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Alan no Moore
« on: July 18, 2019, 10:34:36 PM »

Re: Alan no Moore
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2019, 10:38:01 PM »
Havent read all of his work but nothing I have read of his has been bad.

Hope he has an ace retirement doing magic shit.

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Re: Alan no Moore
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 12:09:08 AM »
For fuck sake, I almost died of a heart attack myself.

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Re: Alan no Moore
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2019, 12:09:47 AM »
Wish he'd do one more project like Top 10 before he moves onto a life of duck-bothering.  That was one of his best comics in aeons when it came to fun, vivid characters.

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Re: Alan no Moore
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2019, 12:24:14 AM »
thought he was dead too. cheers.

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Re: Alan no Moore
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2019, 02:55:21 AM »
Wish he'd do one more project like Top 10 before he moves onto a life of duck-bothering.  That was one of his best comics in aeons when it came to fun, vivid characters.

Aye, I'd heartily second that. I think it's my favourite of his works, if not the most obviously clever. Just been listening to The Highbury Working again and would quite like some more of his spoken word collaborations with Tim Perkins too.

That said, I've not bothered with LoeG since the middle point of Century, and haven't got around to reading his Northampton time yet.

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Re: Alan no Moore
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2019, 11:02:35 AM »
Jesus, that thread title.

Maaaate

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Re: Alan no Moore
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2019, 05:25:28 PM »
Even his porn was good.

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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2019, 08:12:07 PM »
mods pls ban OP for causing distress with post title thx

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Re: Alan no Moore
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2019, 10:30:56 AM »
Alan Moore wrote a bit where Dorothy fucks the Lion.

Come back Alan, do not retire.

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Re: Alan no Moore
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2019, 03:54:50 AM »
Yeah, crikey, not an ideal thread title.

He's been talking about getting out of the comics game for awhile now... he has also suggested that LOEG could continue in some other format, however.

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Re: Alan no Moore
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2019, 04:46:12 PM »
I think almost all of Lost Girls tot seized on the way into Canada. I found the one little bookstore in Toronto that someone had a few copies. The look the cashier gave me.

From Hell is probably my favourite book ever, and I love Alan Moore, but his output is so sprawling I've found it hard to get my head around it. Maybe an upside of his retirement is that we'll get nice collected volumes of some of his works.


Re: Alan no Moore
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2019, 04:53:59 PM »
My mate knows him and reckons he spends the time he's not at home in Bella Pasta in Northampton. Happy Retirement Alan.

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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2019, 12:26:49 PM »
I think almost all of Lost Girls tot seized on the way into Canada. I found the one little bookstore in Toronto that someone had a few copies. The look the cashier gave me.

From Hell is probably my favourite book ever, and I love Alan Moore, but his output is so sprawling I've found it hard to get my head around it. Maybe an upside of his retirement is that we'll get nice collected volumes of some of his works.

Second that opinion about From Hell. Probably the best thing I’ve ever read and I like to consider myself pretty well read.

What did you think of Lost Girls because I found parts of it funny that I really don’t think I was supposed to like the part with the stuffy old English gentlemen having a transformative gay experience.

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Re: Alan no Moore
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2019, 01:22:53 PM »
My mate Dr Bramwell of Oddfellows Casino recorded a song featuring Alan Moore for those interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3RxHZJ7tT4

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« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2019, 03:57:52 PM »
Just started on From Hell. Its fucking massive and I get the feeling its going to be a harder read than Watchman or League, like classic literature is.

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« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2019, 08:21:20 PM »
What did you think of Lost Girls because I found parts of it funny that I really don’t think I was supposed to like the part with the stuffy old English gentlemen having a transformative gay experience.

Nah, I'm pretty sure that was supposed to be funny. The stern German commander dominating the prudish old Englishman on the eve of WW1. The whole thing I think is quite tongue in cheek, looking at how sex oils the wheels of history.

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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2019, 04:13:38 PM »
Second that opinion about From Hell. Probably the best thing I’ve ever read and I like to consider myself pretty well read.


I'm the same way. I always feel sort of weird saying it's my favourite book, like people are going to look down their noses at me, but then again, they would know what I'm talking about if they read it.

For me, From Hell is to books what Pulp Fiction is to movies. I think it read it at just the right time, and it showed me what the medium was capable of.

