There are things that go on inside of Warren Ellis’ head that few can comprehend. It isn’t necessarily the things he thinks about so much as how he thinks about them. For example, anyone can discuss the merits/demerits of Electronic Voice Phenomenon… but to apply that to everything from electromagnetic fields to a Burial album to one’s childhood obsession with a now dead magazine called The Unexplained is something few can dream of achieving. Perhaps his is a special mind, one that cannot be replicated by any form of artificial intelligence or programming or organic replication. Or, perhaps he is simply so unflinching in digging deeply into all the things that fascinate and keep him conscious at night that he only seems special. Regardless, his non-fictional (well, his fiction too) musings are something of a discreet significance. You get the feeling that what he’s telling you is important, but you don’t know why (See his Do Anything series originally published by Rich Johnston’s site Bleeding Cool). Now he’s back again… waxing poetic on whatever happens to currently tickling his brain stem (which is, in so many words, “the haunting and the ghosts”).
And here’s a wonderfully abstract portrait of the man off DeviantArt: