Moore at a signing in London, October 2006
|Born||November 18, 1953 |
|Pen name||Curt Vile, Jill de Ray, Translucia Baboon|
|Occupation||comics writer, novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, musician, artist|
|Genres||comic book, science fiction, fiction, non-fiction|
|Notable work(s)||Watchmen, V for Vendetta, From Hell|
Alan Moore (born November 18, 1953 in Northampton) is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. Events 326 - The old St Peter's Basilica is consecrated 1302 - Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bull Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This article is about Northampton in England for other places of the same name see Northampton (disambiguation Northampton ( is a large Market England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A pen name, nom de plume, or literary double, is a Pseudonym adopted by an Author or their publishers to conceal their identity Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. Comics (via Latin from the Greek "" kōmikos, of or pertaining to "comedy" from kōmos "revel" A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story The short story is a literary genre of Fictional Prose Narrative that tends to be more concise and to the point than longer works of fiction such A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms Screenwriters or scenarists are Scriptwriters who write the Screenplays from which Films and Television programs are made A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of Activities to do with creating Art, practicing the Arts and/or demonstrating Nationality is a relationship between a Person and their State of Origin, Culture, association Affiliation and/or Loyalty The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A literary genre is a category of literary composition Genres may be determined by Literary technique, tone, Content, or even (as in the case of fiction A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative Fiction is the telling of stories which are not real More specifically fiction is an imaginative form of Narrative, one of the four basic Rhetorical modes. Non-fiction is an account or representation of a subject which is presented as Fact. Watchmen is a twelve-issue Comic book Limited series written by Alan Moore, and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and John Higgins V for Vendetta is a ten-issue Comic book From Hell is a Graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell speculating upon the identity and motives of Jack the Ripper William Seward Burroughs II ( – ˈbʌroʊz was an American Novelist, Essayist, Social critic, painter and Spoken word Thomas Ruggles Pynchon Jr (born May 8 1937 is an American writer based in New York City, noted for his dense and complex works of Fiction. William Erwin Eisner ( March 6, 1917 – January 3, 2005) was an acclaimed American Comics Writer, Artist and Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 &ndash February 6, 1994) was an American Comic book Neil Richard Gaiman (ˈgeɪmən (born November 10, 1960) is an English author of Science fiction and Fantasy short stories and Susanna Clarke (born November 1, 1959) is a British author best known for her debut Novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Joseph Hill " Joss " Whedon ( born June 23, 1964 in New York City is an Academy Award -nominated and Hugo Award Kurt Busiek (born September 16, 1960) is a Comic book Writer. Brian Azzarello (born in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American Comic book writer Brian Keller Vaughan (born 1976, Cleveland Ohio) is an American Comic book and Television Writer. Mark Millar (born December 24 1969 is an award-winning Scottish Graphic novelist born in Coatbridge. Grant Morrison (born January 31 1960 is a Scottish Comic book writer and artist Geoff Johns (born 25 Jan 1973 in Detroit Michigan) is an American Comic book Writer, best known for his work for Damon Laurence Lindelof (born April 24 1973) is an American Television writer and executive most recently noted as the co-creator and executive producer Events 326 - The old St Peter's Basilica is consecrated 1302 - Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bull Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This article is about Northampton in England for other places of the same name see Northampton (disambiguation Northampton ( is a large Market England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms Comics (via Latin from the Greek "" kōmikos, of or pertaining to "comedy" from kōmos "revel" A Watchmen is a twelve-issue Comic book Limited series written by Alan Moore, and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and John Higgins V for Vendetta is a ten-issue Comic book From Hell is a Graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell speculating upon the identity and motives of Jack the Ripper  He has also written a novel, Voice of the Fire, and performs "workings" (one-off performance art/spoken word pieces) with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, some of which have been released on CD. Voice of the Fire is the first novel from Alan Moore, acclaimed Comic book writer The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels is the name of a group of occultists and performers including writer and magician Alan Moore, Bauhaus
As a comics writer, Moore is notable for being one of the first writers to apply literary and formalist sensibilities to the mainstream of the medium as well as including challenging subject matter and adult themes. He brings a wide range of influences to his work such as; William S. Burroughs, Thomas Pynchon, Robert Anton Wilson and Iain Sinclair,  New Wave science fiction writers like Michael Moorcock and horror writers like Clive Barker. William Seward Burroughs II ( – ˈbʌroʊz was an American Novelist, Essayist, Social critic, painter and Spoken word Thomas Ruggles Pynchon Jr (born May 8 1937 is an American writer based in New York City, noted for his dense and complex works of Fiction. Robert Anton Wilson or RAW (born Robert Edward Wilson, January 18, 1932 &ndash January 11, 2007) was an American Iain Sinclair is a British Writer and Film maker Much of his work is rooted in London most recently within the influences of Psychogeography New Wave is a term applied to Science fiction writing characterized by a high degree of experimentation both in form and in content and a Highbrow and self-consciously Michael John Moorcock (born 18 December 1939, in London) is an English writer primarily of Science fiction and fantasy who has also Horror fiction is broadly Fiction in any medium intended to scare unsettle or horrify the audience Clive Barker (born 5 October 1952) is an English author film director and visual artist  Influences within comics include Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Kirby and Bryan Talbot. William Erwin Eisner ( March 6, 1917 – January 3, 2005) was an acclaimed American Comics Writer, Artist and Harvey Kurtzman ( October 3, 1924, Brooklyn New York – February 21, 1993) was a U Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 &ndash February 6, 1994) was an American Comic book Bryan Talbot (born February 24, 1952, Wigan, Lancashire) is a British Comic book Artist and Writer. 
Moore was born in Northampton, England to brewery worker Ernest Moore and printer Sylvia Doreen. This article is about Northampton in England for other places of the same name see Northampton (disambiguation Northampton ( is a large Market England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland He lived in a very poor area, and was expelled from school aged 17 for dealing in LSD, later describing himself as "one of the world's most inept LSD dealers".  After this he tried to become an artist for comics, before moving on to writing. With his first wife, Phyllis, he had two daughters, Amber and Leah. Leah Moore (born February 4, 1978, in Northampton) is an English Writer. The couple also had a mutual lover, Deborah Delano.  After Moore had received widespread commercial success for his comic-writing, he decided to turn his back on mainstream comics to develop other projects. Together with his wife and their lover, he set up Mad Love Publishing in 1989. The company suffered several setbacks, however, and Phyllis and Deborah left Moore to live together, with his two children.
