Transmetropolitan, art by Darick Robertson
Warren Ellis lives in southeast England, and is famous for his writing of essays, scripts and comics. Ellis began his writing career in 1990 working for the British independent magazine Deadline. His first serial was 'Lazarus Churchyard', which was illustrated by D'Israeli published in Blast! in 1991. He then began an association with Marvel Comics, where he took over the writing of 'Hellstorm: Prince of Lies', and scripted stories for '2099 Unlimited', 'Excalibur' and 'Thor'.
He then moved over to DC Comics, Caliber Comics and the Wildstorm studio of Image Comics. He scripted the 'Gen13' spin-off 'DV8' and had a run on 'Stormwatch' with artist Tom Raney and later Bryan Hitch. He started his futuristic creator-owned series 'Transmetropolitan' with artist Darick Robertson for DC's Helix imprint in 1997. Later continued under the Vertigo label, 'Transmetropolitan' was one of DC's most popular non-superhero comics.
With John Cassaday, he created 'Planetary', also for Wildstorm, in 1999. The final issue was released in 2009. His series 'Global Frequency' ran at Wildstorm from 2002 to 2004, and each issue was illustrated by another artist (Garry Leach, Glenn Fabry, Steve Dillon, Roy Martinez, Jon J. Muth, David Lloyd, Simon Bisley, Chris Sprouse, Lee Bermejo, Tomm Coker, Jason Pearson and Gene Ha).
He returned to superheroes in 2004 with stints on Marvel's 'Ultimate Fantastic Four' and 'Iron Man'. Other new Marvel projects include the miniseries 'Nextwave' with Stuart Immonen (2006) and 'Newuniversal' with Salvador Larocca (2007). With Avatar Press he released the 'Apparat Singles Group', a set of four comics containing the first issues of imaginary comic book series.
Other recent credits are 'Fell' for Image with Ben Templesmith, 'Desolation Jones' for DC/Wildstorm with J.H. Williams III and Danijel Zezelj and 'Blackgas' for Avatar with Max Fiumara. Furthermore, Ellis's first prose novel, 'Crooked Little Vein' was published by Harper Collins in 2007. Ellis also writes for television, including the AMC series 'Dead Channel'.
and artist Darick Robertson