Aug 7, 2012

AM Portrait: an apocryphal League's adventure

Art by Otto Gabos.
The Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman book I co-edited in 2003 contained a wide variety of materials... including some comics.
In the following you can read a one page story written and drawn by well-know Italian artist Otto Gabos. It's an apocryphal adventure of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, episode XXVI of a larger (and untold) story titled "When an Empire Falls". It's not "canon" but... it's a very funny and intriguing page and, I confess, I would like to get more.

The story is at page 233 of the sold-out volume and it appears on AMW with the author's permission. Again, many thanks to friend Otto for his great contribution to the Alan Moore: Portrait.
Story and art by Otto Gabos.
Otto Gabos (1962, Cagliari) is a well-known Italian comics artist and writer. He started his career in the middle of the '80s and since then he has worked for the most important Italian and French publishers. In recent years he realized several graphic novels such as Esperanto (2008, KSTR Casterman, Paris), Sarti Antonio, come cavare un ragno dal buco (2010, story by Loriano Macchiavelli, Leonardo Publishing, Parma) and La giustizia siamo noi (2010, story by Pino Cacucci, 24/7 BUR Rizzoli, Milano).
Since 1985 he lives in Bologna where he currently teaches comics art at the Academy of Fine Arts. 
More info (in Italian) can be found in his radioherzberg blog.

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