After the failure of his relationships and publishing company, Moore was forced to return to mainstream comic writing, but refused to return to either DC or Marvel. It did not take long for Moore to find commercial and critical success again, and by 1998 Moore was planning an entire comic books line, later known as America's Best Comics, with which he would write five complete series entirely by himself. America's Best Comics is a Comic book publishing brand It was set up by Alan Moore in 1999 as an Imprint of Wildstorm,
In March 2006 Moore completed his self-penned comics books line, and once again announced his decision to return to less commercially-oriented works. Stories without links will be removed. News stories must be in English Also in 2006, he appeared on the BBC's The Culture Show and joined a campaign to try and save Northampton council housing from being sold to private companies. The Culture Show is a weekly BBC Two magazine programme broadcast on Tuesday nights focussing on the latest developments in the worlds of film music art fashion This article is about Northampton in England for other places of the same name see Northampton (disambiguation Northampton ( is a large Market The council house is a form of public or social housing in the United Kingdom. In March 2007 he appeared at a Robert Anton Wilson tribute concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. March 2007 is the third month of the year It began on a Thursday, and ended 31 days later on a Saturday. Robert Anton Wilson or RAW (born Robert Edward Wilson, January 18, 1932 &ndash January 11, 2007) was an American The Queen Elizabeth Hall ( QEH) is a Music venue on the South Bank in London, England that hosts daily classical, Jazz
On May 12, 2007, he married Melinda Gebbie, with whom he has worked on several comics. Events 1191 - Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Melinda Gebbie is a comics artist and writer probably best known for Lost Girls, the three-volume Graphic novel she has recently completed in collaboration  He currently lives in Northampton. He is a vegetarian, an anarchist, a practicing magician and occultist, and he worships a Roman snake-deity named Glycon. Vegetarianism is the practice of a diet that excludes Meat (including game and slaughter by-products Fish (including Shellfish and other sea Anarchism is a Political philosophy encompassing theories and attitudes which support the elimination of all compulsory Government, i A magician is a person skilled in the mysterious and hidden art of magic, the ability to attain objectives acquire knowledge or perform works of wonder using Supernatural The word occult comes from the Latin word occultus (clandestine hidden secret referring to "knowledge of the hidden" Roman mythology, or more appropriately Latin mythology, refers to the mythological beliefs of the Italic people inhabiting the region of Latium and its See also List of deities A deity is a Postulated Preternatural or Supernatural Being, who is always Glycon was a Snake God, according to the satirist Lucian, who provides the only literary reference to the deity  For his life's work Moore was honored in 2008 with the Max & Moritz Prize. The Max & Moritz Prize is a prize for Comic books Comic strips and other similar materials which has been awarded at each of the biennial International Comics Shows
After dropping out of school, Moore spent the next several years in menial jobs before embarking on a career as a cartoonist in the late 1970s. A cartoonist is a person who specializes in drawing Cartoons Traditionally much of this work was and still is humorous and is intended primarily for entertainment purposes He wrote and drew underground-style strips for music magazines, including Sounds and the NME, under the pseudonym Curt Vile, sometimes in collaboration with his friend Steve Moore (no relation). Underground comics (or comix) are Small press or self-published Comic books that began to appear in the US in the late 1960s Sounds was a British Music paper, published weekly from October 10, 1970 &ndash April 6, 1991 The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a Popular music Magazine in the United Kingdom which has been WikipediaWikiProject Composers#Lead section --> Kurt Julian Weill ( March 2, 1900 &ndash April 3, Steve Moore (born 11 June 1949 is a prolific British Comics writer Under the pseudonym Jill de Ray, he began a weekly strip, Maxwell the Magic Cat, for the Northants Post newspaper, which continued until 1986. Gilles de Rais (also spelled Retz) (September 10 1404 – October 26 1440 was a French noble soldier and one-time brother-in-arms of Joan of Arc Maxwell the Magic Cat was a comic strip written and drawn by Alan Moore under the pseudonym 'Jill de Ray' (in parody of Gilles de Rais, a French murderer Moore has gone on record, in the introduction to Acme Press's collected volumes of the strip, as saying that he would have been happy to continue Maxwell's adventures almost indefinitely, until the Post ran an editorial on the place of homosexuals in the community. As Alan later wryly observed, their position was pretty much that there shouldn't be one. He promptly stopped the Maxwell strip.
Deciding he could not make a living as an artist, he concentrated on writing, providing scripts for Marvel UK, 2000 AD and Warrior. Marvel UK was an Imprint of Marvel Comics formed in 1972 to reprint US produced stories for the British weekly comic market though Warrior was a British anthology comic that ran for 26 issues between March 1982 and January 1985  His first mainstream comics story was at Marvel UK starting in the June 1979 edition of Hulk Comic (with David Lloyd on inking duties) and he would go on to write short strips for Doctor Who Magazine and Star Wars Weekly before beginning a celebrated run on Captain Britain with artist Alan Davis, running in a variety of Marvel UK publications. Hulk Comic (later The Incredible Hulk Weekly) was a black-and-white Marvel UK Comics anthology published under the editorship of David Lloyd (born 1950 is a British Comics artist best known as the Illustrator of the Graphic novel V for Vendetta, written by Doctor Who Magazine (abbreviated as DWM) is a Magazine devoted to the long-running British Science fiction television Captain Britain ( Brian Braddock) briefly known as Britannic is a Fictional character, a Superhero appearing in the comic books published by Alan Davis (born 1956 is a British writer and artist of Comic books Biography UK work Alan Davis was born on June 18, 1956 At 2000 AD he started by writing one-off Future Shocks and Time Twisters, moving on to series such as Skizz (E.T. as written by Alan Bleasdale) with artist Jim Baikie, D.R. and Quinch (a sci-fi take on National Lampoon's characters O.C. and Stiggs) with Davis, and The Ballad of Halo Jones (the first series in the comic to be based around a female character) with Ian Gibson. Future Shocks is the name given to a long running series of short strips in the weekly comic 2000 AD. Skizz was a Comic book strip in 2000 AD which appeared in three installments across more than a decade This article is about the 1982 film For the term "ET" which redirects here see ET. Alan Bleasdale (born 23 March 1946 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, brought up in Huyton Jim Baikie is a British Comics artist who is best known for his work with Alan Moore on Skizz. DR and Quinch is a Comic strip created by Alan Moore and Alan Davis, which first appeared in issue 317 of the weekly Comic book OC and Stiggs is a 1987 film directed by Robert Altman, based on two characters featured in a series of stories published in National Lampoon The Ballad of Halo Jones is a Science fiction Comic strip written by Alan Moore and drawn by Ian Gibson, with lettering by Steve Potter (Books Ian Gibson is a British Comic book Artist, best known for his 1980s Black-and-white work for 2000 AD. The last two proved amongst the most popular strips to appear in 2000 AD but Moore became increasingly concerned at his lack of creator's rights, and in 1986 stopped writing for 2000 AD, leaving the Halo Jones story incomplete. The theme of fallings out with publishers on matters of principle would become a common one in Moore's later career.
Of his work during this period, it is the work he produced for Warrior that attracted greater critical acclaim: Marvelman (later retitled Miracleman for legal reasons), a radical re-imagining of a forgotten 1950s superhero drawn by Garry Leach and Alan Davis; V for Vendetta was a dystopian pulp adventure about a flamboyant anarchist who dresses as Guy Fawkes and fights a future British fascist government, illustrated by David Lloyd; and The Bojeffries Saga, a comedy about a working-class English family of vampires and werewolves, drawn by Steve Parkhouse. Miracleman, originally known as Marvelman in his native United Kingdom, is a fictional Comic book Superhero created in 1954 by A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) is a Fictional character "of unprecedented physical prowess dedicated to acts of derring-do Garry Leach is a British Comics artist and publisher Biography Leach studied Graphic Design at St Alan Davis (born 1956 is a British writer and artist of Comic books Biography UK work Alan Davis was born on June 18, 1956 V for Vendetta is a ten-issue Comic book A dystopia (from the Greek δυσ- and τόπος alternatively cacotopia, kakotopia, cackotopia, or anti-utopia) is the vision of a society Anarchism is a Political philosophy encompassing theories and attitudes which support the elimination of all compulsory Government, i Guy Fawkes ( 13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606) sometimes known as Guido Fawkes, was a member of a group of English The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Fascism is a totalitarian nationalist and corporatist ideology David Lloyd (born 1950 is a British Comics artist best known as the Illustrator of the Graphic novel V for Vendetta, written by The Bojeffries Saga was a series of comics stories written by Alan Moore and drawn by Steve Parkhouse which have been published by a number of different Vampires are mythological or folkloric revenants who subsist by feeding on the blood of the living See also Lycanthropy (disambiguation Werewolves, also known as lycanthropes, are mythological or folkloric humans with the ability to Steve Parkhouse is a Writer, Artist and Letterer who has worked for a lot of British comics, especially 2000 AD and Warrior closed before these stories were completed, but he was able to continue them with other publishers.
