What can I say about Alan Moore? He’s the controversial bad boy of comics who has earned a reputation of not playing nice with industry moguls. Along with Frank Miller, Moore is credited with bringing maturity and complexity to comic books and revitalizing the industry. He also scares the crap out of me.
Watchmen, his dark and ironic take on a world with super heroes, was not only the first graphic novel to win the Hugo Award, but also the only graphic novel to make Time Magazine’s “Top 100 Novels” list. Eat that Michael Crighton.
A short list of some of his incredible work includes Miraclemen, V for Vendetta, From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Promethea.
Here are a a few of Moore’s online interviews to help you get inside his head. We know this is not a complete list, but we will be updating it with more links soon. If there is a particular interview that you think we need to include, feel free to send us the link.
BBC1’s Inside Out uses the latest avant-garde video effects to tell the story of Alan Moore. Moore discusses his upbringing in Northampton, being an inept LSD dealer, writing for Batman and Superman, and creating The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
In this extensive Telegraph.co.uk interview, Susanna Clarke speaks to Alan Moore him about sex, magic, why he prefers his home town to Hollywood, and Lost Girls, his three-volume, 16-years-in-the-making comic about sex.
A video clip from a BBC4 documentary on the history of comics. In part 1, Alan Moore talks about V for Vendetta, its themes of fascism and its connection to British mythology, anarchy, and finished by reading an excerpt from his text.
A video clip from a BBC4 documentary on the history of comics. In part 2, Alan Moore talks about Watchmen, the poignancy of its characters and how the story is sort of a “meditation upon power.” He delves into the Rorschach character and finishes by reading an excerpt from his text.
A video clip from a BBC4 documentary on the history of comics. In part 3, Alan Moore talks about League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, all of its diverse characters and their evolution and his collaboration with artist Kevin O'Neill.
A video clip from a BBC4 documentary on the history of comics. In part 4, Alan Moore talks about Lost Girls, its female characters, his collaboration with artist Melinda Gebbie, and comments on whether or not the work should be considered pornography.
A video clip from BBC Four’s Jonathan Ross in Search of Steve Ditko. Moore recites the chorus from his forner band’s song “Mr. A.”, inspired by Ditko’s super hero of the same name. Moore’s Watchmen character Rorschach was heavily influenced by Ditko’s Mr. A.
Alan Moore and Linda Gebbie talk with Charlito & Mister Phil about erotic graphic novel Lost Girls. The story of its inception and long road to completion. On pornography in our culture, sex, class, art, censorship, and Melinda’s underground comics that led to an obscenity trial.