Official Press Release
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA (August 8, 2001) Award-winning comic book retailer Rory Root and AiT/Planet Lar publisher Larry Young jointly announced today the only US appearance of Warren Ellis in 2001.
“Warren has been an remarkable force for reinvigorating a passion for comics through his innovative work on Transmetropolitan, The Authority, Planetary, and Ministry of Space,” said Root. “Certainly his efforts online building a sense of community with the Warren Ellis Forum on delphi, coupled with building a sense of responsibility with his column ‘Come in Alone,’ has garnered a stronger audience for his work in particular and for comics in general.”
“The collected version of Come in Alone has proved itself to be quite the juggernaut in terms of comic book industry opinion-leading,” said Young,” and we’re proud to keep it in print and available. At Warren’s appearance, we should also have available some behind-the-scenes work from his upcoming original graphic novel, Switchblade Honey.”
Latest in his continuing efforts to bring Truth to the masses, Warren will be making a personal appearance at Comic Relief on September 8th, from 3 pm until 6 pm.
Comic Relief is located at 2138 University Avenue in Berkeley, California. Winner of the very first Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award, Comic Relief most recently was the winner of the San Francisco Weekly’s 2001 Reader’s Poll for Best Comic Book Store as well as the SF Bay Guardian’s Reader’s Poll for Best Comic Book Store. Comic Relief has been proudly serving the Bay Area for nearly fifteen years.
AiT/Planet Lar is a pop-culture company dedicated to bringing high-quality entertainment to the masses through the creation of original projects or producing works deserving of wider recognition. Currently the company is focused on producing Original Graphic Novels to be distributed through mass-market bookstores, Amazon.com, and specialty bookshops around the world.
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