Alan Moore’s Exit Interview

 AMEI   (Airwave, 2006)

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Veteran comics journalist Bill Baker presents a brand new, extended conversation with Alan Moore, the highly influential and often controversial author of From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, V for Vendetta, Watchmen and numerous other graphic ovels and entertainments.

After starting with an extremely personal and highly detailed postmortem of his quarter century–plus career in commercial comics, Moore next offers an examination and assessment of the current health of the comics medium and the industry surrounding it. Pausing only to present his hopes anf fears for the future of the art form, Moore then turns his attention towards Lost Girls, his latest best-selling graphic novel, the forthcoming multimedia graphic novel, The League of Extraordinary Gentlement: The Black Dossier, and Jerusalem, the prose novel he’s currently writing, revealing the provocative concepts and startling observations which gave rise to those projects. The interivew ends with Moore contemplating nothing less than Life, Death and The Meaning of it All, and offering his own radical, perhaps even revolutionary, new vision of Afterlife, the individual’s place in time and space, and sound reasons for Why Everything Matters.

By turns truly moving and absolutely infuriating, wildly inspiring and outrageously funny, Alan Moore’s Exit Interview offers an intimate portrait of an artist of an artist surveying his storied career, considering what he’s really accomplished over the years, and weighing what it’s cost him–personally and professionally–to remain true to his art and true to himself. The result is a reading experience that is as unique, exhilerating and thought–provoking as is its subject…Alan Moore.

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ca. 2006Bill Baker, Alan Moore, Leah Moore, John Reppion