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Alan Moore (novelist)

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Who is Alan Moore?

Alan Moore is an English writer primarily known for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. Frequently described as the best graphic novel writer in history, he has been called "one of the most important British writers of the last fifty years". He has occasionally used such pseudonyms as Curt Vile, Jill de Ray, Translucia Baboon and The Original Writer.

  • also known as Translucia Baboon; Brilburn Logue; Curt Vile; Kurt Vile; Alan Rupert Moore; Moore, Alan; Jill de Ray; The Original Writer
  • born on (61 years ago) in Northampton, child of Ernest Moore and Sylvia Doreen
  • ethnicity: English people
  • nationality: United Kingdom
  • education: Northampton School for Boys
  • profession: Writer, novelist, artist, screenwriter, musician, cartoonist, magician, author, visual artist
  • member of musical groups:
  • spouses:
  • parent of
  • albums: "Unearthing", "The Decline of English Murder", "The Birth Caul", "The Highbury Working", "Angel Passage", "Snakes and Ladders"
  • written works: "From Hell", "Allan and the Sundered Veil", "The New Traveller's Almanac", "Watchmen", "Batman: The Killing Joke", "Skizz (2000Ad Presents)", "DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore", "Alan Moore's the Courtyard", "Absolute League of Extraordinary Gentlemen:The Black Dossier", "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)", "Top Ten: 49'ers", "Hexentexts: A Creation Books Sampler", "Terra Obscura", "Tom Strong", "Tom Strong (Book 3)", "Tom Strong (Book 1)", "A Dream of Flying", "Alan Moore: Wild Worlds", "Tom Strong (Book 4)", "Tom Strong (Book 2)", "Olympus", "Voice of the Fire", "Top Ten - Book 2", "Top 10 Book 1", "Butterworths Ireland Vat Acts, 1993-94", "Tax Booklet", "Three Racquetball Everyone", "Real War Stories No. 1", "Vertigo", "National parks planning", "Snakes and Ladders", "Tax Acts 1997-98", "Captain Britain TPB", "Tax Book 2002-2003", "Tax Book", "DR & Quinch", "Swamp Thing Vol. 1", "Batman, hors série", "Swamp thing, tome 2", "Tax Magic", "Picture Palaces of Gloucester and Cheltenham", "Yuggoth Cultures", "Watchmen, les Gardiens - L'Intégrale", "Violator/Badrock Tpb", "Shiny Beasts", "La League des Gentlemen extraordinaires", "The Mirror of Love", "Albion", "Promethea", "Unearthing"
  • filmography:
  • TV series: "HypaSpace"
  • film written: Jimmy's End
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to World Fantasy Award for Best Novella - "A Hypothetical Lizard"
      • nominated to Locus Award for Best Non-Fiction - "Watchmen", with Dave Gibbons
      • nominated to Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel - "Watchmen", with Dave Gibbons
      • nominated to Hugo Award for Other Forms - "Watchmen", with Dave Gibbons
      • Eisner Award for Best Writer - "Watchmen"
      • Hugo Award for Other Forms - "Watchmen", with Dave Gibbons
      • Eisner Award for Best Writer - "Batman: The Killing Joke"
      • nominated to Prometheus Award for Best Novel - "V for Vendetta"
      • Eisner Award for Best Writer - "From Hell"
      • Eisner Award for Best Writer - "From Hell"
      • Eisner Award for Best Writer - "From Hell", "Supreme", "Supreme: The New Adventures"
      • Eisner Award for Best Writer - "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", "Promethea", "Tom Strong", "Tomorrow Stories", "Top 10"
      • Eisner Award for Best Writer - "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", "Promethea", "Tom Strong", "Tomorrow Stories", "Top 10"
      • Eisner Award for Best Writer - "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", "Promethea", "Smax", "Tom Strong", "Tom Strong's Terrific Tales"
      • nominated to Prometheus Hall of Fame Award - "V for Vendetta", with David Lloyd
      • nominated to Prometheus Hall of Fame Award - "V for Vendetta", with David Lloyd
      • nominated to GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book - "Top 10: The Forty-Niners" (ABC Comics/Wildstorm)
      • Prometheus Hall of Fame Award - "V for Vendetta", with David Lloyd
      • Eisner Award for Best Writer - "Promethea" & "Top 10: The Forty-Niners"

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Enthralled by Alan Moore.

Ginger bearded chap is Steve Earl, who, later in the night, declined a signature from Alan Moore in the autograph queue, and instead requested the hairy comic book genius draw a "spunking cock". He gleefully accepted the challenge, pausing only to ask "Three or four drips?"

(Four was the answer.)

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