May 29, 2016

Mr. Metterton and Mr. Matchbright double act

Alan Moore plays Metterton in A Professional Relationship.
Below, some dialogues from "A Professional Relationship" one of the five videos included in SHOW PIECES, the film project created by Alan Moore (writer) and Mitch Jenkins (director).

[From the video's synopsis] A Professional Relationship: Matchbright and Metterton - a working partnership, a meeting of two minds. A Double Act. Well at least that's the general concept. All is fair in love and war.
I mean, I'm the conceited, judgmental one, and you're the monumentally ugly face of darkness, sin, and temptation.
I mean, that's who we are, Nick.
That's our act. That's our double act.

Oh, right. We're a double act.
We're Morecambe and Wise.

Yes, that's the general concept, you know.
Hitler and Churchill, Tom and Jerry,
thesis and antithesis, that kind of thing.

We're not a double act.
We've never been a double act.

It's always been about you, isn't it?
The Great I Am.

I don't get any say in how things develop, do I?
I'm just here to take all the blame and make you look good.
Well, to be fair, Nicky, I think I look pretty good already.

I mean, gold skin and a haircut like the Big Bang?

I mean, I look like the light of the world, whereas you look like Death's prolapsed rectum.

But I take your point, Nicky.
I take your point.

I've been very hard on you.

You're a good man, Nicky.
You're a good colleague and I don't give you enough credit and we've been with this project since its genesis.

And believe me, you're going to be there for all of its final revelations, you can depend upon it.

I value your contribution, Nicky.
I really do.
Also an interesting review here.

May 24, 2016

Black Metal Moore

Frame from Denigrata's "Kyrie Eleison" video.
Alan Moore makes a special guest appearance in the last video of Northampton-based DENIGRATA, an ambient, tech-fuelled black metal collective. See around time 02:05.

May 20, 2016

Dave Sim and the Watchmen dedication

Graphitti Designs Watchmen.

[Dave Sim:] As [Moore] wrote in the dedication in my copy of the Graphitti Designs hardcover of Watchmen: "If you want to picture how perfect this would have been without a DC logo anywhere, try to imagine what ‘Workingman’s Dead’ would have sounded like if Jerry Garcia had all his fingers. 
Best wishes, respect and admiration always 
Alan Moore"

May 17, 2016

Alan Moore about Hellboy and Mignola

Art © Mike Mignola.
From the introduction to Hellboy: Wake the Devil

"Hellboy is a gem, one of considerable size and a surprising luster.  While it is obviously a gem that has been mined from that immeasurably rich seam first excavated by the late Jack Kirby, it is in the skillful cutting and the setting of the stone that we can see Mignola’s sharp contemporary sensibilities at work.” [Alan Moore]

May 16, 2016

Manhattan and Nemo by Francesco Biagini

Art by Francesco Biagini
Dr. Manhattan's sketch (above) and Captain Nemo's one (below) drawn by Italian comic book artist Francesco Biagini.
Art by Francesco Biagini

May 10, 2016

Unearthing Live!

Alan Moore's Unearthing live performance.
"Alan Moore's live performance with Crook&Flail in the Old Vic Tunnels in 2010 was thought to be lost. But the tapes have been found and remastered into a glorious frenzy of bizarre and dream like visuals by Damien Sung."
More information HERE.

May 1, 2016

Swamp Thing by Michele Benevento

Art by Michele Benevento.
Above and below (pencils and preliminary sketch), Swamp Thing by Italian comic book artist Michele Benevento (co-creator of Bonelli's series Lukas). 
The illustration have been published on the author's blog (here) to accompany an article which Benevento wrote for a DC celebration book but was not included in the printed version.
Art by Michele Benevento.