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Alan Moore

English writer primarily known for his work in comic books

1953   -  

genre: comic
country of citizenship: United Kingdom
native language: English
educated at: Northampton School for Boys
occupation: comics writer, novelist, science fiction writer
award received: Prometheus Award - Hall of Fame, Inkpot Award
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Alan Moore (born 18 November 1953) is an English writer known primarily for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The Ballad of Halo Jones and From Hell. Regarded by some as the best graphic novel writer in history, he is widely recognised among his peers and critics. He has occasionally used such pseudonyms as Curt Vile, Jill de Ray, and Translucia Baboon; also, reprints of some of his work have been credited to The Original Writer when Moore requested that his name be removed.Moore started writing for British underground and alternative fanzines in the late 1970s before achieving success publishing comic strips in such magazines as 2000 AD and Warrior. He was subsequently picked up by the American DC Comics, and as "the first comics writer living in Britain to do prominent work in America", he worked on major characters such as Batman (Batman: The Killing Joke) and Superman (Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?), substantially developed the character Swamp Thing, and penned original titles such as Watchmen. During that decade, Moore helped to bring about greater social respectability for comics in the United States and United Kingdom. He prefers the term "comic" to "graphic novel". In the late 1980s and early 1990s he left the comic industry mainstream and went independent for a while, working on experimental work such as the epic From Hell and the prose novel Voice of the Fire. He subsequently returned to the mainstream later in the 1990s, working for Image Comics, before developing America's Best Comics, an imprint through which he published works such as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and the occult-based Promethea. Moore is an occultist, ceremonial magician, and anarchist, and has featured such themes in works including Promethea, From Hell, and V for Vendetta, as well as performing avant-garde spoken word occult "workings" with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, some of which have been released on CD. Despite his own personal objections, his works have provided the basis for a number of Hollywood films, including From Hell (2001), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), V for Vendetta (2005), and Watchmen (2009). Moore has also been referenced in popular culture, and has been recognised as an influence on a variety of literary and television figures including Neil Gaiman, Joss Whedon, and Damon Lindelof. He has lived a significant portion of his life in Northampton, England, and he has said in various interviews that his stories draw heavily from his experiences living there.
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works

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Watchmen

author: Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons

From Hell

graphic novel by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

author: Alan Moore

Watchmen

1986 comic book

author: Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons

1986

Voice of the Fire

book by Alan Moore

author: Alan Moore
illustrator: José Villarrubia

1996

Alan Moore's Magic Words

book by Alan Moore

author: Alan Moore

2002

Alan Moore's Writing for Comics

book by Alan Moore

author: Alan Moore

2003

Allan and the Sundered Veil

short story by Alan Moore

author: Alan Moore

The Mirror of Love

book by Alan Moore

author: Alan Moore
illustrator: José Villarrubia

2004

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manga

author: Alan Moore

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