By Barry Kavanagh, 17 October 2000
Blather, FREE as always, is proud to present a lengthy and in-depth interview with this world-renowned comics writer. Born in Northampton, England, in 1953, he was nothing short of seminal in the 1980s with Watchmen and nothing less than monumental in the 1990s with From Hell. He talks about his comics work in great detail, as well as his non-comics writing, his CDs and his interest in the occult. Full of insights, his conversation touches upon many other social and cultural subjects. You can read this unexpurgated interview here on the site or you can download it as a free text file. The interview is also available in Italian
- Northampton / "Graphic novel"
- Comics at the present time
- V for Vendetta
- V for Vendetta, fascism and pop
- Marvelman, Swamp Thing and Watchmen
- Watchmen characters [warning: spoilers]
- Watchmen, microcosms and details [warning: spoilers]
- The Killing Joke and Brought to Light
- Brought to Light - deep politics / AARGH
- Malcolm McLaren and Big Numbers
- A Small Killing and Lost Girls [warning: spoilers]
- From Hell [warning: spoilers]
- From Hell - a detail about infanticide
- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen / comics / Voice of the Fire
- The Birth Caul and Austin Osman Spare
- Songbook / The Moon and Serpent / The Highbury Working
- Ideas, entities and Aleister Crowley
- Aleister Crowley the man
- End of the interview: visions, entities and The Devil Rides Out
With thanks to Steve Moore and Alan O’Boyle.
Text copyright Barry Kavanagh and Alan Moore, provided free to Blather readers.