Monday, July 30, 2012

Billie Holiday! A graphic novel by Sampayo & Munoz

I'm really excited. I just got the graphic novel "Billie Holiday" by Argentinian writer Carlos Sampayo and artist Jose Munoz in the mail.
I haven't heard anything about them in recent years but in the 80’s these guys were pretty big.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Alan Moore's Time Twisters!!

Early in Alan Moore's writing career he penned a number of short stories for 2000 AD where he developed his ability to spin fun stories from cool concepts.
Two of my favorites featured a funny little character that Moore and Watchmen collaborator, Dave Gibbons created, called Doctor. Dibworthy.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Alan Moore, a very brief retrospective

Alan Moore is my favorite comic writer.

Alan Moore by Frank Quietly. For a treat click on the picture and look closely into the beard.
No one writer has written as dramatic or profound stuff as he has IMHO. Moore can do it all. He writes plots like no other, his dialog is usually spotless, and he loves to get all dramatic and dirty (He along with Miller were credited with bringing "gritty" to comics.) but I think the thing I like best about his work is his mind. It seems so fertile and agile. He seems to be able to absorb whatever he is writing about and come up with fresh lively perspectives on it. He takes old stuff and makes it feel new.