Apr 10, 2015

Ed Brubaker favourite comic and writer

Cover for Warrior N.5.
During the recent WonderCon, acclaimed writer Ed Brubaker was asked what is his favourite comic book and writer. Brubaker answered: V for Vendetta and Alan Moore.

Apr 9, 2015

Alan Moore on Gabriel Andrade

Page from Crossed Plus One Hundred N. 1. Art by Gabriel Andrade.
Moore talks about Crossed + One Hundred artist Gabriel Andrade.
Excerpt from an interview conducted by Pádraig Ó Méalóid, posted on The Beat.

Alan Moore: [...] I’ve seen Gabriel’s art up to #4, which looks tremendous – Gabriel Andrade, real old-school brilliant. There’s been a lot of – funny, some of the stuff about working on Crossed has reminded me a bit of – the values of it, it’s reminded me a bit of working on 2000 AD, or something. All right, it’s a lot more sweary, and a lot more violent, and there’s a lot more sex in it but, I don’t know, we’re using that very regular six-panel grid, and it’s a science fiction story, so, yeah, there’s been – and it’s done with an artist like Gabriel Andrade who’s clearly not afraid of using a few blacks. He comes from an – obviously from, it looks like a black-and-white comics school. It’s like the artists from England, or the Philippines, or – most places other than America, really.

Apr 5, 2015

Alan Moore portrait by Brian Ralph

Art by Brian Ralph.
Above, a funny Moore's portrait by Brian Ralph, from the Watchmen sketchbook by a certain "Rickey". More sketches can be seen here.

Apr 4, 2015

Voice of the fire new edition

Cover by Dave McKean.
Subterranean Press announced a new edition of Voice of the Fire, the first novel written by Alan Moore, originally published by Gollancz in 1996. The book was later published in 2004 by Top Shelf Productions with colour plates by artist José Villarrubia and an introduction by Neil Gaiman (paperback edition published in 2009; new printing scheduled for August 2015).

The Subterrean Press edition will be published in June and it's available for preorder (here) with dust jacket and endpaper illustrations by Dave McKean, original introduction by Joe Hill.
Limited: 750 signed numbered oversize hardcovers.
Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase. This version is already sold out.

Mar 28, 2015

Miracleman Artifact Edition

IDW announced a Miracleman Artifact Edition. The hardcover will contains 144 pages and it is solicited as being $95.

More details at Comicsalliance: here.

Mar 23, 2015

Jacen Burrows on Providence

Page from Providence N. 1.Art by Jacen Burrows.
Excerpt from an interview to Providence's artist Jacen Burrows. Interview conducted by Hannah Means Shannon for BleedingCool.

HMS: For Providence, you get to draw monsters, you get to draw people, you get to draw people who are monsters. What do you think is viscerally scary for comic readers, and what are some of your strategies for affecting readers in such a way?
[...] The hope being that when the horrific things happen or when our lead character stumbles into the darker corners of the Lovecraftian world that they will be all the more horrific in contrast. Robert Black doesn’t live in a shady nightmare world; he lives in our world, which sometimes intersects with things that will horrify him down to his bones. There are definitely some opportunities to design and show some really scary stuff, but I think it is the contrast with the recognizable but still somewhat alien 1919 setting that amplifies the creepiness.


HMS: What do you think of being the first artist to visually harmonize the majority of Lovecraft’s stories into a single universe?
JB: This is really Alan’s accomplishment. I know what it took for him to bring it all together and from the beginning my goal was just to deliver his vision as accurately as I could. As long as he is happy, I am happy. I’m sure once it is complete I will be able to appreciate the whole thing in more of an academic light as an enthusiastic Lovecraft fan.

River of Ghosts Screenprint

Art by Kevin O'Neill.
A brand new A3 four colour screenprint to celebrate the release of Nemo: River of Ghosts! Limited edition of 250. Signed by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill. Exclusive to Gosh! Comics. Buy here.