Starting tonight, and going through next week, I will be doing quick portraits of the people that have inspired me artistically- whether in writing, art, music, whatever.
The first is Warren Ellis. A fucking genius. Really. One of the greatest writers to breathe air into comics (and crime novels). It takes a great mind to be able to see things from above. To write pastiche in new ways, to create characters that are so far off the deep end (Spider Jerusalem) yet can be so emotive and touching at the same time.
His writing, the diversity of his writing, is one of the influences that continue to make me push boundaries. You can never go too far.