Moore's British work brought him to the attention of DC Comics editor Len Wein, who hired him in 1983 to write Swamp Thing, then a formulaic and poor-selling monster comic. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company Editing Language, Images or Sound through correction condensation organization and other modifications in various media Len Wein (born June 12, 1948) is an American Comic book Writer and editor best known for co-creating DC Comics The Swamp Thing is a Fictional character created by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson for DC Comics and featured in a long-running horror-fantasy Moore, along with artists Stephen R. Bissette, Rick Veitch and John Totleben, deconstructed and reimagined the character, writing a series of formally experimental stories that addressed environmental and social issues alongside the horror and fantasy, bolstered by research into the culture of Louisiana, where the series was set. Stephen R Bissette (also known as Steve Bissette) is an American Comics artist and publisher best known for working with writer Alan Moore Rick Veitch is an American Comic book artist and writer who has worked in mainstream underground, and Alternative comics. John Totleben (born February 16, 1958 in Erie Pennsylvania) is an American Illustrator working mostly in Comics. The State of Louisiana ( or, État de Louisiane, pronounced) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America He revived many of DC's neglected magical and supernatural characters, including the Spectre, the Demon, the Phantom Stranger, Deadman and others, and introduced John Constantine, an English working-class magician based visually on Sting, who later got his own series, Hellblazer, currently the longest continuously published comic of DC's Vertigo imprint. The Spectre is a fictional cosmic entity and Superhero who has appeared in numerous Comic books published by DC Comics. The Demon is a DC Comics Superhero series created by prolific Comic book writer-artist Jack Kirby. The Phantom Stranger is a Fictional character of unspecified Paranormal origins who battles mysterious and Occult forces in various titles published Deadman is a Fictional character, a Superhero appearing in DC Comics. John Constantine ( May 10, 1953 in Liverpool, England) is the fictional Protagonist of the comic series Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951) better known by his Stage name Sting, is a three time Academy Award Hellblazer is a contemporary horror Comic book series published by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics. Vertigo is an Imprint of the American Comic-book publisher DC Comics.
Moore's run on Swamp Thing was successful both critically and commercially, and inspired DC to recruit British writers like Grant Morrison, Jamie Delano, Peter Milligan and Neil Gaiman to write comics in a similar vein, often involving radical revamps of obscure characters. Grant Morrison (born January 31 1960 is a Scottish Comic book writer and artist Jamie Delano (born 1954 in Northampton) is a British Comics Writer. Peter Milligan is an British writer best known for his Comic book, film and television work Neil Richard Gaiman (ˈgeɪmən (born November 10, 1960) is an English author of Science fiction and Fantasy short stories and The titles that followed laid the foundation of what became the Vertigo line. Moore himself wrote further high-profile comics for DC, a Superman Annual in 1985 (For the Man Who Has Everything), the final two-part Superman story (Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?) before John Byrne's revamp in 1986 and the Batman graphic novel The Killing Joke with artist Brian Bolland. Superman (sometimes called Superman (volume 1 and for a time published as Adventures of Superman) is a comic book published by DC Comics " For the Man Who Has Everything " is a Comic book story by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, first published in Superman Annual Superman is a fictional Comic book Superhero widely considered to be one of the most recognized of such characters and an American Cultural icon Superman Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? is a notable story from 1986 featuring the DC Comics character of Superman. John Lindley Byrne (born July 6 1950) is a British -born Canadian - American author and artist of Comic books Since the Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a fictional Comic book Superhero co-created Batman The Killing Joke is an influential one-shot Superhero Comic book written by Alan Moore and drawn by Brian Bolland Brian Bolland (born 1951 is a British Comics Artist, known for his meticulous detailed linework and eye-catching compositions
The limited series Watchmen, begun in 1986 and collected as a trade paperback in 1987, cemented his reputation. Watchmen is a twelve-issue Comic book Limited series written by Alan Moore, and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and John Higgins Imagining what the world would be like if superheroes had really existed since the 1940s, Moore and artist Dave Gibbons created a Cold War mystery in which the shadow of nuclear war threatens the world. Dave Gibbons (born April 14, 1949) is a British Comic book Artist, writer and sometime letterer Cold War is the state of conflict tension and competition that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR and their respective allies from the The heroes who are caught up in this escalating crisis either work for the U.S. government or are outlawed, and are motivated to heroism by their various psychological hang-ups. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Watchmen is non-linear and told from multiple points of view, and includes formal experiments such as the symmetrical design of issue 5, "Fearful Symmetry", where the last page is a near mirror-image of the first, the second-last of the second, and so on. It is an early example of Moore's interest in the human perception of time and its implications for free will. It is the only comic to win the Hugo Award, in a one-time category ("Best Other Form") created largely to acknowledge its excellence. The Hugo Awards are given every year for the best Science fiction or Fantasy works and achievements of the previous year
Alongside roughly contemporaneous work such as Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Art Spiegelman's Maus, and Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez's Love and Rockets, Watchmen was part of a late 1980s trend towards comics with more adult sensibilities. Frank Miller (born January 27, 1957) is an American Writer, Artist and Film director best known for his dark Batman The Dark Knight Returns, originally published under the title Batman The Dark Knight, is a Batman comic book mini-series Art Spiegelman (born February 15, 1948) is an American Comics artist editor and advocate for the medium of comics best known for his Maus A Survivor's Tale is a memoir by Art Spiegelman, presented as a Graphic novel. Jaime (sometimes spelled Xaime, pronounced /high-may/ Hernandez (born 1959 is the co-creator of the black & white independent comic Love and Gilberto Hernandez, (first name pronounced /heel-bear-toe/ born February 1, 1957, in Oxnard, California, usually credited as Gilbert Love and Rockets (often abbreviated L&R) is a black and white Comic book series by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez Moore briefly became a media celebrity, and the resulting attention led to him withdrawing from fandom and no longer attending comics conventions (at one UKCAC in London he is said to have been followed into the toilet by eager autograph hunters). Fandom (from the noun fan and the affix -dom, as in kingdom, dukedom, etc UKCAC ( United Kingdom Comic Art Convention) was a British Comic book convention which was held between 1985 and 1998. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.  Marvelman was reprinted and continued for the American market as Miracleman, published by independent publisher Eclipse Comics. Miracleman, originally known as Marvelman in his native United Kingdom, is a fictional Comic book Superhero created in 1954 by Eclipse Comics was an American Comic book Publisher, one of several influential independent publishers during the 1980s and early 1990s The change of name was prompted by Marvel Comics' complaints of possible trademark infringement. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc A trademark or trade mark, represented by the symbols ™ and ®, or mark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual Despite copyright disputes with artists and allegations of non-payment against the publisher, Moore, with artists Chuck Austen, Rick Veitch and John Totleben, finished his story and handed the character to writer Neil Gaiman and artist Mark Buckingham to continue. Copyright is a legal concept enacted by Governments, giving the creator of an original work of authorship Exclusive rights to control its distribution usually for Chuck Austen (born Chuck Beckum) is an American Writer and Artist of Comic books most famous for his controversial work on the popular Neil Richard Gaiman (ˈgeɪmən (born November 10, 1960) is an English author of Science fiction and Fantasy short stories and Mark Buckingham is a British Comic book artist. He is best known for his work on Marvelman and Fables. The legal ownership of the character continues to be rather murky. Moore and Lloyd took V for Vendetta to DC, where it was reprinted and completed in full colour and released as a graphic novel.
In 1987 Moore submitted a proposal for a miniseries called Twilight of the Superheroes, the title a pun on Richard Wagner's opera Twilight of the Gods. Twilight of the Superheroes is the title of a Comic book that was proposed by Writer Alan Moore; he submitted the proposal to DC Comics ("Twilight of the Gods" – see Notes) is the last of the four Operas that comprise Der Ring des Nibelungen ( The Ring of the Nibelung The series was set in the future of the DC Universe, where the world is ruled by superheroic dynasties, including the House of Steel (presided over by Superman and Wonder Woman) and the House of Thunder (consisting of the Marvel family). The DC Universe ( DCU) is the fictional Shared universe where most of the comic stories published by DC Comics take place Superman is a fictional Comic book Superhero widely considered to be one of the most recognized of such characters and an American Cultural icon Captain Marvel is a fictional Comic book Superhero, originally published by Fawcett Comics and later by DC Comics. These two houses are about to unite through a dynastic marriage, their combined power potentially threatening freedom, and several characters, including John Constantine, attempt to stop it and free humanity from the power of superheroes. The series would also have restored the DC Universe's multiple earths, which had been eliminated in the continuity-revising 1985 miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths. Crisis on Infinite Earths is a twelve-issue American comic book Limited series (identified as a "12-part maxi-series" and crossover The series was never commissioned, but copies of Moore's detailed notes have appeared on the Internet and in print despite the efforts of DC, who consider the proposal their property. Similar elements, such as the concept of hypertime, have since appeared in DC comics. Hypertime is a Fictional concept presented in the 1999 DC comic book series The Kingdom, both a catch-all explanation for any continuity The 1996 miniseries Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, was also set amid a superheroic conflict in the future of the DC universe. Mark Waid (born March 21 1962 in Hueytown Alabama) is an American Comic book Writer. Nelson Alexander "Alex" Ross (born January 22, 1970) is an American Comic book painter, Illustrator and Waid and Ross have stated that they had read the Twilight proposal before starting work on their series, but that any similarities are both minor and unintended.
