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Clockwork Angels

Credits: Written and Illustrated by Lea Hernandez
Publisher: Cyberosia


I remember seeing comics for girls here in Britain in the Seventies. Pretty much a parade of Pollyannas mildly victimised by wicked stepmothers, tearfully confessing their secret emotional lives and fears to stoic Border Collies during midnight feasts of lemonade and cake, frequently tied up to keep the old male artists' interest alive.

CLOCKWORK ANGELS isn't like those.

I do see it as a comic for girls, yes - but as a comic for real girls. It's got romance and family villainy and mistrust, and it is a very decorative book, and there are pretty dresses and all that - but it also has bite and subversion and venom and humour and a bit of the old ultra-violence. All of which makes it nothing less than just like all the women of my experience.

Which may simply indicate that I have a history of hanging around the wrong type of girl...

-- Warren Ellis

Warren Ellis has written around thirty graphic novels, comics, prose fiction, journalism, videogames and screenplays. Sometimes he take photographs. He also creates and co-creates websites, including this one. He has awards and stuff, he's been in big magazines and newspapers, and he's been published in Nature, which he always mentions because it makes him laugh. He's on the web at warrenellis.com and diepunyhumans.com.


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