Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Page 16: Alan Moore ...plus bog snorkelling!

I expect that anyone reading The Billionth Monkey knows who Alan Moore is: the seminal graphic novel wordsmith and visionary behind such genre-redefining works as V for Vendetta (1982–1985), Swamp Thing (1984–1987), Watchmen (1986–1987), Batman: The Killing Joke (1988), From Hell (1989–1996), Promethea (1999–2005), etc. etc. Time magazine included Watchmen in its list of the 100 best English-language novels published since 1923, as well as in its list of the top 10 graphic novels. I jokingly describe Promethea as a novel loosely based on Aleister Crowley’s 777…but in all seriousness it’s absolutely brilliant.

Alan Moore
(photo taken June 2, 2009; source: Wikimedia Commons).
Moore recently made headlines when he completed his million-word novel Jerusalem (though it’s actually more like 600,000 words). While Jerusalem is slated for a possible 2016 release, the Moore project that I’m personally anticipating most is his grimoire, The Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic.

Alan Moore and Steve Moore's The Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic
will eventually be published by Top Shelf Productions.
To the best of my knowledge, Alan Moore has never been bog snorkeling. [Incidentally, the 30th World Bog Snorkelling Championships took place just this weekend in Powys.]

A photo by Matthew Horwood from the 30th World Bog Snorkelling Championships, as reported by the BBC.

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