I’m in a Book About Spider Jerusalem!

About three years ago, I wrote an essay on whether Spider Jerusalem, lead character of Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson, was a superhero. Now, it’s in print in Shot in the Face: A Savage Journey to the Heart of Transmetropolitan, the newest Sequart anthology.

I haven’t seen a copy yet — my contributor copies are on their way to me — so if you get one before I do, let me know what you think. In addition to exploring the series as “a long-form comics masterpiece, a sci-fi comic that succeeded despite the odds, and an examination of journalism and politics”, the book also includes interviews with both Ellis and Robertson.

(Note, if the book makes a profit, then I get some tiny percentage of it, since a small piece of the income is shared across all those authors — but I have an author credit at Amazon!)

6 Responses to “I’m in a Book About Spider Jerusalem!”

  1. David Oakes Says:

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer reviewer.

  2. Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 8/13/2013: Congrats Paul and Susi! — The Beat Says:

    […] § A book of essays on Warren Ellis’s Transmetropolitan is out from Sequart; contributors include Chad Nevett, Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson, Julian Darius, Kevin Thurman, Patrick Meaney, Ryan K. Lindsay, Sean Witzke, Greg Burgas, Johanna Draper Carlson, Sara K. Ellis, Jason Michelitch, Chris Murphy, Brett Williams and a Kevin Colden cover. (via) […]

  3. Aaron Mansheim Says:

    Congrats! At first I was gonna check in my copy of Sammy Spider’s First Trip to Israel but this is even better!

  4. Dwight Williams Says:


  5. Eric Gimlin Says:

    Had to wait for payday, but this is now on my Kindle. I’ll slightly modify what David said: Couldn’t happen to a nicer person.

  6. Johanna Says:

    Thank you all very much! I hope I get to see how it turned out soon — I’m not sure when comp copies will be sent out.




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