Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Following from my post on Warren Ellis, here's another gem that I just got round to read.

"23 years ago, 12 strange children were born in England at exactly the same moment.
6 years ago, the world ended.
This is the story of what happened next."

In less than 30 words, Ellis has painted an image in our minds of what FreakAngels is about. I'd say that's damn effective copywriting. Both Ellis and Alan Moore earlier had written about how to go about writing a story pitch. Keep it simple and make sure to pack a punch.

Of course, some would say it's derivative (smart alecs would draw comparison with The Umbrella Academy and isn't there a poet character in Rising Stars that is similar to the recorder character here?), but that's the genre, isn't it? 3 volumes out so far and it has been quite a ride. Ellis and artist Paul Duffield are taking their time to tell their story, creating the world and characters of a post-whatever Earth.

Vol 1 and 2 can be found at Prologue. Then pop over to Kino to find Vol 3.

And if you don't know, FreakAngels started out as a 6-page weekly comic on the net in 2008 and still running now.


1 comment:

JF said...

Interesting read. Thanks for the link!