Oct 12, 2017

Lost Alan Moore interview in Full Bleed Vol.1

Full Bleed Vol.1 cover art by Cassey Kuo.
Full Bleed Vol.1 - a brand-new quarterly, hand-crafted print-only 200-page hardcover 'magazine' from IDW Publishing - will include a lost interview to Alan Moore conducted by Gavin Edwards and originally intended for Rolling Stone back in 2006. Below you can read a small excerpt.
The magazine estimated delivery time is December 2017.

For more information check the Kickstarter page, here

GAVIN EDWARDS: Do you remember your first trip to London?

ALAN MOORE: I think so. It was in a hired mini-bus with my uncle and my parents and my cousins and my brother. It was in the very early '60s and there were milk bars everywhere, which we thought terribly exotic.

GE: I've heard of milk bars, but I've never seen one outside of A Clockwork Orange. Did they literally serve milk, or were they ice-cream shops?

AM: I'm not even sure. I think it was a kind of café with coffee, tea, and milk. It seems strange looking back now—they can't have served just milk. It was very bohemian in London in the '60s. I presume they just didn't serve alcohol and there was presumably a pretty fast trade in pep pills going on instead. I remember going to the London Zoo and finding that a bit unnerving—I didn't like seeing animals in cages—except when there was an elephant that evacuated its bowels all over one of its keepers spectacularly. I shall never forget that. That was when I was six or seven. I didn't go to London again until I was a teenager and starting to get involved with the early part of comics fandom. I could never live there—it's a bit of a nightmare—but it's a fascinating city. I still go down about once a month.

Oct 7, 2017

Mighty Moore by Leomacs

Art by Leomacs.
Above an eye popping Alan Moore portrait drawn by Italian acclaimed comic book artist LEOMACS, aka Massimiliano Leonardo. 

Leomacs has published works for both the Italian and the French market. He drew stories for Italian comics icons Tex and Dylan Dog. He is also the co-creator of vampire anti-hero Battaglia.

"Moore is not easy to draw but he has a very, very interesting face.", said Leomacs.

Below you can see the preliminary sketches he did.

For more about Leomacs: Facebook page - Blog

Grazie, Leomacs! ;)
Art by Leomacs.

Sep 29, 2017

Alan Moore's amazing shoes by Jeffery~West

Alan Moore and his new shoes!
"We were honoured to have manufactured Alan Moore's personalised Jeffery-West Poison's, made on bespoke Moon Lasts by Michael James of Springline. The last pair that we made for Mr Moore were the Infamous Gold Winged boots for his character Metterton in Jimmy's End; opposing societal norms in a cacophony of riddles! Only Mr Moore can satisfy our phantasmagorical imagination!" [27th of September 2017] 

Jeffery~West is an internationally acclaimed footwear brand based in Northampton. Their creations have been donned by celebrities across the globe including Mickey Rourke, Nick Cave, David Beckham and... Alan Moore, to name but a few.

For more info regarding Jeffery~West: Official site - Facebook

Sep 28, 2017

Lost Girls Expanded Edition

Art by Melinda Gebbie.
A new expanded edition of Lost Girls will be co-published by Top Shelf & Knockabout in July 2018.

The groundbreaking and controversial masterpiece of erotic comics, decades in the making, is now available in a sumptuous hardcover collecting all three volumes plus 32 pages of new artwork and commentary.

More information: HERE.

Sep 27, 2017

Jerusalem French Special Collector's Edition

Jerusalem French Special Collector's Edition.
French publisher Inculte has produced a very limited (200 copies) French edition of Jerusalem. It includes a special black cover with box featuring Charles Burns' portrait of Alan Moore from The Believer magazine, a signed ex-libris of the original cover drawn by Alan Moore and a special limited edition tote bag.
You can order it only online from Inculte site: HERE.

Jerusalem regular French ed. is available here.

Sep 21, 2017

Alan Moore by Frazer Irving

Art by Frazer Irving.
Above, a powerful Alan Moore drawn by British comic book artist FRAZER IRVING.

For more info about Frazer Irving: Twitter - Tumblr

Sep 19, 2017

Ed Piskor discovers Alan Moore

Art by Ed Piskor.
Ed Piskor, creator of the acclaimed Hip Hop Family Tree series, discovered Alan Moore in the 90ies reading the comics he wrote for Image Comics. Piskor told this story in a 1-page comics he did for Image+ magazine published this summer
Above you can see the panels featuring Moore; the complete page is available here.

Sep 16, 2017

Len Wein and Alan Moore

Below, the text contribution written by LEN WEIN for the sold-out Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman book (page 37), published in 2003 by Abiogenesis on the occasion of Moore's 50th birthday.
Legendary comic writer and editor, WEIN co-created DC Comics' Swamp Thing and Marvel Comics' Wolverine, and contributed to reviving Marvel's X-Men; he was the editor for the original Watchmen series. 

WEIN passed away few days ago, the 10th of September: this is a small way to honour his memory.
RANDOM THOUGHTS
by Len Wein

Some random thoughts about Alan Moore (which somehow seems appropriate):
1) The first time I called Alan, he refused to believe I was me.    

I wish I could remember at this late date exactly what it was that prompted me to call Alan when I was looking for a new writer to take over Swamp Thing. I know I had been a fan of Alan’s work on 2000 A.D. and so he seemed an interesting choice as writer, assuming, of course, he was available and so inclined. I got his phone number somehow, made the international phone call, and Alan answered on the third ring. I introduced myself, told Alan I had an offer to make him, and he hung up on me.
When I called back, assuming the connection had been broken accidentally, I introduced myself again. Alan’s reply: “No, who is this really?” And he started going through a list of his mates, trying to figure out who had put me up to this and why.  It took me quite a while to convince Alan I was indeed me, and that I was interested in offering him work in the States, on my own precious baby. It took a lot of cajoling and convincing to talk Alan into taking on the assignment, but I’m glad he did. The changes he made on Swamp Thing helped to revolutionize the art form, his language was pure music. Under Alan, the graphic narrative suddenly grew up.
And the comic book industry has never been the same since.

2) The first time I met Alan, I couldn’t believe he was he.

DC Comics sent me to London to interface with what was then becoming a growing number of British creators who had started working on the DC books in Alan’s wake. People like Dave Gibbons, Kev O’Neill, so many others. We met in a local Pub, and Alan was the last to arrive. He came strolling in, eyes wild, that long tangle of hair and beard whipping in the breeze, looking for all intents and purposes like the mad monk Rasputin returning from a two-week bender. He was wearing a suit that was 40 years out of style, the jacket and pants cuffs each several inches too short, a ruffled shirt, a narrow tie in a piano keyboard pattern, garish socks that matched nothing on earth, and (if I’m recalling correctly) a top hat.
Alan apologized for being late, but explained that he had been at the optometrist, having his eyes checked. He explained that the sight in one eye was perfect, but the other not so much. The Doctor had recommended glasses with appropriate lenses. Alan said he had considered getting a monocle instead for the one bad eye, but had decided against it.
“Why?” I asked, foolishly.
Alan replied, “Well, frankly, I was afraid wearing a monocle might make me look a bit odd.”

And, that, in a couple of quick anecdotes, is Alan Moore.

All the best, my friend. Long may you wave.

Len Wein
Los Angeles,  CA
April, 2003