Alan Moore : conversations /
edited by Eric L. Berlatsky.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2012.
xxvi, 222 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
1617031593 (Paper), 9781617031595 (Paper)
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Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2012.
1617031593 (Paper)
9781617031595 (Paper)
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (p. xix) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Eric L. Berlatsky is associate professor of English at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. He is the author of The Real, the True, and the Told: Postmodern Historical Narrative and the Ethics of Representation.
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Conversations with the brilliant and eccentric comics writer
Bowker Data Service Summary
This title presents a collection exploring Moore's creative practices, his social, political, and philosophical beliefs, and his love of the comics medium.
Main Description
British comics writer Alan Moore (b. 1953) has a reputation for equal parts brilliance and eccentricity. Living hermit-like in the same Midlands town for his entire life, he supposedly refuses contact with the outside world while creating his strange, dense comics, fiction, and performance art. While Moore did declare himself a wizard on his fortieth birthday and claims to have communed with extradimensional beings, reticence and seclusion have never been among his eccentricities. On the contrary, for long stretches of his career Moore seemed to be willing to chat with all comers: fanzines, industry magazines, other artists, newspapers, magazines, and personal websites. Well over one hundred interviews in the past thirty years serve as testimony to Moore's willingness to be engaged in productive conversation. Alan Moore: Conversationsincludes ten substantial interviews, beginning with Moore's first published conversation, conducted by V for Vendettacocreator David Lloyd in 1981. The remainder cover nearly all of his major works, including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Swamp Thing, Marvelman, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Promethea, From Hell, Lost Girls, and the unfinished Big Numbers. While Moore's personal life and fraught business relations are discussed occasionally, the interviews chosen are principally devoted to Moore's creative practices and techniques, along with his shifting social, political, and philosophical beliefs. As such, Alan Moore: Conversationsshould add to any reader's enjoyment and understanding of Moore's work.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. vii
Chronologyp. xxi
From the Writer's Viewpoint 1981p. 3
Garry Leach and Alan Moore 1983p. 8
Alan Moore 1984p. 26
Alan Moore 1988p. 44
Alan Moore Interview 1998p. 61
Moore in The Onion Edits 2001p. 95
The Craft: An Interview with Alan Moore 2002p. 108
Alan Moore Interview 2004p. 136
Moore: ôWe Wanted to Do Something Which Solved a Lot of the Abiding Problems That Pornography Has.ö 2006p. 153
The Mustard Interview: Alan Moore 2009p. 182
Indexp. 207
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