warrenellis: I must be mad, I’m looking at POD book services…

August 31st, 2007 | FeedWordPress

warrenellis: I must be mad, I’m looking at POD book services…

[BAD SIGNAL] Silent Running

August 30th, 2007 | FeedWordPress

bad signal

I just found out, through a letter
from my half-sister, that my
stepfather died a couple of weeks
ago.  Never got on with the bastard
particularly well; one of those people
where it was hard to tell if he was
massively bipolar or just an arsehole.
He got run over some years ago,
to the laughter of many, and had
a morphine pump installed in the
leg that got wrecked.  It seems that
mistakes were made during a 
recent surgical overhaul of the pump,
and he died at home of deep vein
thrombosis a week later.  Evidently
my brother found him.  He'd been
dead a few days, I gather.

Hadn't spoken to him since my mum's
funeral.  His funeral's today, and,
as I say, I just found out.  The date
stamp on the envelope suggest our
local postal service has worked its
usual magic, and smoke signals would
have been a better option.  So, no,
I'm not there, though it might have
been worth popping along just to
make sure he's dead.

Still, I learned a lot from the man,
stupid evil old shitbag that he was.
Including, I think, looking at his
behavior over the years and deciding
that that's not what a man is.  That
said, he gave me the first job I
ever had --  a Saturday milkman
at age 16, one of the worst jobs
you can conceive of, and hugely

We came to an understanding, over
the years, and I know he had a
certain respect for me, for doing
things my own way.  And, he once
told me, for moving out at 18,
which he said he couldn't have done.
Of course, at the time he told me
that, I didn't know he'd destroyed in
a fit of anger a box of books I'd left
at the house.

Still and all...not going to be a very
productive day, I think.  That's no
way to go.

Goodbye, you spiteful old bastard.
Sleep well.

-- W

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Warren Ellis: “The (Jack) Kirby tradition is to create a new comic.”

August 29th, 2007 | FeedWordPress

Warren Ellis: “The (Jack) Kirby tradition is to create a new comic.”

[BAD SIGNAL] CLV Limited Edition: Special Offer

August 28th, 2007 | FeedWordPress

bad signal

Just found  this out: if you order the Sub Press limited edition
of CROOKED LITTLE VEIN  by the end of Tuesday, they'll
knock $15 off the cover  price.



--  W  




[BAD SIGNAL] Wherein I Decide That Perhaps I Sometimes Drink Too Much

August 27th, 2007 | FeedWordPress

bad signal

Someone’s just unearthed a post I wrote on, I think, MySpace, possibly
a year ago. And I don’t remember writing it. Which doesn’t bode well,
really. It may have been one of those “hey someone else is looking
after my daughter I can drink the entire whisky cabinet” weekends.
The post reads:

“I have decided that the next stage of my Conquering of the world
requires that I take a flock, or perhaps coven, of Internet Wives.

“For the men reading this, I believe I also require an army of
Eunuch Guards to attend them.

“It’s a horrible fate for you all, I know, but you can’t stand in
the way of the Future.”

What’s worse: I am completely sober (if hopped up on Turkish coffee),
and I’m wondering if there isn’t some kind of web badge or merch
I could get out of this. If people are freaky enough to wear the HOLY
SLUT ARMY t that Donna Desborough knocked out, then maybe

…no. I need more coffee. And possibly a slap.

– W