Alan Moore

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11/18/1953, Northampton, England, UK

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    Birth Name:

    Alan Moore



    Birth Place:

    Northampton, England, UK

    Also Known As

    Curt Vile, Jill de Ray

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  • Quotes (10)

    • (on his approach to his "Watchmen" maxi-series) Alan Moore: I also wanted to write about power politics. Ronald Reagan was president. But I worried readers might switch off if they thought I was attacking someone they admired. So we set Watchmen in a world where Nixon was in his fourth term - because you're not going to get much argument that Nixon was scum! For me, the '80s were worrying. 'Mutually assured destruction.' 'Voodoo economics.' A culture of complacency. I was writing about the times I lived in.

    • Alan Moore: I'm perhaps overstating my case here a bit, but I think I lent an awful lot of literary and intellectual credibility to the American comics business and to the comics business in general when I entered it. I don't feel the same way about comics any more, I really don't. I never loved the comic industry. I used to love the comics medium. I still do love the comics medium in its pure platonic, essential form, but the comics medium as it stands seems to me to have been allowed to become a cucumber patch for producing new movie franchise.

    • (about Hollywood's re-writing his works) Alan Moore: The answer I always fall back on is to quote Raymond Chandler. People said: 'Raymond, don't you feel devastated by how Hollywood has destroyed your books?' And he would take them into his study, point to the bookshelf and say, 'There they are. Look, they're fine.' The film has got nothing to do with my work. It has a coincidental title to a book I've done and they've given me a huge wedge of money. No problem with that.

    • (from the preface to the 1988 hardcover collection of his "V For Vendetta" series) Alan Moore: It's 1988 now. Margaret Thatcher is entering her third term of office and talking confidently of an unbroken Conservative leadership well into the next century. My youngest daughter is seven and the tabloid press are circulating the idea of concentration camps for persons with AIDS. The new riot police wear wear black visors, as do their horses, and their vans have rotating video cameras mounted on top. The government has expressed a desire to eradicate homosexuality, even as an abstract concept, and one can only speculate as to which minority will be the next legislated against. I'm thinking of taking my family and getting out of this country soon, sometime over the next couple of years. It's cold and it's mean spirited and I don't like it here anymore. Goodnight England. Goodnight Home Serve and V for Victory. Hello the Voice of Fate and V for Vendetta.

    • (after being forced to testify for 10 hours to prove he was creator of "League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen") Alan Moore: I would have been treated better if I had molested and murdered a busload of retarded children after giving them heroin.

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    Trivia (24)

    • Moore drew inspiration for V for Vendetta from a comic strip, called The Doll, he submitted to DC Comics about a transsexual terrorist when Moore was 22.

    • (August 30, 2006) Alan's "Lost Girls" project, started in 1991 with illustrator Melinda Gebbie, the first six chapters of which were printed in "Taboo" magazine, with two collected volumes of reprints from the magazine were published in 1995 by the Tndra imprint of Kitchen Sink Press, is finalized with the other two planned volumes being released in a hardcover edition along with the first by Top Shelf Productions. The series centers around the erotic adventures of the grown-up characters Dorothy, Wendy, and Alice, from the books of "The Wizard Of Oz," "Peter Pan," and "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland".

    • Alan's first contribtions to major publications were for "Dr. Who Weekly" and "2000 A.D.," starting place of Britain's most popular comic character, Judge Dredd.

    • (2006) Alan has agreed to produce the artwork for a poster for the Defend Council Housing Group, in Northamptonshire, England, with the original artwork to be auctioned on eBay.

    • Alan worked with the Sex Pistols' manager, Malcolm McLaren, on a screenplay called "Fashion Beast," but never finished the work with him.

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