Moore's relations with DC Comics had gradually deteriorated over issues like creator's rights and merchandising. Moore and Gibbons were not paid any royalties for a Watchmen spin-off badge set, as DC defined them as a "promotional item". A group of creators, including Moore, Frank Miller, Marv Wolfman, and Howard Chaykin, fell out with DC over a proposed age-rating system similar to those used for films. Frank Miller (born January 27, 1957) is an American Writer, Artist and Film director best known for his dark Marvin A "Marv" Wolfman (born May 13, 1946) is an award-winning American Comic book Writer. Howard Victor Chaykin (born October 7, 1950 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American comic book writer and artist famous for his After completing V for Vendetta in 1989, Moore stopped working for DC.
A variety of projects followed with independent publishers, including Brought to Light, a history of CIA covert operations with illustrator Bill Sienkiewicz for Eclipse Comics, and an anthology, AARGH (Artists Against Rampant Government Homophobia) campaigning against anti-homosexual legislation, which Moore published, along with his wife, Phyllis Moore, and their lover, Deborah Delano, through their newly formed publishing company, Mad Love Publishing. Brought to Light (ISBN 0-913035-67-X is an anthology of two political Graphic novels published originally by Eclipse Comics in 1988. near as long as it used to be several months ago It has been actively summarized and split into sub-articles and there is a dynamic talk page discussion of all Boleslav (William Felix Robert Sienkiewicz ( IPA: 'kɛvɪʧ Polish 'kjeviʧ born May 3, 1958, Blakely, Pennsylvania Eclipse Comics was an American Comic book Publisher, one of several influential independent publishers during the 1980s and early 1990s Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 was a controversial amendment to the United Kingdom 's Local Government Act 1986 enacted on 24 May
After prompting by cartoonist and self-publishing advocate Dave Sim, Moore then used Mad Love to publish his next project, Big Numbers, a proposed 12-issue series set in contemporary Northampton and inspired by chaos theory and the mathematical ideas of Benoît Mandelbrot. David Victor Sim (born May 17 1956 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian Comic book Writer and Artist, best known as the Big Numbers is an unfinished Comic book series by Alan Moore (writer and Bill Sienkiewicz (artist This article is about Northampton in England for other places of the same name see Northampton (disambiguation Northampton ( is a large Market In Mathematics, chaos theory describes the behavior of certain dynamical systems – that is systems whose state evolves with time – that may exhibit dynamics that Benoît B Mandelbrot (born 20 November 1924 is a French mathematician, best known as the father of fractal geometry. Bill Sienkiewicz illustrated the story in a painted style that relied heavily on photographic reference. After two issues were published, Sienkiewicz left the series. It was announced that his assistant, Al Columbia, would replace him, but no further issues appeared. Al Columbia (born 1970 is an American Cartoonist, Illustrator, Writer, Photographer and Musician.
Moore contributed two serials to the horror anthology Taboo, edited by Stephen R. Bissette. From Hell examined the Jack the Ripper murders as a microcosm of the 1880s, and the 1880s as the root of the 20th century. From Hell is a Graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell speculating upon the identity and motives of Jack the Ripper Jack the Ripper is an alias given to an unidentified Serial killer active in the largely impoverished Whitechapel area and adjacent districts of London Inspired by Douglas Adams' novel Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Moore reasoned that to solve a crime holistically, one would need to solve the entire society it occurred in, and depicts the murders as a consequence of the politics and economics of the time. Douglas Noël Adams (11 March 1952 &ndash 11 May 2001 was an English author comic Radio dramatist Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a novel by Douglas Adams. Distinguish from the suffix -holism, which describes addictions Just about every notable figure of the period is connected with the events in some way, including "Elephant Man" Joseph Merrick, Oscar Wilde, the Native American writer Black Elk, William Morris, the artist Walter Sickert and Aleister Crowley, who makes a brief appearance as a young boy. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900 was an Irish Playwright, Novelist, poet and Author of For indigenous peoples in the United States other than Hawaii and Alaska see also Native Americans in the United States. Black Elk (Hehaka Sapa (c December 1863 &ndash August 17 or August 19, 1950 (sources differ was a famous Wichasha William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896 was an English Architect, Furniture and Textile designer artist writer and socialist associated Walter Richard Sickert ( May 31, 1860 in Munich, Germany &ndash January 22, 1942 in Bath, England Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley (ˈkroʊli (12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947 was a British Occultist Writer, mountaineer The Ripper carries out his killings as an occult ritual, designed to enforce the hegemony of the rational and the masculine over the unconscious and feminine. The word occult comes from the Latin word occultus (clandestine hidden secret referring to "knowledge of the hidden" A ritual is a set of actions often thought to have Symbolic value the performance of which is usually prescribed by a Religion or by the Traditions The book also explores Moore's ideas about the perception of time, previously touched upon in Watchmen. Illustrated in an appropriately sooty pen and ink style by Eddie Campbell, From Hell took nearly ten years to complete, outlasting Taboo and going through two more publishers before being collected as a graphic novel by Eddie Campbell Comics. Eddie Campbell (born 10 August 1955) is a Scottish Comics artist and Cartoonist who now lives in Australia. A film adaptation, directed by the Hughes Brothers, was released in 2001. From Hell is a 2001 film based on the Graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. The Hughes Brothers (born April 1 1972) is the collective name for American fraternal As a result the boys spent their free time making short films
Lost Girls, with artist Melinda Gebbie, is an erotic series exploring possible sexual meanings in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Lost Girls is an erotic Graphic novel depicting the sexual adventures of three important female fictional characters of the late 19th and early 20th century Melinda Gebbie is a comics artist and writer probably best known for Lost Girls, the three-volume Graphic novel she has recently completed in collaboration Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865 is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson better known under the Pseudonym Lewis Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J A collected edition was published in August 2006 in the United States, but a dispute with Great Ormond Street Hospital, which holds the copyright to characters from Peter Pan in the European Union until 2008, prevented publication in the UK before that time. The Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH is a medical institution specialising in the care of children The European Union ( EU) is a political and economic union of twenty-seven member states, located primarily in
He also wrote a graphic novel for Victor Gollancz Ltd, A Small Killing, illustrated by Oscar Zarate, about a once idealistic advertising executive haunted by his boyhood self, published in 1988 through Mad Love and reprinted in 2003 by Avatar Press. A Small Killing is a Graphic novel by Alan Moore, published in 1991. Oscar Zarate (born 1942 is an Argentine Comic book artist and Illustrator. Avatar Press is an independent American publisher of Comic books founded in 1996 by William A
With Moore's much anticipated Big Numbers halted after two issues and Moore's personal relationships coming to an end (ultimately with Phyllis and Deborah leaving him and moving away), Mad Love Publishing was dissolved.
After several years out of the mainstream, Moore worked his way back into superhero comics by writing several series for Image Comics and the companies that later broke away from it. Image Comics is an American Comic book publisher It was founded in 1992 by seven high-profile illustrators as a venue where creators could publish their He felt that his influence on comics had in many ways been detrimental. Instead of taking inspiration from the more innovative aspects of his work, creators who followed him had merely imitated the violence and grimness. As a reaction against the superhero genre's abandonment of its innocence, Moore and artists Stephen R. Bissette, Rick Veitch and John Totleben conceived 1963, a series of comics which is a pastiche of Marvel's early works.
