be difficult - then you can't go wrong with NextWave: Agents of Hate (a wild, action-packed, subversive take on super hero teams) and Ocean (an excellent blend of action/adventure with science fiction).

Transmetropolitan cover courtesy of Vertigo Comics.

© Frank Reynoso, Jan. 12, 2010

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