What did you think of Lost Girls because I found parts of it funny that I really don’t think I was supposed to like the part with the stuffy old English gentlemen having a transformative gay experience.

I can't remember much of it, to be honest. I thought the artwork was rich and beautiful, some of the writing really good, and the central concept a great. But it didn't really linger with me like the best of Moore's work. I read it, and then it was done.

I felt similarly about Jerusalem. For all it's heft (physical and otherwise), the tighter and more controlled Voice of the Fire made much more of an impression.

Just started on From Hell. Its fucking massive and I get the feeling its going to be a harder read than Watchman or League, like classic literature is.

I am very jealous of you, getting to read it for the first time.

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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2019, 03:59:26 PM »
Last ever LOEG sends things off without much fanfare, but it's wryly amusing nonetheless.

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« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2019, 12:19:20 AM »
I'm reading From Hell for the first time. 200-odd pages deep.

I am fucking speechless. Struck dumb by the fucking thing. It is astonishing. Astonishing. I only thought I knew astonishing.

The chapter where he bids your man go round all the Hawksmoors thonner, talking on all Dionysiac this and geographic complexities that, for fuck sake it is... What even sorts of words is there for it? It's fucking incredible. It makes me ache. I went round all those Hawksmoors, too. I stood in awe of them, I marvelled at the horns. I'm burning up.

You can feel it, but. Feel it in your joins. The reek of the place, the dark of those rooms, the heat of that chat.

Every other page I'm buckled over something. It's easily - easily - one of the best things I have ever read. A thousand things to say about it, but I can't get them up and out of me. My tongue's all tangled in my teeth. 

I think it's better than Watchmen. So far. But it's better than nearly anything I can think of.

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Re: Alan no Moore
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2019, 12:41:03 AM »
Fucking fine, I’ve bought a copy of From Hell.

Should be called fucking hell cos it was $45. If this is a load of shit I’ll have words with all of you.

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« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2019, 01:26:41 AM »
DVD's only 4 quid on amazon, mate!

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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2019, 09:35:08 AM »
DVD's only 4 quid on amazon, mate!

I love that they turned it into a whodunnit, then didn't add anyone other than Gull as a suspect.

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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2019, 10:29:29 AM »
Your post brought back exactly how it felt to read From Hell for the first time, Duke. I had picked it up while visiting NYC, after liking the look of the art style and the Jack the Ripper storyline, knowing Moore only vaguely as the man who did Watchman, which I hadn't read.

Chapter 4 was the one that did for me too. I kept looking up from the book, stunned. That feeling you get from a good book, when it clicks into place in your head and becomes something deeper than what's on the page, that was happening every other panel.

Update us when you finish it. The last few chapters are... Something else.

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Re: Alan no Moore
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2019, 10:55:57 AM »
I also just bought it but it cost me £8.50 so fucking fuck knows

Re: Alan no Moore
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2019, 12:08:46 PM »
Stopped reading a few pages in and need to get back to it. Reading is hard.

Didn't Moore and Campbell do like 10 years of full on research for it?

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« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2019, 12:38:17 PM »
I fucking LOVE From Hell. Totally absorbing, and detailed. Amazing stuff. It made me buy books about Victorian London and suchlike, including https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/448459.London_Labour_and_the_London_Poor?from_search=true
I must read again.

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Re: Alan no Moore
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2019, 12:48:29 PM »
While all the From Hell chat is going on there is a re-print currently under way of the individual issues under a 'Master Edition' title:

http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/from-hell-master-edition-01-of-10/1006

Eddie Campbell is colouring and also correcting various panels with Alan's blessing, currently on issue 7 i think.

There is also the companion book produced by the 2:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hell-Companion-Alan-Moore/dp/0861661842/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=from+hell&qid=1569411865&s=books&sr=1-3

And for the real die hards:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hell-Compleat-Scripts-Moore-Campbell/dp/1880325071/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=from+hell+compleat&qid=1569411952&s=books&sr=1-1





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Re: Alan no Moore
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2019, 03:49:21 PM »
That Master Edition looks interesting, although From Hell in colour just seems odd to me, like making coffee in a microwave. I'm lucky enough to have one of these mothers:


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« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2019, 05:23:31 PM »
I've never actually read From Hell but I just spied a copy of it on my missus's bookshelf. Should probably get stuck in.