Tapping into the early issues of Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, and the Avengers, Moore wrote the comics according to the styles of the time, including the period's sexism and pro-capitalist attitude, which, though played seriously, appeared dated to a 90s audience. Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Doctor Strange is a Fictional character, a Comic book sorcerer and Superhero in the. Iron Man is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Fantastic Four is a fictional Superhero team appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Avengers is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. There was also a large streak of self-promotion, a satire of the bombastic Marvel editorial columns and policies of Stan Lee. Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber; December 28, 1922) is an American Writer, editor, creator of comic book characters
The series was to have concluded with an annual in which the heroes travel to the 1990s to meet the prototypical grim, ultra-violent Image Comics characters. Image Comics is an American Comic book publisher It was founded in 1992 by seven high-profile illustrators as a venue where creators could publish their The 1963 heroes would have been shocked at their descendants, even the change in art from four colors to gray shading would have been commented upon. The annual never appeared due to disputes within Image and the creative team.
Following 1963, Moore worked on Jim Lee's WildC.A.T.s and a number of Rob Liefeld's titles, including Supreme, Youngblood and Glory, retooling sometimes rudimentary and derivative characters and settings into more viable series. Jim Lee (born August 11, 1964) is a Korean-American Comic book Artist, Creator and Publisher. Wildcats, sometimes rendered WildCats or WildCATs, is the name of multiple incarnations of a Superhero team created by the American Comic Rob Liefeld, (born October 3 1967) is an American Comic book writer illustrator and publisher Supreme is a fictional Superhero created by Rob Liefeld and Brian Murray. Youngblood is a Fictional Superhero team that starred in their self-titled Comic book, created by writer/artist Rob Liefeld. Glory is a fictional character from the Awesome Comics Comic book series created by Rob Liefeld. In Moore's hands, Supreme, Liefeld's violent Superman analogue, became an inventive post-modern homage to superhero comics from the 1940s on, and the Superman comics of the Mort Weisinger era in particular. Superman is a fictional Comic book Superhero widely considered to be one of the most recognized of such characters and an American Cultural icon Mortimer Weisinger ( April 25, 1915 - May 7, 1978) was an American Jewish Magazine and Comic book Flashbacks to the character's past adventures comment on comics history, storytelling, and the Superman mythos.
After working on Jim Lee's comic WildC. A. T. s, Moore created the America's Best Comics line, a new group of characters to be published by Lee's company Wildstorm. America's Best Comics is a Comic book publishing brand It was set up by Alan Moore in 1999 as an Imprint of Wildstorm, WildStorm Productions, or simply WildStorm, (sometimes rendered Wildstorm) is a publishing Imprint and studio of American Comic book
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a team-up book featuring characters from Victorian adventure novels such as H. Rider Haggard's Allan Quatermain, H. G. Wells' Invisible Man, Jules Verne's Captain Nemo, Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Wilhelmina Murray from Bram Stoker's Dracula, was the first series to be published under the ABC banner. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a Comic book series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O'Neill. Culture The Victorian fascination with novelty resulted in a deep interest in the relationship between modernity and cultural continuities Sir Henry Rider Haggard KBE ( 22 June 1856 &ndash 14 May 1925) was a prolific writer of Adventure novels set Allan Quatermain is a Fictional character, the Protagonist of H Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 &ndash 13 August 1946 He was an outspoken socialist and a pacifist, his later works becoming increasingly political Not to be confused with Invisible Man, a novel written by Ralph Waldo Ellison Jules Gabriel Verne ( February 8 1828 &ndash March 24 1905) was a French Author who pioneered the science-fiction Captain Nemo is a Fictional character featured in Jules Verne 's novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870 and The Mysterious Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850–3 December 1894 was a Scottish novelist poet and travel writer, and a representative of Neo-romanticism in Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a Novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in 1886 Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912 was an Irish writer of novels and short stories who is best known today for his 1897 horror Dracula is an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, featuring as its primary Antagonist the vampire Count Dracula. Illustrated by Kevin O'Neill, the first volume of the series pitted the League against Professor Moriarty from the Sherlock Holmes books; the second, against the Martians from The War of the Worlds. Kevin O'Neill, born in London in 1953, is a British Comics illustrator best known as the co-creator of Nemesis the Warlock and Professor James Moriarty is a Fictional character who is the best known Antagonist (and Nemesis) of the detective Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes is a famous fictional detective of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who first appeared in Publication in 1887 The War of the Worlds (1898 by H G Wells, is an early Science fiction Novel which describes an invasion of England by A third volume entitled The Black Dossier, is set in the 1950s, was released on November 14, 2007, though it has been reported that copyright issues will prevent its being published or distributed outside the US.  A film adaptation was released in 2003 and starred Sean Connery as Quatermain. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a 2003 film loosely based on the Comic book Limited series of the same name. Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25 1930) is an Academy Award - Golden Globe - and BAFTA Award -winning Scottish This series is the only work in the America's Best Comics line to which Moore, along with O'Neill, retains the copyright.
Tom Strong, a post-modern superhero series that in equal parts parodies and pays tribute to the superhero genre, featured a hero inspired by characters pre-dating Superman, like Doc Savage and Tarzan. Tom Strong is a Comic book created by writer Alan Moore and artist Chris Sprouse initially published bi-monthly by America's Best Comics Doc Savage is a Fictional character, one of the Pulp heroes of the 1930s and 1940s Tarzan is a Fictional character, an archetypal Feral child raised in the African jungle by Apes who later returns to civilization only to The character's drug-induced longevity allowed Moore to include flashbacks to Strong's adventures throughout the twentieth century, written and drawn in period styles, as a comment on the history of comics and pulp fiction. Pulp magazines (or pulp fiction; often referred to as "the pulps" were inexpensive Fiction magazines The primary artist was Chris Sprouse. Chris Sprouse (born in Charlottesville Virginia on July 30, 1966) is an American Comic book Artist.
Top 10, a deadpan police procedural comedy set in a city where everyone, from the police and criminals to the civilians and even pets, has super-powers, costumes and secret identities, was drawn by Gene Ha (finished art) and Zander Cannon (layouts). The police procedural is a sub-genre of the mystery story which attempts to convincingly depict the activities of a Police force as they investigate Crimes Gene Ha is an American Comics artist best known for his work on books such as Top 10 and Top 10 The Forty-Niners, with Alexander "Zander" Cannon (born November 1, 1972) is an American Comics writer and artist The series ended after twelve issues, but spawned three spin-offs: the miniseries Smax, drawn by Cannon, Top 10: The Forty-Niners, a graphic novel prequel drawn by Ha, and Top 10: Beyond the Farthest Precinct, a sequel written by Paul Di Filippo and drawn by Jerry Ordway. Smax is a fictional character from the Comic book series Top 10 written by Alan Moore, illustrated by Gene Ha, and published Top 10 The Forty-Niners, a Graphic novel published by America's Best Comics in 2005, is a prequel to the ABC series Top 10 A prequel is a work that portrays events and/or aspects of a previously completed narrative but is set prior to the existing narrative Paul Di Filippo (born October 29, 1954 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American Science fiction writer Jerry Ordway (born November 28, 1957) is an American Writer, Penciller and Inker of Comic books He
Promethea, a superheroine explicitly from the realms of the imagination drawn by J.H. Williams III, explored Moore's ideas about consciousness, mysticism, magic, écriture féminine and the Kabbalah. Promethea is a Comic book series created by Alan Moore and JH JH "Jim" Williams III is a Comic book Artist and Penciller. Consciousness has been defined loosely as a constellation of attributes of Mind such as Subjectivity, Self-awareness, Sentience, and the Mysticism (from the Greek grc μυστικός mystikos, an initiate of a Mystery religion) is the pursuit of communion with identity Magic, sometimes known as sorcery, is a Conceptual system that asserts human ability to control the natural world (including events objects people and Écriture féminine, literally "gendered women's writing" is a strain of feminist literary theory that originated in France in the 1970s Kabbalah (קַבָּלָה lit "receiving" is a discipline and school of thought discussing the mystical aspect of Judaism.
