Oct 23, 2020

Jon Osterman by Luca Genovese

Art by Luca Genovese.
Above, a shining portrait of Jon Osterman captured at the moment that marked his entire existence. 
Art by Italian comic book artist LUCA GENOVESE, realized as contribution to Watchmen 20 anni dopo, an Italian tribute book to Watchmen published in 2006 by Lavieri
"The Watchmaker chapter is my favorite one... I am a bit of a watchmaker myself so...
I wanted to capture Jon at his last moment as human being, watching time takes apart under a terrible light.
" - Luca Genovese
Preliminary sketch by Luca Genovese.

Oct 20, 2020

Arthur Machen and Alan Moore

Above, Alan Moore appearance in the Arthur Machen biography included in Lives of the great occultists by Kevin Jackson and HUNT EMERSON (previously published on Fortean Times' pages).
I strongly recommend Emerson's Lives of the great occultists: it's a fabulous reading and has lots of links with Moore's interests. Check it HERE!

For more info about EMERSON visit his site: HERE.

Oct 14, 2020

Dr. Manhattan by Mike McKone

Art by Mike McKone.
Above, a Dr. Manhattan portrait by British comic book artist Mike McKone.

You can follow McKone on his Twitter, HERE
Check his original art at TD Art Gallery, HERE.

Oct 12, 2020

Edward Blake by Carmine Di Giandomenico

Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico.
Above, a fantastic Edward Blake portrait, The Comedian, by acclaimed Italian comic book artist CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO who drew several series for Marvel and DC Comics. 
The illustration has been realized as contribution to Watchmen 20 anni dopo, an Italian tribute book to Watchmen published in 2006 by Lavieri
"I wanted to draw a perspective cut that seemed like a CCTV frame, a sort of snapshot of the Comedian's private life.
It is a moment of reflection for the character; it's how he sees himself, alone and sad, disguised behind a bold and cynical attitude; he is searching for his own reflection, with the hope of meeting the best image of himself.
" - Carmine Di Giandomenico

Oct 11, 2020

Alan Moore and.. the lockdown

The Show!
 Excerpt from an interview published the 9th of October on Deadline.com.
DEADLINE: Hi Alan, what’s your lockdown experience in Northampton been like?
Me and my wife Melinda are still effectively living in late February – it’s about the same temperature. We are ignoring all advice from the government because we don’t think they have our best interests at heart, we’re just doing what we think is the most sensible thing, we’re maintaining distancing, having our stuff delivered. We haven’t seen or touched anybody in the last six months.

On the other hand, we’re finding that we’re closer to people even though we haven’t seen them in the flesh for ages. We’re spending a lot more time calling up and reading stories to our grandchildren, which is a lot of fun. Things that we didn’t find the time for back when the world was trundling ahead. Yes we miss everybody, but at the same time I can see different sorts of bonds forming. We will keep informed by listening to proper doctor and scientists.
The complete interview is available HERE.

Oct 9, 2020

Alan Moore by Alessandro De Bei

Above, an intense Alan Moore portrait by Italian engraver and painter ALESSANDRO DE BEI, part of his "Esoteric prospections" series.
More info about the artist HERE (in Italian).

Oct 7, 2020

Alan Moore: A Critical Guide

"A complete guide to the comics work of the writer Alan Moore, this book helps readers explore one of the genre's most important, compelling and subversive writers." 

Book's chapters are:
1. Introduction
Do We Need Moore?
The Original Writer
A Guide to this Guide

2. Historical and Biographical Contexts
Mage of the Midlands
The British Invasion
Creator Rights

3. Key Texts, Part One
Invading British Comics
2000 A.D.: Short Stories, Skizz, DR and Quinch, and The Ballad of Halo Jones
The Bojeffries Saga
Reinventing Superheroes: Britain
Captain Britain
V for Vendetta
Reinventing Superheroes: America
The Saga of the Swamp Thing
Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
The Killing Joke

4. Key Texts, Part Two
Horrors of History
From Hell
A Small Killing
Big Numbers
Brought to Light
Re-Imagining Superheroes
Moore's '90s Superheroes
Cultural Commons
“In Pictopia”
Lost Girls
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
America's Best Comics
Tom Strong
Tomorrow Stories
Top 10
Histories of Horror
Lovecraft Cycle: The Courtyard, Neonomicon, and Providence
Crossed + 100
Cinema Purgatorio

5. Critical Questions
Themes and Techniques
Sexual Violence

6. Social and Cultural Impact
Authorship and Ownership
The Revised Superhero
Mature Readers?
Politics and/of Comics
Cultural Remixing
Moore After Comics, Comics After Moore

More info HERE.

Oct 5, 2020

The Show is... here!

From the mind of Alan Moore comes a new feature film directed by Mitch Jenkins starring Tom Burke, Siobhan Hewlett, Alan Moore, Ellie Bamber, Darrell D'Silva, Richard Dillane, Christopher Fairbank, and Sheila Atim. Watch the trailer HERE!
More info HERE