Jul 16, 2019

Moore & Veitch's lost Kirbyesque project

Art by and Rick Veitch.
In the second half of the Nineties, Alan Moore and Rick Veitch discussed the possibility to create together a comic project with a... Kirbyesque flavour. In the end, it was not realized and became... a lost project.

In March 2017, Veitch posted a drawing (above) on his Facebook page. 
He wrote: "Character design for an Alan Moore project we never got around to doing. It was conceived about ten years ago. Mostly as a vehicle to develop ideas Alan was interested in concerning time, space and higher dimensions in a Kirby flavored retro style. I don't think we ever had a title."

After a long search, few days ago I've finally discovered more details thanks to my Brazilian long-time friend, Alan Moore's scholar & collector, the amazing Flavio Pessanha who bought the sketches from Veitch.
You can admire them in this post for the very first time. Grazie, Flavio!
Flavio also said to me: "Moore and Veitch talked about it on the phone. While talking Veitch made those sketches. AFAIK there are no scripts for it. And yes, it was supposed to be an Image comic."

smoky 1000 grazie, amico! I am a bit jealous of your collection, I admit. ;)
 
 
Art by and Rick Veitch.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Those are beautiful. Didn't Moore use U.S. Agent in one of his series... 1963 or an ABC book?

Liefeld used the name U.S. Agent when he was republishing his Captain America pages at Awesome that didn't get published by Marvel because they fired him. But ultimately, he licensed Fighting American (another Kirby character) instead, so U.S. Agent was referenced like twice, I think.