The Alan Moore online collection …..

Published On June 27, 2008 | By Joe Gordon | Comics

Following the excellent Alan Moore interview earlier this month right here on the FPI blog (part 1, part 2), I’d like to point you over at Pádraig Ó Méalóid’s Glycon live journal. He’s far too nice and modest to say it himself but it’s a fascinating repository of all things Alan Moore, including a lot of completely unavailable and extremely rare work.

For example, where else are you going to find these incredible examples of Moore’s artwork for the From Hell series:

From Hell Major Arcana.jpg

(Major Arcana: The Lovers and the Star – Eddie – Annie – The London Pentangle. By Alan Moore, 1989 (Taboo 1989) Oil pastel, collage, construction paper.)

Back in the days of Taboo (89-92) when From Hell was being serialised, Moore did these fantastic inside back cover images. Three in all, but more were probably planned. Completely worth a look.
But there’s a lot more available to us out there.

Long lost and uncollected strips: Pictopia, The Bowing Machine,
Amazing Rarities: Outbreak of Violets, Fashion Beast covers,
Transcripts of the performance pieces: Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels & Angel Passage.
And much, much more.

There’s a host of Alan Moore stuff out there and we have to be extremely grateful for people like Pádraig Ó Méalóid and Stan Coleman of 4 Colour Heroes whose excellent site has another great wealth of rare Alan Moore works. We owe these two gentlemen our heartfelt thanks and a large drink.

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Joe Gordon
Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk's chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

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