Apr 22, 2019

Eddie Campbell on The Birth Caul

Excerpt from an interview I did in 2000 published on my Ultrazine.org (not online anymore).

EDDIE CAMPBELL: The Birth Caul is the best thing that Alan has ever written. He wrote it as a theatrical performance monologue which he performed in the old county court house in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on his 40th birthday. It was recorded and released as a CD and subsequently we adapted it into a comic. 
It is a dark and profound piece of poetry which made extraordinary demands upon me as an artist, particularly the chapters on childhood where he has re-created perfectly more than anything else I have ever read the feelings of growing up.
I had to come up with many unusual solutions to the problems of matching images to such an elusive text. In one instance I smashed up an alarm clock and glued parts of it to the page. In another I stitched together a miniature pair of child's pajamas and glued them to the page.

Apr 21, 2019

Cyclopic Moore by Brian Catling

Art by Brian Catling.
Above, a recent portrait of Alan Moore as a cyclops by poet, sculptor, writer, performance artist, and educator Brian Catling

"[...] a revealing portrayal of a well-known warlock from Northampton, celebrating the singularity of his genius."

Apr 10, 2019

Extraordinary Moore by Jim Lee

Art by JIM LEE.
Above, the (rarely seen) stunning illustration drawn by superstar artist JIM LEE as contribution to the sold-out  Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman, published in 2003 by Abiogenesis on the occasion of Moore's 50th birthday.

I remember we received the art at the very last moment, probably just few days before going to print and... we were totally blew away by it!

Grazie mille, Jim!

Feb 27, 2019

Wide-eyed Moore

Art by Paolo Massagli.
Paolo Massagli did it again! Above you can admire his new stunning portrait of the Northampton based writer.

Paolo Massagli is known for his indie works which combines horror with sensuality; his most recent comics have been published in Italy by Hollow Press (here).

Feb 18, 2019

The Tempest hardcover

Art by Kevin O'Neill.
Above, Kevin O'Neill's cover for the hardcover edition of The Tempest, the final adventure of the LoEG. The volume is scheduled for October release.

More info HERE.

Jan 25, 2019

Alan Moore by Joseph Michael Linsner

Art by Joseph Michael Linsner.
Above a stunning portrait of Alan Moore by comic book artist and illustrator Joseph Michael Linsner. The piece is contained in Our Gods Wear Spandex: The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes written by Christopher Knowles and illustrated by Linsner.

In the illustration you can also notice Glycon and... a sinister duck, too!

For more about Linsner: blog - Twitter.

Jan 23, 2019

Tempestuous covers

Cover for issue n.6. Art by Kev O'Neill.
Above and below, in reverse order, the six covers drawn by Kevin O'Neill, for The Tempest, the final story of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series, co-published by Top Shelf Productions (US) and Knockabout (UK).

The conclusive sixth issue is scheduled for May 2019 release.
Cover for issue n.5. Art by Kev O'Neill.
Cover for issue n.4. Art by Kev O'Neill.
Cover for issue n.3. Art by Kev O'Neill.
Cover for issue n.2. Art by Kev O'Neill.
Cover for issue n.1. Art by Kev O'Neill.

Jan 9, 2019

Alan Moore on Fgius!

Art by Sudario Brando.
Above a gorgeous Alan Moore portrait drawn by Italian artist Sudario Brando as a customized cover for his self-produced comics magazine Fgius! n.1.
See more pictures below.

Sudario Brando's blog here
Fgius! n.1 standard cover. Art by Sudario Brando.