Jan 22, 2015

Julie Schwartz obituary by Alan Moore

Excerpt from "For Julie Schwartz - obituary by Alan Moore" included in four of the eight tribute issues that DC Comics published in 2004 to celebrate the legendary Julius Schwartz.

[...] A funny, brilliant, endlessly enthusiastic twelve-year-old up in an old man suit, Julie spent his life mining the gold-seam of the future; is too big, then, to be ever truly swallowed by the past. He was a friend, he was an inspiration, was the founder of our dreams. He ruined my reputation as a gentle pacifist by claiming that I'd seized him by the throat and sworn to kill him if he didn't let me write his final episodes of Superman, and how, now, am I supposed to contradict a classic Julius Schwartz yarn? So, all right: it's true. I picked him up and shook him like a British nanny, and I hope whenever he is now, he's satisfied by this shamefaced confession.

Goodnight, Julie. It has been our privilege to have known you.

You were the best.

Alan Moore
Northampton, March 17th, 2004

[The complete text can be read at Neil Gaiman's site: here.]

Jan 20, 2015

20th Anniversary Watchmen tribute: Richard Nixon

Art by Massimo Giacon.
Above, an amazing portrait of U.S. President Richard Nixon drawn by well-known Italian artist MASSIMO GIACON. The illustration was included, in black and white, in the gallery section of Watchmen 20 anni dopo, an Italian tribute book published in 2006 by Lavieri.

Published on this blog with the author's permission.
For more info about Massimo Giacon, visit his site: here.

Jan 13, 2015

Alan Moore on Charlie Hebdo

I am not saying people should not be free to join whichever religion they choose but should we be forced to live our lives around a belief system that originated somewhere around the fourth or fifth century BC. I cannot see any more reason to base a belief system around Christianity, Judaism or Islam than I can around Lord of the Rings. [Alan Moore]