Garth EnnisGarth Ennis is an Irish writer of American comic books, known for his strong characterisation, witty dialogue and liberal (and often controversial) use of violence and profanity. He enjoys a large cult following.
Ennis began writing comics in the late 1980s for the weekly British anthology 2000 AD, eventually graduating on to the title's flagship character, Judge Dredd, whose strip he scripted on and off for a number of years. He was poached by American publishers D.C. in the mid 1990s, for whom he has written a number of titles.
Ennis' landmark work to date is the sixty six-issue epic 'Preacher', which he co-created with artist Steve Dillon. The highly original tale of a dissillussioned preacher with supernatural powers (literally) searching for a God who has abandoned His creation, it drew plaudits for Ennis from all sections of the media; the Guardian newspaper made one of the 'Preacher' collections book of the week, and film director Kevin Smith described it as "Better than a night at the movies." Other titles Ennis has scripted include 'Hellblazer', 'Hitman', and, for Marvel, 'The Punisher'.