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Alan Moore
« on: September 09, 2016, 05:49:09 PM »
Alan Moore has retired.

Here's a thread to talk about his comics and legacy.

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Re: Alan Moore
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2016, 05:50:47 PM »
He always says he's done with comics. He's like Miyazaki.

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Re: Alan Moore
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2016, 06:01:36 PM »
Although, at least Miyazaki doesn't constantly badmouth the industry that he worked/works in. Not sure if he also worships a snake diety, though. That one's up in the air.

No, but in all seriousness I love what I've read of Moore's work and really want to read more.

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Re: Alan Moore
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 06:51:39 PM »
Not a fan, but it's hard to ignore his influence.
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Re: Alan Moore
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2016, 12:42:37 PM »
Although, at least Miyazaki doesn't constantly badmouth the industry that he worked/works in.
Yes he does.

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Re: Alan Moore
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2016, 01:06:48 PM »
Although, at least Miyazaki doesn't constantly badmouth the industry that he worked/works in.
Yes he does.

Note that I said "constantly". Miyazaki has criticized the industry, but not in every interview ever given to him like Moore tends to do.

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Re: Alan Moore
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2016, 08:57:37 PM »
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According to the recent retiree, anime suffers because industry staff is made up of otaku who "don't spend time watching real people" and are "humans who can't stand looking at other humans."
I'm not exactly sure he's wrong here. The moe boom doesn't hurt his case.

But Alan Moore has a tendency of hating his fans, his haters, his work, his inspirations, his predecessors, his audience, and just about everyone who has come in contact with a comic book for more than 5 seconds. Miyazaki's criticisms are a whole different sort.

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Miyazaki explained that animating people can only be done by those who spend time observing others
Chuck Jones said this exact same thing, by the way.
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Re: Alan Moore
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2016, 03:22:54 AM »
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Miyazaki explained that animating people can only be done by those who spend time observing others
Chuck Jones said this exact same thing, by the way.

Every animator has said that. It's a key step of being an animator.

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Re: Alan Moore
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2016, 06:09:05 AM »
While Alan Moore's run out of things to say so his interviews are just "Millennials have no culture" and "Superhero movies are the bane of modern history" repeated in different octaves, I'm always fascinated when he talks. A conversation with him would be an absolute honor, as long as I don't bring up DC or Marvel of course.

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Re: Alan Moore
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2016, 08:08:59 AM »
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Miyazaki explained that animating people can only be done by those who spend time observing others
Chuck Jones said this exact same thing, by the way.

Every animator has said that. It's a key step of being an animator.
That's why the people rushing to attack him should realize his point.
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Re: Alan Moore
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2016, 02:05:02 PM »
Moore did write From Hell and for that, he will always have a place among my favorite comics authors, no matter what.

By the way, is anyone here familiar with a recent fantasy-novel called The Vorrh by Brian Catling? I bring it up because Moore wrote the foreword to it (which can be found here). He lavishes a lot of praise on the book, comparing it among other things to Peake's Gormenghast, which definitely has me intrigued.
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Re: Alan Moore
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2016, 02:15:52 PM »
Read it back in May. Can't recall much except the parts with Ishmael the cyclops, though I remember appreciating it.

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Re: Alan Moore
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Re: Alan Moore
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2017, 08:11:58 PM »
I wonder which beloved character in popular culture will be re-interpreted into a psychotic rapist/murderer here. I can see a couple superheroes in that preview page, so I know I'm expecting some of Moore's vitriol in this finale.