Tomorrow Stories was an anthology series with a regular cast of characters such as Cobweb, First American, Greyshirt, Jack B. Quick, and Splash Brannigan. Tomorrow Stories was an American comic book series created by Alan Moore for his America's Best Comics (ABC line published by Wildstorm The Cobweb is a Comic book Heroine co-created by famed writer Alan Moore and veteran underground artist Melinda Gebbie. First American is a Fictional character, a satirical Superhero created by Alan Moore with Jim Baikie for his Wildstorm imprint Greyshirt is a Comic book character in Alan Moore 's Tomorrow Stories, published by Wildstorm (a subsidiary of DC Comics Jack B Quick is a fictional character a Superhero from Alan Moore 's America's Best Comics imprint Splash Brannigan is a Fictional humorous Superhero. He was created by Alan Moore and Hilary Barta.
Before publication, Lee sold Wildstorm to DC, and Moore found himself in the uncomfortable position of working for DC again. Wildstorm attempted to placate him by forming an editorial "firewall" to insulate Moore from DC's corporate offices, allowing his comics to be published by WildStorm without mention of parent-company DC in the indicia. Indicia has a number of meanings In postage indicia are markings on a mail piece showing that postage has been paid by the sender He was also assured of editorial non-interference, however, various incidents continued to irritate Moore. Specifically, in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #5, an authentic vintage advertisement for a "Marvel"-brand douche caused DC executive Paul Levitz to order the entire print run destroyed and reprinted with the advertisement amended to "Amaze," purportedly to avoid causing friction between DC and Marvel Comics. Overview Vaginal douches may consist of water water mixed with Vinegar, or even Antiseptic chemicals Paul Levitz (born 21 October 1956) is an American Comic book Writer, Editor and executive  A Cobweb story Moore wrote for Tomorrow Stories #8 featuring references to L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, Jack Parsons and the "Babalon Working", was blocked by DC Comics. Tomorrow Stories was an American comic book series created by Alan Moore for his America's Best Comics (ABC line published by Wildstorm Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13 1911 &ndash January 24 1986 was a fiction writer who devised a self-help technique called Dianetics and philosophy known as Scientology Scientology is a body of beliefs and related practices initially created by American Science fiction author L John Whiteside Parsons (born Marvel Whiteside Parsons on October 2, 1914 &ndash died June 17, 1952) was an American Rocket The Babalon Working was a series of Magick ceremonies or Rituals commenced on March 2, 1946 by Jack Parsons, essentially Ironically, it was later revealed that they had already published a version of the same event in their Paradox Press volume The Big Book of Conspiracies. Paradox Press is a division of DC Comics. It was designed to publish Graphic novels that were not of the superhero genre as comprises most of DC's publishing efforts
Moore plotted the six issue mini-series Albion for the Wildstorm imprint of DC Comics. Albion is a six-issue Comic book Limited series plotted by Alan Moore, written by his daughter Leah Moore and her husband John Reppion The series is written by his daughter Leah Moore and her husband John Reppion. Leah Moore (born February 4, 1978, in Northampton) is an English Writer. John Mark Reppion (born 1978 in Liverpool, England) is a British Writer.
With Steve Moore he is writing The Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic which is set to be published by Top Shelf at some point in 2010. Steve Moore (born 11 June 1949 is a prolific British Comics writer Top Shelf Productions is an American publishing company started in 1997, owned and operated by Chris Staros and Brett Warnock. 
It has also been recently announced that Avatar Press will be publishing a short graphic novel called Light of thy Countenance at the start of 2009 and a horror comic series called Neonomicon. Avatar Press is an independent American publisher of Comic books founded in 1996 by William A A 
Moore came into dispute with Marvel Comics in the 1980s when they had reprinted some of his Marvel UK work without his permission. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc Since then, he had blocked any further reprints. This led to a falling out with his collaborator on Captain Britain, artist Alan Davis, as he was denied reprint fees and exposure for his work. In 2002, Marvel Comics' editor-in-chief, Joe Quesada, attempted to persuade Moore to contribute new work (Moore had already contributed to Marvel's 9/11 tribute comic, Heroes), and convinced him the company had changed. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc Joseph "Joe" Quesada (born December 1 1962) is an American Comic book editor writer and artist Moore agreed to the publication of a reprint collection of his Captain Britain stories, on the understanding that he would receive full credit for his characters. However, Moore's credit was omitted. Despite Quesada's explanation that the omission was a printing error, his apologies, and the omission being corrected in subsequent printings, Moore declared he would no longer consider working for Marvel.  It has also been reported that Moore did not take kindly to Marvel's insistence that the US publication by Eclipse Comics of his Marvelman work was retitled, allegedly at the insistence of Marvel Comics. Eclipse Comics was an American Comic book Publisher, one of several influential independent publishers during the 1980s and early 1990s Miracleman, originally known as Marvelman in his native United Kingdom, is a fictional Comic book Superhero created in 1954 by
Moore has also had disputes with DC Comics, which led to his decision in the late 1980s to no longer work with them. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company Among the reasons reported for this rift were DC's plan to institute a "mature readers" label for certain books they published; the publisher keeping Watchmen and V for Vendetta in print beyond their original serialization, which prevented the rights from reverting to Moore and Gibbons; and DC's refusal to pay Moore and Gibbons royalties on merchandise the company considered "promotional items" for Watchmen.  (As a result of this, Moore and Gibbons managed to block Watchmen Action figures being produced for the comics' 15th Anniversary (in 2000), as well as an anniversary hardcover. Subsequent to the latest falling-out between Moore and DC - and the comics' 20th anniversary - the oversize Absolute Watchmen was released in 2005. DC Comics Absolute Edition is a series of archival quality printings of graphic novels published by DC Comics and its imprints Wildstorm Productions and Vertigo )
Moreover, it has been widely noted that it was Moore's disputes with DC over the perpetual publication rights to Watchmen and V for Vendetta which allowed those authors that followed him (e. g. Neil Gaiman) to negotiate more knowing deals; Moore's perceived ill-treatment therefore being addressed in contracts signed between other parties, but not retroactively dealt with to his personal satisfaction between himself and DC. Neil Richard Gaiman (ˈgeɪmən (born November 10, 1960) is an English author of Science fiction and Fantasy short stories and 
Subsequent to his earlier disputes with DC and his stated intention to not work for them, DC's purchase of Jim Lee's WildStorm studios found Moore working for DC by proxy. Unhappy by the situation, it has been reported that Lee and editor Scott Dunbier flew to England personally to reassure Moore that he would not be affected by the sale, and would not have to deal with DC directly: In an interview with comics magazine Wizard, Moore quantified this as including "No DC advertisements in ABC comics. Scott Dunbier rose to fame in the comic book industry as executive editor of the Wildstorm comic book line Wizard or Wizard The Magazine of Comics Entertainment and Pop Culture (originally titled Wizard The Guide to Comics and No checks written to him from DC. No communication with DC editors whatsoever. " Although it has been suggested that he considered breaking his contract with WildStorm after the buyout, reports cite his unwillingness to deprive his artistic collaborators of work.  Moore's hope that DC would not interfere with his ABC work was dashed when sections of two of his comics (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #5, cover dated June 2000, and Tomorrow Stories #8, January 2001) were altered both after and before going to press. (See ABC, above) Promethea #22 also saw slight friction, when a couple of panels were censored, but these were reinstated for the collected edition. Alan Moore (born November 18 1953 in Northampton) is an English Writer most famous for his influential work in Comics, including the acclaimed 
Film adaptations of Moore's work also proved controversial. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a 2003 film loosely based on the Comic book Limited series of the same name. With From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Moore was content to allow the filmmakers to do whatever they wished and removed himself from the process entirely. From Hell is a 2001 film based on the Graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a 2003 film loosely based on the Comic book Limited series of the same name. "As long as I could distance myself by not seeing them," he said, he could profit from the films while leaving the original comics untouched, "assured no one would confuse the two. This was probably naïve on my part. "
His attitude changed after producer Martin Poll and screenwriter Larry Cohen filed a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox, alleging that the film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen plagiarized an unproduced script they had written entitled Cast of Characters. For the bridge player see Larry Cohen (bridge player. Larry Cohen (born Lawrence G In law a lawsuit is a civil action brought before a Court in which the party commencing the action the Plaintiff, seeks a legal or equitable remedy Although the two scripts bear many similarities, most of them are elements that were added for the film and do not originate in Moore's comics. According to Moore, "they seemed to believe that the head of 20th Century Fox called me up and persuaded me to steal this screenplay, turning it into a comic book which they could then adapt back into a movie, to camouflage petty larceny. " Moore testified in a deposition, a process so painful that he surmised he would have been better treated had he "molested and murdered a busload of retarded children after giving them heroin. " Fox's settlement of the case insulted Moore, who interpreted it as an admission of guilt. 
