Rich Johnson just posted a letter from Steve Bissette calling on fans to post his pages from 1963, a comic written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Bissette and others in the early 90s, online for free since it’s unlikley it will ever be reprinted. He also mentioned that he’s working on a book about Moore:
FYI, This emerges from my work on my own forthcoming Alan Moore book; since I own my pencils, and articles on any of our work is fair game for any party out there, I’m running a few articles (by others) in my book, and illustrating them with my sketches and pencils, which is fair enough under the terms of our agreements, I reckon. If not, I’ll hear about it soon enough.
Full Story: Bleeding Cool: Steve Bissette Working On A Book About Alan Moore, Asks People To Publish His 1963 Stories Online For Free
Clearly I’m missing something — why won’t 1963 ever be reprinted?
June 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm
Bissette and Moore had a falling out (sounds like Moore flipped out at him over something very trivial according to Bissette) and since they co-own the series (I think Rick Vietch owns part as well) it can’t be printed without both their consent.