Alan Moore is a writer perhaps best known for the groundbreaking comic Watchmen. Other notable works include his novel Voice of the Fire and comics such as V for Vendetta, From Hell, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Moore is also a practicing magician, of the occult variety. Although he was always interested in the occult from a theoretical perspective it wasn’t until he wrote From Hell that he became interested in it as a practice rather than an academic concern.
Moore has also provided vocals for musical projects with David J from Bauhaus, written and performed occult performance art works and created a series of short films called Jimmy’s End.
A biography titled Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore by Lance Parkin was recently published by Aurum Press.
- Alan Moore’s mentor Steve Moore (no blood relation) passed away in March. In his memory, Mitch Jenkins released Unearthing, a collaboration with Alan Moore about the life of Steve Moore, for free on his website.
- Alan Moore says he’s not the Northampton Clown but that it might be his fault
- I have thoughts about a recent controversy about race and sexual violence in Moore’s work
Free comics by Alan Moore
- American Splendor strip written by Harvey Pekar and drawn by Moore
- Big Numbers # 3 a lost comic by Alan Moore.
- Alan Moore’s 1983 parody of Frank Miller’s Daredevil
Monsters, Maniacs, and Moore, a documentary on Moore from 1987.
The Mindscape of Alan Moore is marketed as a documentary, but it’s really more of a long interview. There was also a 10 minute BBC Inside Out episode referred to as a documentary.
Feud With Grant Morrison
- Lengthy video interview with Moore One of the questions is about his feud with Morrison.
- Morrison’s response to the Moore video, along with some additional history from Pádraig Ó Méalóid. Includes a transcript of the relevant parts of the above video.
- Moore’s response in the Last Interview
- Additional analysis of the feud through a comparison of Moore and Morrison’s early Doctor Who stories
Other stuff by Alan Moore
- “March of the Sinister Ducks” song with David J from Bauhaus.
- Lost Alan Moore Essay on Magic Originally intended to appear in KAOS 15
- Summary of Moore’s Twilight of the Superheroes proposal and the proposal itself
- More works by Moore
- Laura Snedden on the 10 page rape scene in Neonomicon
- Gail Simone on the attempted rape in Watchmen
- Basebenzi on rape and sexual assault in Moore’s work
- Sexual Ideology in the Works of Alan Moore: Critical Essays on the Graphic Novels
- Pam Noles on race in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (I recommend reading at least Part 2, Part 3 and Part 5.1
- Mombcomics’ response to the “Last Interview”
- Marc Singer on Golliwog and the “Last Interview”
- My response to the “Last Interview”
- The Onion: Barack Obama Names Alan Moore Official White House Biographer (satire)
- PZ Myers on Alan Moore and Magic
- Al Columbia Finally Reveals What Happened to the Big Numbers # 4 Artwork
- More misc. Moore links
- why I love The Master… An archive of out of print work and general ephemera relating to Alan Moore. A must-visit site for any Alan Moore fan.
- Alan Moore Fansite
- Alan Moore interview index exhaustive collection of interviews
- Wikipedia entry on Alan Moore
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