Moore's reaction was to divorce himself from the film world: he would refuse to allow film adaptations of anything to which he owned full copyright. In cases where others owned the rights, he would withdraw his name from the credits and refuse to accept payment, instead requesting that the money go to his collaborators (i. e. the artists). This was the arrangement used for the film Constantine. Constantine is a 2005 American Film based on Vertigo Comics ' Hellblazer Comic book, with some 
The last straw came when producer Joel Silver said at a press conference for the Warner Bros. film adaptation of V for Vendetta that fellow producer Larry Wachowski had talked with Moore, and that "he [Moore] was very excited about what Larry had to say. Joel Silver (born July 14, 1952) is an American Hollywood Film producer and inventor of the sport of Ultimate. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and V for Vendetta is a 2006 action - thriller Film directed by James McTeigue and produced by Joel Silver Biography Andy and Larry Wachowski were born to a Polish-American family in Chicago. " Moore claims that he told Wachowski "I didn't want anything to do with films. . . I wasn't interested in Hollywood," and demanded that DC Comics force Warner Bros to issue a public retraction and apology for Silver's "blatant lies", even though Silver appeared to have been lied to himself by Larry Wachowski. Although Silver called Moore directedly to apologize, no public retraction appeared. Moore was quoted as saying that the film had "plot holes so big, you wouldn't have gotten away with it in Whizzer and Chips" and complained about the addition of things like "eggy in a basket", which he saw as an ill-researched attempt by Hollywood screenwriters to make an American dish sound English. Whizzer and Chips was a British comic that ran from the issues dated 18 October 1969 to 27 October 1990, when it merged Egg in the basket or Egg in a window ( egg in the hole in Commonwealth countries and toad in a hole, eggy toast or bird's Moore once again announced that he would no longer work for DC, which is owned by Warner Bros.
This latest conflict between Moore and DC Comics caused Moore to receive a very sympathetic article in The New York Times that was published on March 12, 2006, five days before the USA theatrical release. Events 538 - Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. In the New York Times article, Silver stated that about 20 years prior to the film's release, he met with Moore and Dave Gibbons when Silver acquired the film rights to V For Vendetta and Watchmen. Silver stated, "Alan was odd, but he was enthusiastic and encouraging us to do this. I had foolishly thought that he would continue feeling that way today, not realizing that he wouldn't. " Moore did not deny this meeting or Silver's characterization of Moore at that meeting, nor did Moore state that he advised Silver of his change of opinion in those approximately 20 years. The New York Times article also interviewed David Lloyd about Moore's reaction to the film's production, stating, "Mr. Lloyd, the illustrator of V for Vendetta, also found it difficult to sympathize with Mr. Moore's protests. When he and Mr. Moore sold their film rights to the graphic novel, Mr. Lloyd said: "We didn't do it innocently. Neither myself nor Alan thought we were signing it over to a board of trustees who would look after it like it was the Dead Sea Scrolls. "
The re-release of V for Vendetta in a hardcover edition to tie in with the film's release, put Moore into a "black rage" when he noticed there was a printing error on the back cover. According to Moore, he threw his editions of the book into a tip, "as they weren't worth recycling" and was upset about the lack of standards.
As a result of Moore's disputes with DC (and then Warner Bros. ), which came to a head over V for Vendetta, he declared that The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier, a hardcover graphic novel, will be his last work for the publisher, and future installments of LoEG will be published by Top Shelf Productions and Knockabout Comics. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Black Dossier is an original Graphic novel in the Comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Top Shelf Productions is an American publishing company started in 1997, owned and operated by Chris Staros and Brett Warnock. Knockabout Comics is a UK publisher and distributor of underground and alternative Comic books. Moore has also stated that he wishes his name to be removed from all comic work that he does not own, including Watchmen and V for Vendetta, much as unhappy film directors often choose to be credited as "Alan Smithee. For the 1997 film see An Alan Smithee Film Burn Hollywood Burn, Alan Smithee (or the alternate spellings Allen Smithee Alan Smythee "
Moore has won numerous Jack Kirby Awards during his career, including for Best Single Issue for Swamp Thing Annual #2 in 1985 with John Totleben and Steve Bissette, for Best Continuing Series for Swamp Thing in 1985, 1986 and 1987 with Totleben and Bissette, Best Writer for Swamp Thing in 1985 and 1986 and for Watchmen in 1987, and with Dave Gibbons for Best Finite Series and Best Writer/Artist (Single or Team) for Watchmen in 1987. The Jack Kirby Award for achievement in Comic books was presented from 1985-1987 by Amazing Heroes magazine and managed by Dave Olbrich
Moore has been nominated for the Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Awards several times, winning for Favorite Writer in 1985, 1986, 1987, 1999, and 2000. Comics Buyer's Guide ( (CBG is the second longest-running Periodical reporting on the Comic book industry Also, he won the CBG Fan Award for Favorite Comic Book Story (Watchmen) in 1987 and Favorite Original Graphic Novel or Album (Batman: The Killing Joke with Brian Bolland) in 1988. Brian Bolland (born 1951 is a British Comics Artist, known for his meticulous detailed linework and eye-catching compositions
He received the Harvey Award for Best Writer for 1988 (for Watchmen), for 1995 and 1996 (for From Hell), for 1999 (for his body of work, including From Hell and Supreme), for 2000 (for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), and for 2001 and 2003 (for Promethea). The Harvey Awards, named for writer-artist Harvey Kurtzman (1924-1993 and coordinated by the publisher Fantagraphics are given for achievement in Comic books
In addition, he received nominations for the 1985 Jack Kirby Award for Best Single Issue for Swamp Thing #32 with Shawn McManus, the 1985 Jack Kirby Award for Best Single issue for Swamp Thing #34 with John Totleben and Steve Bissette, a 1986 Jack Kirby nomination for Best Single Issue for Superman Annual #11 with Dave Gibbons, a 1986 Jack Kirby nomination for Best Single Issue for Swamp Thing #43 with Stan Woch, a 1986 Jack Kirby nomination for Best Writer/Artist (single or team) for Swamp Thing with Bissette, 1987 Jack Kirby Award nominations for Best Single Issue for both Watchmen #1 and #2 with Dave Gibbons, and the Comics Buyer's Guide Award for Favorite Writer in 1997, 1998, and 1999. Shawn McManus (b June 30, 1958, Brookline Massachusetts) is an American Artist who entered the Stan Woch is an American artist who has worked in the Comics industry Comics Buyer's Guide ( (CBG is the second longest-running Periodical reporting on the Comic book industry
He has also received the Will Eisner Award for Best Writer nine times, since 1988, and numerous international prizes. The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award is a prize given for creative achievement in American Comic books It is named in honor of the pioneering writer and artist Will Eisner
In 1988, Moore and artist Dave Gibbons won a Hugo Award in the category Other Forms for Watchmen. Dave Gibbons (born April 14, 1949) is a British Comic book Artist, writer and sometime letterer The Hugo Awards are given every year for the best Science fiction or Fantasy works and achievements of the previous year Watchmen is a twelve-issue Comic book Limited series written by Alan Moore, and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and John Higgins The category was created for that year only, via a rarely-used provision that allows the Committee of the Worldcon to create any temporary Additional Category it feels appropriate (no subsequent committee has chosen to repeat this category). 
In 2005, Watchmen had the honour of being the only Graphic Novel to make it onto Time Magazine's "All-Time 100 Novels" list. Watchmen is a twelve-issue Comic book Limited series written by Alan Moore, and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and John Higgins A Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and 
Moore has written one novel, Voice of the Fire, a set of short stories about linked events in his home-town of Northampton through the centuries, from the Bronze Age to the present day. Voice of the Fire is the first novel from Alan Moore, acclaimed Comic book writer The term Bronze Age refers to a period in human cultural development when the most advanced Metalworking (at least in systematic and widespread use included techniques for He is currently working on his second novel, Jerusalem, which will again be set in Northampton.  His previous planned prose work A Grammar has been abandoned.
