Author Topic: Alan no Moore  (Read 1671 times)

Dannyhood91

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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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Re: Alan no Moore
« 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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Re: Alan no Moore
« 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

Re: Alan no Moore
« 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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Re: Alan no Moore
« 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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Re: Alan no Moore
« 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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Re: Alan no Moore
« 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.