Alan Moore: Tisser l’invisible

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Arriving in the post this week was Alan Moore: Tisser l’invisible from French imprint Les Moutons Électriques. The book is a substantial collection of appreciative texts and analyses of work by the Northampton Ipsissimus edited by Julien Bétan, and, as the title would imply, is in French throughout. A couple of the pieces are reprints which I presume are receiving their first translation here. Michael Moorcock’s Homage to Cornucopia first appeared in Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman and is also reprinted in Moorcock’s Into the Media Web which I designed and Savoy Books published earlier this year.

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Best thing for me about the French collection is seeing some of my Moore-related work printed in colour as a mini gallery at the front of the book. There are two of the poster designs for the Moon & Serpent CDs, The Highbury Working (above) and Angel Passage, and also my 1999 portrait of Promethea and the Kabbalistic Underground map which I created as a design of my own and Alan subsequently incorporated into the Promethea comic series.

And speaking of Mister Moore, issue 6 of Dodgem Logic is now on sale sporting a cover which can either be interpreted as a gloomy Halloween design or a faithful depiction of the nation’s slough of despond; you decide.

Previously on { feuilleton }
Into the Media Web by Michael Moorcock
Watchmen
Alan Moore interview, 1988

The Mindscape of Alan Moore: US edition

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Yes, it’s that film again. The feature-length documentary by DeZ Vylenz about the Northampton Magus receives its official US release through Disinformation on September 30th. I designed the packaging (the original EU inlay is shown above) and the DVD menus.

As I’ve said before, this is a great film—shot on film, not video—a revealing insight into Alan’s life and work. The set includes a bonus disc of interviews with Alan’s artist collaborators: his wife, Melinda Gebbie (Lost Girls), Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), David Lloyd (V for Vendetta), Kevin O’Neill (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and José Villarubia (Promethea, The Mirror of Love); also an interview with comics historian Paul Gravett.

Big Shiny Robot interviewed director DeZ this week and there’s a trailer at the Shadowsnake Films site. The Mindscape of Alan Moore should be available from all the usual DVD retail outlets.

Previously on { feuilleton }
The Demon Regent Asmodeus
New things for June
Alan Moore in Arthur magazine
Watchmen
Alan Moore interview, 1988

New things for August

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A couple of updates to the site this month. Firstly there’s another interview with Eroom Nala focussing on life, art and (inevitably) my forthcoming Haunter of the Dark book.

And I’ve finally got round to expanding the line of CafePress products (T-shirts and a larger poster print) for my Kabbalah poster which seems to be my most popular work judging by sales there. This surprises me seeing as it was done on a whim in 2000 after a visit to London. Alan Moore later used it in an issue of Promethea but I don’t know whether the people interested in it are Promethea fans or some of the new breed of Kabbalists.

I’ll be adding more products for other lines, and some new things, as time permits over the next few weeks.

Update: CafePress have decided that my artwork may need “copyright clearance”. So don’t bother trying to buy anything just yet.

Update 2: CafePress tell me that “Transport for London provided us with a notice stating that the use of the London Underground Roundel infringes upon their intellectual property rights”. I presume this means now I’ll have to amend the artwork to remove the offending article. Copyright hell: it’s the wave of the future. Get used to it. See this Boing Boing post for a good example of London Transport’s dead hand.

Update 3: Products reworked with slightly amended artwork although for some reason the page is still showing the old items.