Mar 26, 2016

Alan Moore's NEW music project

A Thousand Strands is the debut long-player from The Dandelion Set, a new collaboration between Glyn 'Bigga' Bush (Lightning Head, Rockers Hi Fi) and PK Chown (James Beige, Mr Liquorice).

The album travels back to their formative years in the mid-70s, with sleevenotes, lyrics and vocals by cult writer ALAN MOORE (V For Vendetta, Watchmen, Promethea...) as well as passing a whole cavalcade of musical landmarks en route to their present day compositions.

Mar 21, 2016

Alan Moore by Facundo Percio

Art by Facundo Percio.
Above, some Alan Moore sketches by Argentine artist Facundo Percio published some days ago on his Instagram page.

Alan Moore: The art of magic

Alan Moore photographed by Joe Brown.
Excerpt from a long interview about Magic and creativity published on Pagan Dawn site.

"I’d been advised by Steve Moore [the late comics writer, no relation to Alan], who knew about such things, that a useful entry into magic might be to adopt a god-form as a patron deity and ritual focus, much as he had done with the Greek moon-goddess Selene. I should either find a divinity which took my fancy, or let one find me. Shortly thereafter, when Steve was showing me a book of Late Roman antiquities, I came across a photo of Glycon’s statue, as unearthed in 1962 at Constantza in Romania. In that extraordinary image, at once comical and profound, I found what I was looking for.
After that first instinctual adoption of the snake-god as a personal symbolic deity the relationship deepened, both through what seemed to be spectacular early contact with the idea form itself – back when I probably still needed spectacular results to convince me that there was any value in the path I’d chosen – and through my subsequently deeper understanding of the symbol-entity attained through careful reading and deliberation.
My relationship with Glycon, though necessarily pyrotechnic 20 years ago, has been internalised as part of my own personality and processes, which seems more suited to this current and more focused phase of magical activity through which I’m moving, where I have no need for visionary reassurance.
If anything, Glycon is more real, more present and more fully understood to me now than he was back during those first dazzling years." [Alan Moore]

Mar 3, 2016

John Totleben talks drawing Swamp Thing and Miracleman

Miracleman advertising art (1986) by John Totleben.
Excerpt from an interview with John Totleben published on

popOptiq: How did you transition from Swamp Thing to Miracleman?
John Totleben: There wasn’t much of a transition. I’d always drew the drew the way I drew. It was just a different approach because Miracleman had a superhero, sci-fi kind of look to it whereas Swamp Thing was more horror and organic. The horror element was in Miracleman too, but it wasn’t essential to Miracleman as it was in Swamp Thing. The difference really for me was that Swamp Thing was organic in nature, in terms of the way we approached it. Miracleman was architectural in nature. It seemed it had to be built because there was a lot of figuring out such what the designs were like in Olympus and even the story construction of the panels.

The complete interview is available here.

Mar 2, 2016

Dr. Manhattan by David Hitchcock

Art by David Hitchcock.
Above, a great illustration by British artist David Hitchcock portraying Dr. Manhattan in a pose that also pays homage to Rodin's The Thinker.

For more info about David Hitchcock visit his blog: here.

Mar 1, 2016

V by Paul Martin Smith

Art by Paul Martin Smith.
Above, a stunning V portrayed by Paul Martin Smith.

[...] V is a perfect example of lightning in a bottle where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. The high contrast, chiaroscuro, noir look was tailor made to appeal to a Ditko fan like myself. [PMS

More information about it can be found here.