Comics publisher Top Shelf released a hard cover edition of Moore's longform poem The Mirror of Love in 2006, with new photographs by Jose Villarubia. The poem was initially printed in the 1980s benefit book Artists Against Rampant Government Homophobia and was illustrated by Steve Bissette and Rick Veitch.
Moore has also written short stories. "The Courtyard" was published in The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H. Alan Moore's The Courtyard is a 2003 Comic book adaptation of a 1994 prose story written by Alan Moore. P. Lovecraft; "A Hypothetical Lizard" was published as part of a shared-world fantasy anthology called Liavek: Wizard's Row. Alan Moore's Hypothetical Lizard is a Comic book adaptation of the World Fantasy Award -winning short story "A Hypothetical Lizard" written in Liavek is a Shared world brought to life in a series of five Fantasy anthologies edited by Emma Bull and Will Shetterly. Both stories have been adapted to comic book form by writer Antony Johnston and published by Avatar Press. Antony Johnston (born August 25, 1972) is an award-winning British writer Avatar Press is an independent American publisher of Comic books founded in 1996 by William A
In 2006, a piece entitled Alphabets of Desire was written by Moore, and designed and produced by comics letterer Todd Klein as an 11" x 17" print, signed and limited to 500 copies, available only through Klein's blog. Todd Klein (b January 28 1951 is an award-winning American Comic book Letterer, Logo Designer, and occasional writer — primarily for  It rapidly sold out, and a second printing went on sale on March 6, 2008. Events 1079 - Omar Khayyám completes the Iranian calendar. 1454 - Thirteen Years' War: Delegates of 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common It is also a limited run of 500 copies.
Moore has written one screenplay, entitled Fashion Beast, loosely based on both Jean Cocteau's version of Beauty and the Beast and the life of fashion designer Christian Dior. See also Pre-production Screenwriting A screenplay or script is a written plan authored by a Screenwriter, for a Film or Television Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (5 July 1889 &ndash 11 October 1963 was a French Poet, Novelist, Dramatist, Designer, Boxing Beauty and the Beast ( La Belle et la Bête) is a 1946 French romantic Fantasy film adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Le Prince Christian Dior ( January 21, 1905 &ndash October 23, 1957) was an influential French Fashion designer, best known as the The script was commissioned by former Sex Pistols manager, Malcolm McLaren. The Sex Pistols are an English Punk rock band that formed in London in 1975 Malcolm McLaren (born Malcolm Robert Andrew Edwards on January 22 1946 in London) is an English Impresario and musician It has yet to be made into a film.
Alan Moore participated and starred in the documentary feature film The Mindscape of Alan Moore, directed by DeZ Vylenz and produced by Shadowsnake Films. The Mindscape of Alan Moore is a 2003 feature documentary which chronicles the life and work of Alan Moore, author of several acclaimed Graphic It is the only feature film production on which he has collaborated and has given permission to use his work.
Several of his books such as From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, V for Vendetta and Watchmen have been adapted to film by Hollywood, but he has always distanced himself from these films. From Hell is a Graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell speculating upon the identity and motives of Jack the Ripper The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a Comic book series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O'Neill. V for Vendetta is a ten-issue Comic book Watchmen is a twelve-issue Comic book Limited series written by Alan Moore, and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and John Higgins
Moore has written articles on comics, music and magic. In 2006 he published an eight-page article tracing out the history of pornography and arguing that a society's vibrancy and success are related to its permissiveness in sexual matters. Pornography or porn is the explicit depiction of Sexual subject matter with the sole intention of sexually exciting the viewer Decrying that the consumption of contemporary ubiquitous pornography is still widely considered shameful, he called for a new and more artistic pornography that could be openly discussed and would have a beneficial impact on society. 
He has also made brief forays into music. In the 1980s he formed a band called The Sinister Ducks with Bauhaus bassist David J and Max Akropolis, and released a single, March of the Sinister Ducks (with sleeve art by Kevin O'Neill), under the pseudonym Translucia Baboon. Bauhaus were an English rock band formed in Northampton in 1978 David J Haskins (b April 24, 1957, in Northampton, England) better known as David J, is a British Alternative rock Moore and David J also released a 12-inch single featuring a recording of "This Vicious Cabaret", from V for Vendetta. He has also performed with the Northampton band Emperors of Ice Cream. Several of his songs have been adapted in comics form, first by Caliber Comics in Negative Burn (later collected in Alan Moore's Songbook), then by Avatar in Alan Moore's Magic Words and Alan Moore's Yuggoth Cultures and Other Growths.
For the 2007 graphic novel The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier, Moore recorded a couple of tracks for a 45 rpm single, purporting to be by "Eddie Enrico and His Hawaiian Hotshots". The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Black Dossier is an original Graphic novel in the Comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen The two tracks (one of which is referenced in the work) are entitled "Immortal Love" and "Home with You. " Originally intended to be included with the initial hardback, the record has been held back to be included with the 'Absolute Edition'.
Moore co-wrote the song "Leopardman At C&A" with Mick Collins for the album We Have You Surrounded by Collins' group The Dirtbombs. This page concerns the musician For other Mick Collinses see Michael Collins. We Have You Surrounded is the fourth album by the American Rock music group The Dirtbombs. The Dirtbombs are a Garage rock band based in metro Detroit, Michigan, notable for blending diverse influences such as Punk rock and
Moore is a practising magician who worships a Roman snake deity named Glycon. A magician is a person skilled in the mysterious and hidden art of magic, the ability to attain objectives acquire knowledge or perform works of wonder using Supernatural Roman mythology, or more appropriately Latin mythology, refers to the mythological beliefs of the Italic people inhabiting the region of Latium and its Glycon was a Snake God, according to the satirist Lucian, who provides the only literary reference to the deity He describes his understanding of "magic" as fundamentally synonymous with "art": the use of words, images, and actions to affect people and the way they think.  He performs one-off "workings" (a word, which in ritual magic means a pre-planned series of magical acts), which combine ritualistic and performance art elements with spoken word prose poetry, read by Moore as part of a performance art group, The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels. Magic, sometimes known as sorcery, is a Conceptual system that asserts human ability to control the natural world (including events objects people and This article is about Performance art For other uses see Performance (disambiguation Spoken word is a form of literary Art or artistic performance in which Lyrics, Poetry, or stories are spoken rather than sung This article refers to a poetic form For the competitive speech event see Prose & Poetry. The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels is the name of a group of occultists and performers including writer and magician Alan Moore, Bauhaus Several of their pieces have been released on CD, and two, The Birth Caul and Snakes and Ladders, have been adapted for comics by Eddie Campbell. A Disease of Language is the 2005 collection of adaptations by Eddie Campbell of two of Alan Moore 's performances The Birth Caul (1999 and Snakes A Disease of Language is the 2005 collection of adaptations by Eddie Campbell of two of Alan Moore 's performances The Birth Caul (1999 and Snakes Eddie Campbell (born 10 August 1955) is a Scottish Comics artist and Cartoonist who now lives in Australia.
Moore played himself in the 2007 episode "Husbands and Knives" of The Simpsons, alongside actor Jack Black and other comic book writers like Dan Clowes and Art Spiegelman. " Husbands and Knives " is the seventh episode of The Simpsons ' nineteenth season, and was first broadcast on November Thomas Jack Black Jr (born August 28 1969 is an American Actor, Comedian and Musician. Daniel Gillespie Clowes (born April 14, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an Academy Award -nominated American Author Art Spiegelman (born February 15, 1948) is an American Comics artist editor and advocate for the medium of comics best known for his This episode aired on Moore's fifty-fourth birthday, although he recorded his lines in October 2006. Moore is a fan of the show.  His appearance had him being infuriated when seeing Milhouse ask for an autograph of "Watchmen Babies in V for Vacation".
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||English comic book writer, novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, musician, artist, and magician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 18, 1953|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Northampton, England|
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