Alan Moore: Storyteller is the first serious examination of the life, career and work of one of the
UK’s most distinctive and popular creative voices. It traces Moore’s creative development from
his modest contributions to Northampton Arts Lab fanzines and local newspaper strips to the
very top of his field, writing some of the most widely read and critically acclaimed comics and
graphic novels ever produced: Swamp Thing, Watchmen, From Hell, Lost Girls, The League of
Extraordinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta.
The book provides an unparalleled insight into the mind and work of this enigmatic and at
times controversial creator. Moore’s extraordinary body of work is examined in depth, with
rare and previously unseen material, glimpses into unfinished and abandoned projects and
new light shed on overlooked masterpieces. With co-operation from Moore, and full access to
his archives, Gary Spencer Millidge has written a book which will not only be essential reading
for Moore’s many fans, but for anyone interested in contemporary literature and pop culture.
• Prepared in cooperation with Alan Moore and many of his collaborators, with a wealth
of personal archive material, including unseen script pages and unpublished art
• Dedicated press and publicity campaign
• Moore wrote five of the top 10 best-selling graphic novels of all time, and has a huge
and devoted following
• Accompanying CD of rarely heard-recordings of the author’s live readings,
performances, and music
Author Gary Spencer Millidge has been involved in the comics industry since 1979, publishing fanzines Amon*Spek, Comics News Monthly and the charity benefit comic Food for Thought, which contained Alan Moore’s strip, Cold Snap. Millidge has selfpublished his award-winning and critically acclaimed Strangehaven comic book series since 1995 – now collected in three trade paperback volumes, and in five foreign editions. Millidge published and co-edited Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman, as well as contributing a twelvepage comic strip biography of Moore. He is also the author of Comic Book Design for the Ilex Press.
Ilex, hardback, 320 pages, published July 2011