Sep 9, 2016

Moore confirms his retirement from comics

Excerpt from an article published the 8th of September on The Guardian.

[...]  At a press conference in London for his latest work, Jerusalem [... ] Moore said he had “about 250 pages of comics left in me”.
[...] "There are a couple of issues of an Avatar [Press] book that I am doing at the moment, part of the HP Lovecraft work I’ve been working on recently. Me and Kevin will be finishing Cinema Purgatorio and we’ve got about one more book, a final book of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to complete. After that, although I may do the odd little comics piece at some point in the future, I am pretty much done with comics.”
[...] “I think I have done enough for comics. I’ve done all that I can. I think if I were to continue to work in comics, inevitably the ideas would suffer, inevitably you’d start to see me retread old ground and I think both you and I probably deserve something better than that.”

The complete article is available here.

3 comments:

  1. Bring on the era of Alan Moore, novelist!

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  2. Looking forward to whatever Alan Moore does in the future. However, it does seems evident to me that Alan Moore's issue with superheroes- the comics genre that made him famous, and possibly for what he will always be most well known- is a red herring: he had professed no issue with working on them to the best of his ability before all of his alleged legal, creative and financial wrangles with DC and Marvel. He knows that the two companies own the the very trademark on the term 'superheroes', and does all he can any time he is confronted with the issue to disparage the concept and its 'adherents'.

    His indifference, hatred or otherwise to this former subgenre - one now utterly embraced by the general public (thanks in no small irony to himself) has apparently skyrocketed in diametric opposition to superheroes' popularity. Coincidence?

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    1. Or maybe he simply changed his mind over the course of several decades, as so many of us do about so many things...?

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