Mar 28, 2017

Super Weird Moore

Alan Moore portrait by Mal Earl.
Excerpt from an interview conducted by Josh Ray and published on Super Weird Substance site in March 2017. Here you can read the complete piece.

Alan Moore: "I think imagination is one of the single most important qualities, as individuals or as a culture, and certainly has a massive part to play in what happens next. I would caution, though, that imagination in itself can never be enough, and that it is important to understand that imagination only functions perfectly as part of a balanced and integrated system. With only our imagination, it is easy to become lost in fantasies, delusions, crappy superhero movies or dreams of what it will be like when we win the lottery, often to the detriment of our actual reality. As individuals, and thus presumably as a culture, we need to be certain that our imaginings are balanced and modified by both our compassion and our intellect. Then, when they have achieved that state of balance, we must use our applied Will to force them into manifest, material existence in the physical world. Yes, this is Trojan Horse kabbalah and magic, but it’s also the way that everything comes into being, be that a piece of music, a book or a social movement."

Mar 24, 2017

Big Nemo's thumbnails

Thumbnails by Moore.
From Colleen Doran Twitter account, posted the 18th of March, above Alan Moore thumbnails and notes for Electricomics' Big Nemo.
The final story has been drawn by Colleen Doran with colours by José Villarrubia.

Mar 12, 2017

Faith No More

A frame from Act of Faith short movie.

AMY: Still touching on Faith, I loved the Faith No More CD in the film.
MOORE: I’m glad you noticed that! We tried to pay attention to everything. Like the bottle of vodka she puts down is Tunguska, which is where, in 1908, a meteor or something, impacted and completely devastated the area. It looked like a nuclear attack. So we thought, “Tunguska Vodka: It will flatten you.” Everything that you see is something that we invented, with the exception of the Faith No More CD. It was an irresistible pun.

[The complete interview is available HERE.]

Mar 9, 2017

Alan Moore by Doogie Horner

Art by Doogie Horner.

Above, an intense portrait sketch of Alan Moore by comedian, writer and artist Doogie Horner.
More info about him here.

Feb 22, 2017

The music of Alan Moore (in 2002)

Excerpt from a small interview published in Mojo magazine N.99, February 2002. 

[...] Mojo: What, if push comes to shove, is your all-time favourite album? 
"The Humors of..." by Lewis Furey. He’s an American artist who did a couple of albums, "Lewis Furey", and "The Humors of Lewis Furey". He was obviously influenced by the David Bowie glam scene, disco and leftfield Brecht stuff. 

[...] Mojo: What do you sing in the shower? 
Alan Moore: Most of my house is a hovel, but my bathroom is like something Alexander the Great would soak in. l was doing The Smiths yesterday, "How Soon ls Now?" l also tend to find meself doing Elvis Costello, Warren Zevon - it was "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" a couple of days ago.

Feb 15, 2017

Feb 14, 2017

Alan Moore talks Doctor Who!

Vworp Vworp! Vol. 3 (cover by Martin Geraghty).
From editor Colin Brockhurst:
Volume 3 of Vworp Vworp!: exclusive in-depth interview with world’s greatest comics writer Alan Moore, free Dalek CD, new comic strips, and much more!
We’re back and this time with a special bumper 208-page edition! In this issue, we explore Alan Moore’s Doctor Who backup strips, published in Doctor Who Weekly and Monthly in 1980 and 1981. Featuring the Cybermen, the Autons and the Time Lords, these strips were not only Alan’s very first professional work, but would go on to influence both comics and Doctor Who in ways he could never have foreseen.
Here, Alan recalls his 1980 tale, Black Legacy: “I decided that if I couldn’t use Daleks then the next biggest Doctor Who enemy would probably be the Cybermen... As I understood it, the main part of the Cybermen ethos was efficiency, and a kind of a hygiene. Physical and mental disease would be completely unknown to the Cybermen. So I thought, what if there was something that could reintroduce these forgotten terrors to this race that has evolved beyond the fear of mental and physical illness?”

Vworp Vworp! is edited and designed by Colin Brockhurst
Published by Gareth Kavanagh/Malevilus Publications

You can buy a copy HERE.