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Nevett, Chad, ed. Shot in the Face: A savage journey to the heart of transmetropolitan. Edwardsville: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization, 2013. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1940589002
BibTeX citation key: Nevett2013
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Transmetropolitan", Collection of essays, Ellis. Warren, Journalism, Robertson. Darick, Science Fiction, United Kingdom, USA
Creators: Nevett
Publisher: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization (Edwardsville)
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Published in 1997-2002, Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson’s Transmetropolitan became famous for its foul-mouthed protagonist, Spider Jerusalem, and his “filthy assistants.” But it’s also a long-form comics masterpiece, a sci-fi comic that succeeded despite the odds, and an examination of journalism and politics — and how they intersect, or fail to do so. This book explores all these topics and more, from multiple points of view. It also includes interviews with both Ellis and Robertson.

Table of Contents

Brett Williams: From Helix to Vertigo: The Unusual Publication History of Transmetropolitan (1)
Sean Witzke: The Future is Inherently a Good Thing: Is the World of Transmetropolitan Utopian or Dystopian? (7)
Sean Witzke: Zero Society: The Ballardian Science Fiction of Transmetropolitan (15)
Chris Murphy: Think for Yourself and Question Authority: Politics and Transmetropolitan (24)
Ryan K. Lindsay: Caffeine in My Fingers: Journalism of the Future via Zapruder Tweets and Woodward/Bernstein Feeds (32)
Patrick Meaney: Two Tugs of a Dead Dog’s Cock about Truthiness: Transmetropolitan and 21st-Century Politics (47)
Chad Nevett: Fear and Loathing in the City: The Influence of Hunter S. Thompson on Transmetropolitan (59)
Greg Burgas: Supporting Players: Women in Transmetropolitan (72)
Sara K. Ellis: Manifest Trashscape: Transmetropolitan as Post-Post-Western (83)
Julian Darius: Grid of Mutilation: The Structure of Transmetropolitan (91)
Johanna Draper Carlson: Spider Jerusalem: Super-Hero of the Future? (105)
Jason Michelitch: The Overlooked Importance of Darick Robertson (115)
Interview: Darick Robertson on Transmetropolitan (126)
Kevin Thurman: Let Us All Drown Screaming: Transmetropolitan and Warren Ellis’s Body of Work (137)
Interview: Warren Ellis on Transmetropolitan (143)

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