Jan 22, 2015

Julie Schwartz obituary by Alan Moore

Excerpt from "For Julie Schwartz - obituary by Alan Moore" included in four of the eight tribute issues that DC Comics published in 2004 to celebrate the legendary Julius Schwartz.

[...] A funny, brilliant, endlessly enthusiastic twelve-year-old up in an old man suit, Julie spent his life mining the gold-seam of the future; is too big, then, to be ever truly swallowed by the past. He was a friend, he was an inspiration, was the founder of our dreams. He ruined my reputation as a gentle pacifist by claiming that I'd seized him by the throat and sworn to kill him if he didn't let me write his final episodes of Superman, and how, now, am I supposed to contradict a classic Julius Schwartz yarn? So, all right: it's true. I picked him up and shook him like a British nanny, and I hope whenever he is now, he's satisfied by this shamefaced confession.

Goodnight, Julie. It has been our privilege to have known you.

You were the best.

Alan Moore
Northampton, March 17th, 2004

[The complete text can be read at Neil Gaiman's site: here.]

Jan 20, 2015

20th Anniversary Watchmen tribute: Richard Nixon

Art by Massimo Giacon.
Above, an amazing portrait of U.S. President Richard Nixon drawn by well-known Italian artist MASSIMO GIACON. The illustration was included, in black and white, in the gallery section of Watchmen 20 anni dopo, an Italian tribute book published in 2006 by Lavieri.

Published on this blog with the author's permission.
For more info about Massimo Giacon, visit his site: here.

Jan 13, 2015

Alan Moore on Charlie Hebdo

I am not saying people should not be free to join whichever religion they choose but should we be forced to live our lives around a belief system that originated somewhere around the fourth or fifth century BC. I cannot see any more reason to base a belief system around Christianity, Judaism or Islam than I can around Lord of the Rings. [Alan Moore]

Dec 28, 2014

that's not a bad thing

Alan Moore with daughter and editor Leah. Photograph: Mitch Jenkins/Leah Moore.
Excerpt from the interview included in the Electricomics booklet.

Alan Moore: We may end up creating something that isn't technically a comic at all but that's not a bad thing. We'll just have to give a name to whatever it is that we've actually formed. Yeah, this has got an awful lot of possibilities, with things that you can do. I suppose what I'm thinking is when I do something as sophisticated, or more sophisticated, in this medium that I can do with comics, as they stand at the moment, then I will be finally convinced.

The Electricomics booklet can be ordered here.

Dec 24, 2014

Alan Moore by Eddie Campbell

Art by Eddie Campbell.
Above, a magic portrait of Alan Moore by From Hell's artist Eddie Campbell. It's an ex-libris produced for the French edition of The Birth Caul. More details here.

Eddie Campbell's blog: here.

Dec 18, 2014

Alan Moore by Joseph Viglioglia

Art by Joseph Viglioglia.

Above, an intense portrait of Alan Moore by Italian professional comic book artist Joseph Viglioglia (also known as Joseph Vig or Eon).

For more info about Viglioglia visit his site: here.

Dec 10, 2014

V by Marco Foderà

Art by Marco Foderà.
Above, an explosive sketch of V by Italian professional comic book artist Marco Foderà.

Nov 27, 2014

Where does he get his ideas? by Batton Lash

Art by Batton Lash.
Below you can read the 2 page story written and drawn by well-known comic book creator BATTON LASH for Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman book (2003, Abiogenesis Press, page 152-153). Batton Lash is currently contributing a new strip to a former collaborator of Moore's, David Lloyd, for his Aces Weekly project. 

Where does he get his ideas? is published on this blog with the author's permission.

For more info about Batton Lash visit his site here.
Where does he get his ideas? by Batton Lash.