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Alan Moore: Storyteller

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  131 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
The definitive book on Alan Moore, renowned as one of the most important talents in contemporary comics and graphic novels, and his trailblazing works of visual storytelling. Alan Moore is one of the most important creative forces in the history of comics. His innovative works, which include V for Vendetta, Watchmen, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, have become e ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 19th 2011 by Universe (first published January 1st 2011)
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Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography
There is a before and after in comic books due Alan Moore


I was lucky to find this book in its hardcover edition on one of the local comic book shops here in my country, Costa Rica. (Even luckier since that local comic book shop doesn't exist anymore)

I am a huge fan of Alan Moore's work. I already have The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore, that it's really good with a lot of info about him and his history, however, it's a softcover version with black and white contents.

Carlos Eguren
Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
“Ay, Alan, ¿por qué tienes que ser siempre diferente?”- SYLVIA MOORE.

¿Quién es ese tipo que mide casi dos metros? ¿Quién es ese tipo que lleva tantos anillos en cada dedo de sus manos? ¿Quién es ese tipo que viste tan raro, con ese bombín azul y ese bastón con forma de falso dios serpiente? ¿Quién es ese tipo de larga melena y embarrullada barba? ¿Quién es ese tipo con voz profunda y lleno de ideas tan extrañas? ¿Quién es ese tipo que cuenta historias que nunca han ocurrido, pero nos hace llorar
Sep 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
If there's more to know about Alan Moore than what's included in this huge tome, I don't think I want to know it. Granted, we don't learn creepy minutiae like what brand underpants he wears, or what he has for breakfast, but Millidge has painstakingly recreated Moore's career in chronological order. Millidge establishes himself once again as a solid writer of nonfiction in the way he did for fiction in Strangehaven, making what could have been a dry and dull book something that went by before I' ...more
I've been reading this since November and finally finished! I'm a huge Alan Moore fan, but when I started reading it I got quite scared. The first chapter was SOO over the top its praise in the HUGE GENUIS of Mr. Moore that I felt a bit uncomfortable. Thankfully it turned out to be an intro written by Michael Moorcock and not the author of the rest of the book. The book covered a little bit of autobiography of Moore's early life but mostly it just focused on his writing which was very nice. It w ...more
Jennifer Barrett
Aug 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It is blatantly obvious that Millidge undertook this daunting task as a labor of love. To chronicle Moore's influences, his body of work, and multitudes of hurdles both professionally and personally as seamlessly as he did reflects his dedication to Moore's accomplishments beautifully. I now refer to this book as my Bible of All Things Alan. Each section delivers a concise yet thought-provoking insight to the collaborations that Moore has undertaken in his vast career, while also providing a col ...more
Nov 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: comics fans and writers
Solid bio and overview of Moore and his work, though it's more a coffee-table book with high production values and interesting new graphics I'd not seen in other bios.

Thus, if you're looking for new material on or by Moore, this isn't really the book, but it's well worth looking at for the details.

If nothing else, it's got a more concise talk by Moore about his writing processes than in other interviews or bios. And being able to see copies of his typewritten scripts and/or notebook scribbling
Jul 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Basically, if you are an Alan Moore fan then you need to read this book. If you have an interest in comics and how to elevate them above the children's pulp that they have always been in the US an UK then you need to read this. If you have no idea how good comics can be, and how much thought goes into them, then you need to read this book. One of the pre-eminent writers of his generation, Moore has revolutionised the comics and created some of the best fiction of the last thirty years.
Lance Fuggle
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read, a fitting tribute to a true original
Jonathan Ratty
A gorgeous book and a worthy tribute and retrospective for this incredibly talented artist.
Mohammad Aboomar
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
A promotional biography.
Oct 01, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In-depth review of most of Alan's work, some more interesting than others.
Jeff Wetherington
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sep 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
A giant, beautiful, and very well done book on Moore's life and work. It works as an occasionally-browsed coffee table book, or as a reference for specific works.
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Libro que supone un estudio en profundidad de la inagotable labor del guionista.
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