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Life is complicated 
16th-Jan-2014 10:33 am
I thought I was in too much of a funk to care about comics fanboy stuff; but leave it to Alan Moore to draw me back in with his amazingly compelling writing, just as he's done in the past. The recently published screed on Pádraig Ó Méalóid's blog, titled "Last Alan Moore Interview?" is fascinating reading -- particularly for someone who's read a lot of comic books written by Alan Moore and Grant Morrison.

Given no other source material, it would be easy to fall completely under the sway of Moore's compelling rhetoric in this. (Thanks to kalimac for the link.): http://slovobooks.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/last-alan-moore-interview/comment-page-1/#comments

But, I couldn't buy into Alan's dismissal of Grant Morrison as a no-talent hack, whatever personal business has passed between him and Morrison. After reading through a bunch of reader comments, I was motivated to click on a response by some of the individuals Alan roasts so devastatingly in this piece.


If you compare this article with Moore's interview, you'll find contradictory statements concerning matters of fact. I'm not scholar enough to resolve them.

Plus, I didn't buy DC's "Before Watchmen," but I was genuinely touched by Darwyn Cooke's work in it -- despite my belief that Alan had the right of it in asking that DC not publish the series.

Life is complicated.
16th-Jan-2014 11:35 pm (UTC)
I missed that the link to the article where Grant Morrison replies to some of Alan Moore's accusations is actually to an older version of them. Apparently, his complaints about Morrison in the earlier screed are similar to what he says in the current one. There's also quite a bit of activity in the Comments section of Padraig's blog challenging Moore's statements on other topics.
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