Warren Ellis has teamed up with another artist for a series of flash fiction pieces. this time around it is the incomparable Molly Crabapple. On his end, Ellis produced the following piece of writing:
No-one knows how old Ariadne is any more. She’s said by many to live in seclusion within a cloaked and baroque lunar atelier, which is a strange thing for a woman known to have wanted to see everything there is to see. Some say that, by some hypercosmic string magic, she watches herself as a child, studying the day that curious young Ariadne had her idea. No-one had told little Ariadne not to ask questions, and when she worked out that plants were the best machines of all, she asked why they couldn’t be made to do things that her computer machines could do. And when no-one had a good enough response, Ariadne came up with the best answer of all: I will find out by learning how to make them do that. And that is why Ariadne lives on the moon, and why we are all here today.
For her part, Crabapple created this piece:
People interested in purchasing the limited edition print can do so here.
This is the first of five pieces in the collaboration.
Ellis previously collaborated with artist Eliza Gauger on a stunning series called Deep Map Pilots.