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Alan Moore
The Pocket Essential
by Lance Parkin
Paperback: 96 pages
ISBN: 1903047706
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Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are short, snappy, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, politics, and more. In addition to an introduction to the subject, each topic is individually analyzed and reviewed, examining its impact on popular culture or history. There’s also a reference section that lists related web sites and weightier (and more expensive) books on the subject. For media buffs and students, these are great entry–level books that build into an essential library.
Well written and a lot of fun! Features a nice intro about Moore; nice overviews of his work; and a pretty mean bibliography with details of the contents. You'll be very surprised that this little book would be so informative. Not bad at all.
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by Alan Moore
Paperback: 64 pages
Caliber Comics
ISBN: 0941613658
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From the most acclaimed writer in comics who revitalized and redefined characters such as Batman and Superman is this insightful and jagged look at the world via his song lyrics. Alan Moore was the man responsible for catapulting the comics industry into thoughtful and provoking stories and this collection of his lyrics features art contributions from some of the biggest names in the industry.
Each song is fully illustrated by one of the top illustrators in this graphic novel. Joining Alan are Art Adams, Richard Case, Terry Moore, Dave Gibbons, Colleen Doran, Neil Gaiman and many more.

About the Author
Alan Moore revolutionized comics with his work on such acclaimed titles as Watchmen, Dark Knight, Miracleman, and V for Vendetta. He has set a lofty goal for other writers to aspire to and with his efforts, he moved comics from a medium of superheroics to insightful and thought provoking literature.
Alan Moore
The Birth Caul
by Alan Moore, David J, & Tim Perkins
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
ASIN: B000003SD6
On November 18th, 1995, his forty-second birthday, Alan Moore performed a lengthy autobiographical poem entitled The Birth Caul. The work was accompanied by music from David J. and Tim Perkins. Last spring saw the release of a graphic version of the poem, illustrated by Eddie Campbell. The comic and the disc go together nicely, a kind of darkly mutated version of those comic-book-and-record sets that were ubiquitous in the 1970's.
Moore refers to the work as "a shamanism of childhood." I'm wary of new-agey terminology, and would prefer to characterize the piece as an honest stab at High Art. While in the world of comics, he stands out merely by virtue of his having an imagination, Moore himself has said that he would be considered a hack if subjected to the critical standards of any other medium. This attempt is a mixed bag, but Moore's still more talented than he gives himself credit for. Fans will recognize the dark, brooding poetry of Watchmen and Swamp Thing and the hidden landscapes of From Hell, but when torn away from any mythical icons or comic-book-campiness, his influences are much more visible. His vivid imagery of a damp, bleak English landscape is reminiscent of T.S. Eliot, and his stream-of-consciousness wordplay reminds one of William Burroughs. Moore's poetry doesn't really come anywhere near Eliot's, but he's actually a much better writer than Burroughs. He is still, however, more the consummate comic writer than he is a poet or performance artist. The work is much more compelling and visual in the graphic novel than it is on the CD. This may have something to do with Campbell, but I think it's more likely that Moore is just used to working in a medium that's half visual. Also, when placed in a comic, especially a superhero comic, Moore's dark poetry is striking and insightful, but by itself it often gets melodramatic and adolescent. This is too bad, because Moore's come up with some of the best turns of phrase I've heard/read in a long time. His study of the storybook banality of working-class English life is compelling and often breathtaking-but can also be pretentious and humorless. The work itself contains a certain gallows wit, but when Moore reads it, it unfortunately gets lost. Still, the disc and the comic both are both worth having, and worth enjoying separately from one another (I particularly recommend listening to the CD in a darkened room). The music is brilliant at times, with an especially haunting soundscape that recurs during the "Birth Caul" segments.
Alan Moore
Brought To Light
by Alan Moore & Gary Lloyd
Currently Unavailable
Alan Moore
The Moon and Serpent
Grand Egyptian Theatre
of Marvels
by Alan Moore, David J, & Tim Perkins
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
ASIN: B000001JUB
Alan Moore (WATCHMEN, FROM HELL, V FOR VENDETTA) cuts loose with this album-length spoken-word meditation/ritual encompassing Mystic London, the Kray twins, the magickal correspondences within the wedding of Charles & Diana, Jack the Ripper, and the entire freaking cosmos including Richard Nixon. It's an amazing, mind-bending piece of work, with haunting music and sound by Bauhaus's David J and friends. If you've read Moore's FROM HELL, you may remember the tour of mystic London that Gull takes with his cab driver; by the end of it, the driver is overcome as Gull reveals the grand mystical design underpinning London and tying together all its landmarks. This album is in the vein of that travelogue, with Moore as your holy-fool narrator.  Don't miss this gem!
--John Tynes
Pagan Publishing
   1. Hair On The Snake That Bit Me
   2. The Map Drawn On Vapour (I)
   3. Litvinoff's Book
   4. The Map Drawn On Vapour (II)
   5. The Stairs Beyond Substance
   6. The Enochian Angel Of The 7th Aethyr (II)
   7. The Demon Regent Asmodeus (III)
   8. The Diety Glycon
   9. The Book Of Copulation
 10. A Town Of Lights
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