If THE WAITING PLACE were on TV, you'd be dropping everything to catch it. If it were on the radio, then you'd actually use the radio you own. If it were a book, you'd be sick of hearing about it by now. But it's a comic. A very intelligent, perceptive comic about being trapped in a small place that you've already outgrown but cannot yet get away from. Might not ever get away from. The sort of town you're only born into in order to get out of. The troubled lives of people waiting to escape.
It's as clever as NORTHERN EXPOSURE wanted to be and sharper than DAWSON'S CREEK could ever hope to be.
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.