Warren Ellis’s latest newsletter is its usual chatty and information packed self. Injection, his collaboration with Declan Shalvey, is coming back on March 15th, and the above art was teased.
He also has a new edition of SPEKTRMODULE, an “ambient/haunted music” podcast he puts up from time to time. This is excellent music for walking around the city in a snowstorm. Try it!
One of Ellis’s notorious delayed projects is also finally wrapping up, Karnak, a six-issue mini series that launched in October 2015 and appeared intermittently after that.
KARNAK 6 is now wrapped – I proofed the colours and lettering on Tuesday night. Given its uniquely difficult run, I think Marvel will be happy to lay it to rest. I was only ever on it for six issues, but I somehow doubt anyone will be following me on that property for a while. Respect to my artists, Gerardo Zaffino and Roland Boschi, colourist Dan Brown, letterer Clayton Cowles, Darren Shan in the office and, particularly, editor Nick Lowe, for giving me the space to write this horrible little book. I suspect I have outstayed my welcome at Marvel with this thing that was really just bad readings of philosophy, punching, and a character study of an absolute trashfire of a human being. But I like to think it was worth it.
The collected edition comes out in March for all to enjoy.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.