Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE, THE AUTHORITY and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT-bestselling GUN MACHINE and the “underground classic” novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN, as well as the digital short-story single DEAD PIG COLLECTOR. His newest book is the novella NORMAL, from FSG Originals, listed as one of Amazon’s Best 100 Books Of 2016.
The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013. IRON MAN 3 is based on his Marvel Comics graphic novel IRON MAN: EXTREMIS. He continues to work as a screenwriter and producer in film and television, represented by Angela Cheng Caplan and Cheng Caplan Company. He is the creator, writer and co-producer of the Netflix series CASTLEVANIA, the fourth and final season of which was released on Netflix in 2021.
He’s written extensively for VICE, WIRED UK and Reuters on technological and cultural matters, and given keynote speeches and lectures at events like dConstruct, ThingsCon, Improving Reality, SxSW, How The Light Gets In, Haunted Machines and Cognitive Cities.
Warren Ellis has recently developed and curated the revival of the Wildstorm creative library for DC Entertainment with the series THE WILD STORM, and the serialised graphic novel THE BATMAN’S GRAVE with THE AUTHORITY co-creator Bryan Hitch. THE AUTHORITY is slated to be adapted for cinema by DC Films.
A documentary about his work, CAPTURED GHOSTS, was released in 2012.
Recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society’s President’s Medal for service to freedom of speech, the EAGLE AWARDS Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the field of comics & graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2010, the Sidewise Award for Alternate History and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Essex.
Warren Ellis lives in south-east England.
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A PARTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHY:
CROOKED LITTLE VEIN
MINISTRY OF SPACE
IRON MAN: EXTREMIS
NEXTWAVE: AGENTS OF H.A.T.E.
SVK (with the design group BERG)
THE WILD STORM
THE BATMAN’S GRAVE
HOSTILE WATERS (main writer)
COLD WINTER (main writer)
DEAD SPACE (early development)
BRAZEN BLAZE (creative consultant, forthcoming)