Alan Moore Announces Retirement from Comics

Friday, 09 September 2016 - 10:32AM
Friday, 09 September 2016 - 10:32AM
Alan Moore Announces Retirement from Comics
Say it isn't so! Comics legend Alan Moore just confirmed that he's about to retire from comics altogether. He has a few projects left to finish, but he only has "about 250 pages of comics left in [him]."

At a recent press conference (via The Guardian) promoting his insanely long tome, Jerusalem, Moore revealed that his next few projects will likely be his last as a comics writer.

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"There are a couple of issues of an Avatar [Press] book that I am doing at the moment, part of the HP Lovecraft work I've been working on recently. Me and Kevin will be finishing Cinema Purgatorio and we've got about one more book, a final book of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to complete. After that, although I may do the odd little comics piece at some point in the future, I am pretty much done with comics."
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Moore has had a huge impact on the world of comics, with several of his acclaimed works becoming popular Hollywood movies, including The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, V for Vendetta, and Watchmen, the latter of which just celebrated its 30th anniversary and was once named as one of Time's best novels of the 20th century, in any medium. Moore is frequently cited as the best graphic novelist in history, although his recent work hasn't been quite as influential. Moore himself admits that after such a long and storied career, he's in danger of creative fatigue:

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"I think I have done enough for comics. I've done all that I can. I think if I were to continue to work in comics, inevitably the ideas would suffer, inevitably you'd start to see me retread old ground and I think both you and I probably deserve something better than that."
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