Feb 9, 2018

Alan Moore by Robert Hack

Art by Robert Hack.
Above a shamanic portrait of Alan Moore by comic book artist and illustrator Robert Hack.

More info about Hack at his website (here) and Twitter page (here).

Feb 2, 2018

Moore on artists, books, music, movies and TV shows

Excerpt from an interview published on Inside The Rift the 8th of January 2018. 
Full interview available HERE.

Prox: Are there any artists, books, movies/TV shows or music you’d like to recommend to the readers?
Alan Moore: I hardly ever watch movies or television, but I very much enjoy the work of Andrew Kötting (Swandown, By Ourselves), Ben Wheatley (Free Fire, High-Rise, A Field in England), and the increasingly rare outings of Chris Petit (Radio On, The Falconer). On TV I really liked the two seasons of Utopia, am always delighted when Stewart Lee gets a new series of his Comedy Vehicle, and continue to be very impressed by the writing of Vince Gilligan on Better Call Saul. The contemporary art world I know almost nothing of, but Jimmy Cauty’s dioramas of urban collapse and a coup d’état Police force are sobering and wonderful in equal measure. Books make up the greater part of my relatively few leisure activities: I would heartily recommend Iain Sinclair’s The Last London, and I’m eagerly anticipating both the follow-up to Michael Moorcock’s Whispering Swarm – one of the best things he’s ever done – and the final volume of Brian Catling’s hallucinatory Vorrh trilogy. I’ve also recently enjoyed a beautiful and compelling account of rearing a goshawk, Helen Macdonald’s H is for Hawk, which turned up in the mail from an unknown benefactor, and am currently engrossed in Jane Jacobs’ masterful contrarian view of urban planning, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Oh, and anybody out there who has not yet absorbed Jarett Kobek’s i hate the internet should do so immediately if they hope to ever understand our current ridiculous historical predicament.
Musically, I remain an ardent admirer of Brian Eno – his version of the Velvet Underground’s I’m Set Free on The Ship is tremendous – although I’ve also rather taken to the Sleaford Mods. And you should watch out for a young rapper/performance poet operating under the handle of Testament. I had the good fortune to be sharing a bill with him some months ago, and his reinterpretation of William Blake’s poem London was nothing short of transporting.

[Full interview available HERE.]

Jan 24, 2018

Alan Moore by Stephen Green

Art by Stephen Green.
Above a portrait of Moore by comic book artist Stephen Green.

More info regarding Stephen Green HERE.

Jan 22, 2018

Hypernaut commands... Rise & Shine!

Hypernaut © and ™ Stephen R. Bissette.
Above  an awesome Hypernaut sketch - from 1963 miniseries - drawn by the great Stephen R. Bissette! Thank you, Steve, for your magic!

Hypernaut © and ™ Stephen R. Bissette, by contractual arrangement with the original co-creator. Artwork ©2017 Stephen R. Bissette, posted here with permission.

Jan 15, 2018

Jim Baikie and Alan Moore

Art by Jim Baikie.
Above, the illustration drawn by Scottish comic creator JIM BAIKIE as contribution to Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman (2003, Abiogenesis Press).

Jim Baikie passed away the 29th of December 2017: this post is a little tribute to the man and his art. You can read more about Baikie and his work here

Baikie collaborated with Moore on Skizz and First American.
"I’ve worked with some of the comics industry’s finest writers, and I have good things to say about all of them, but the sheer amount of extra effort Alan puts into communicating with the artist makes his scripts a joy; each one reads like a fraternal letter rather than workaday instruction for stage-dressing. Alan is writing one more instalment of ‘First American,’ and I know I’ll be laughing like a hyena as soon as the first closely typed page emerges upside down from my fax machine." [Jim Baikie, Alan Moore: Portrait, 2003].

UPDATE - Jim Baikie: An Appreciation by Alan Moore: HERE.

Jan 11, 2018

Medical advice for Dean Martin

Dean Martin
A short poetry that Moore read during his performance at "Future Exiles Return to a Last London" event in September 2017. It's a funny piece - Moore has a great sense of humour - with an obvious reference to a famous song by Dean Martin. "I thought it up while I was walking towards the stage at the last Arts Lab poetry reading that we did in Northampton.", said Moore. After that he continued with "older works" reading an intense poetry he wrote dedicated to William Blake, titled "Experience". The complete performance is available HERE, in video.

Medical advice for Dean Martin
by Alan Moore

When the moon hits your eye
like a big pizza pie

that's actually... synaesthesia!

Watch the video HERE.

Jan 9, 2018

Alan Moore by MagisterLudi

Art by MagisterLudi.
Above, "Unearthing Moore" by MagisterLudi. More info about the artist here.

Jan 6, 2018

Alan Moore by John Bolton

Art by John Bolton.
Above, Alan Moore's portrait by John Bolton
The illustration was printed in Words Without Pictures, 1990, a prose anthology which included Moore's The Hypothetical Lizard.