28 Facts About Alan Moore

1. Alan Moore is a member of The Arts Emergency Service, a British charity working with 16—to 19-year-olds in further education from diverse backgrounds.

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2. In 2007 Alan Moore appeared in animated form in an episode of The Simpsons—a show of which he is a fan—entitled "Husbands and Knives", which aired on his fifty-fourth birthday.

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3. Alan Moore is a member of The Arts Emergency Service, a British charity working with 16—to 19-year-olds in further education from diverse backgrounds.

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4. In December 2011, Alan Moore responded to Frank Miller's attack on the Occupy movement, calling his more recent work misogynistic, homophobic and misguided.

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5. Alan Moore is a member of Northampton Arts Lab and takes walks with the novelist Alistair Fruish.

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6. Alan Moore took as his primary deity the ancient Roman snake god Glycon, who was the centre of a cult founded by a prophet known as Alexander of Abonoteichus, and according to Alexander's critic Lucian, the god itself was merely a puppet, something Moore accepts, considering him to be a "complete hoax", but dismisses as irrelevant.

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7. Alan Moore has taken to wearing a number of large rings on his hands, leading him to be described as a "cross between Hagrid and Danny from Withnail And I" who could be easily mistaken for "the village eccentric".

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8. Alan Moore estimated it to be 'at least a few million dollars' and said: "You can't buy that kind of empowerment.

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9. When he and Mr Alan Moore sold their film rights to the comic book, Mr Lloyd said: "We didn't do it innocently.

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10. Alan Moore has won multiple Eagle Awards, including virtually a "clean sweep" in 1986 for his work on Watchmen and Swamp Thing.

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11. Alan Moore brings a wide range of influences to his work, such as William S Burroughs, Thomas Pynchon, Robert Anton Wilson, and Iain Sinclair, New Wave science fiction writers like Michael Moorcock, and horror writers such as Clive Barker.

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12. In 2018 Alan Moore contributed to the comic anthology 24 Panels.

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13. Alan Moore has appeared live at music events collaborating with a number of different musicians, including a 2011 appearance with Stephen O'Malley at the All Tomorrow's Parties 'I'll Be Your Mirror' music festival in London.

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14. In 2010 Alan Moore began what he described as "the 21st century's first underground magazine".

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15. In 2007 Alan Moore appeared in animated form in an episode of The Simpsons—a show of which he is a fan—entitled "Husbands and Knives", which aired on his fifty-fourth birthday.

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16. Alan Moore decided that there were too many people involved to back out from the project, and so ABC was launched in early 1999.

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17. Alan Moore named this imprint America's Best Comics, lining up a series of artists and writers to assist him in this venture.

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18. In 1993 Alan Moore declared himself to be a ceremonial magician.

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19. Alan Moore wrote the lead story in Batman Annual No 11 drawn by George Freeman.

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20. In 1987 Alan Moore submitted a proposal for a miniseries called Twilight of the Superheroes, the title a twist on Richard Wagner's opera Gotterdammerung.

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21. Alan Moore began producing further stories for DC Comics, including a two-part story for Vigilante, which dealt with domestic abuse.

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22. The third series that Alan Moore produced for Warrior was The Bojeffries Saga, a comedy about a working-class English family of vampires and werewolves, drawn by Steve Parkhouse.

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23. Alan Moore had already produced a couple of strips for several alternative fanzines and magazines, such as Anon E Mouse for the local paper Anon, and St Pancras Panda, a parody of Paddington Bear, for the Oxford-based Back Street Bugle.

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24. Alan Moore was born on 18 November 1953, at St Edmund's Hospital in Northampton to a working-class family who he believed had lived in the town for several generations.

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25. Alan Moore is an occultist, ceremonial magician, and anarchist, and has featured such themes in works including Promethea, From Hell, and V for Vendetta, as well as performing avant-garde spoken word occult "workings" with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, some of which have been released on CD.

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26. Alan 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.

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27. Alan Moore has occasionally used such pseudonyms as Curt Vile, Jill de Ray, and Translucia Baboon;, reprints of some of his work have been credited to The Original Writer when Moore requested that his name be removed.

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28. Alan Moore was born on 18 November 1953 and is an English writer known primarily for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The Ballad of Halo Jones and From Hell.

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