Alan Moore

Novelist, Comic Book Creator

1953 –

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Who is Alan Moore?

Alan Moore is an English writer primarily known for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. Frequently described as the best graphic novel writer in history, he has been called "one of the most important British writers of the last fifty years". He has occasionally used such pseudonyms as Curt Vile, Jill de Ray, and Translucia Baboon. Marvel Comics' 2013 reprints of Moore's original Miracleman stories credit him as The Original Writer.

Moore started writing for British underground and alternative fanzines in the late 1970s before achieving success publishing comic strips in such magazines as 2000 AD and Warrior. He was subsequently picked up by the American DC Comics, and as "the first comics writer living in Britain to do prominent work in America", he worked on major characters such as Batman and Superman, substantially developed the character Swamp Thing, and penned original titles such as Watchmen. During that decade, Moore helped to bring about greater social respectability for comics in the United States and United Kingdom. He prefers the term "comic" to "graphic novel."

Famous Quotes:

  • It was Kovacs who said "Mother" then, muffled under latex. It was Kovacs who closed his eyes. It was Rorschach who opened them again.
  • We're all puppets, Laurie. I'm just a puppet who can see the strings.

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Born
Nov 18, 1953
Northampton
Also known as
  • Kurt Vile
  • Translucia Baboon
  • Brilburn Logue
  • Curt Vile
  • Alan Rupert Moore
  • Moore, Alan
  • Jill de Ray
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • English people
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Northampton School for Boys
Employment
  • America's Best Comics

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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