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    Tomorrow's Observer newspaper will feature a sprawling interview and feature with Alan Moore.

    In which we learn about his great-grandfather, Ginger Vernon, who "used to trade caricatures for pints in the pub."
    He hates being coerced, whatever the financial incentive, and it may well be something in the blood. His great-grandfather Ginger, the hard-drinking cartoonist, was at the turn of the 20th century offered the chance to become the director of a glass company in town, Moore claims. He was told: "You'll make millions! The only condition is that you stay out the pub for two weeks." The answer, inevitably, was no; and Vernon spent the rest of his life walking past the mansion of the man who took the job.
    The parallels are clear.
    Not content to have made Jimmy's End and its prologue Act of Faith, he has thought up all sorts of surplus fantasies that might flavour future episodes set in the same world. He has taken the time to write a fictional radio show that could feature at some stage, and with his daughter Amber has invented a computer game that might get a mention. He's come up with a line of energy drinks. Also a social network.
    Twatchmen? Fashion Book? Okay, this is probably a fictional social network... but could it spin off into reality as well?

    Also, we get Bleeding Cool favourite Khandie Khisses' first appearance (in the background) of the newspaper in question...


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    Right, lets get this over with:

    Person one: "Alan Moore is a hack. How dare he tell us our beloved comics are a waste of time. And he knew what he was getting into when he signed that contract!"

    Person two: "Alan Moore is a genius! DC is evil!"

    Repeat, repeat, repeat.

    There, with that out of the way, can everyone please talk about something else instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cforshaw67220 View Post
    Right, lets get this over with:

    Person one: "Alan Moore is a hack. How dare he tell us our beloved comics are a waste of time. And he knew what he was getting into when he signed that contract!"

    Person two: "Alan Moore is a genius! DC is evil!"

    Repeat, repeat, repeat.

    There, with that out of the way, can everyone please talk about something else instead.
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    His great grandfather sounded like a pathetic drunk or a very dumb man.

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    With Alan Moore, you will not ever know,
    what he has up his sleeves, ready to show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by betty boolean View Post
    Mr Grouchy got out the wrong side of bed this morning.
    Well, you can't deny he has a point. That is how anything Moore related plays out.
    PLEASE CONSIDER putting SilverSmurfer on ignore due to his factually incorrect and hysteric claim that "Uber" is a "historically revisionist nazi fantasy," and that we should boycott Avatar for it.
    Thank you for your Considerations.

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    Why is this an article...

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    Quote Originally Posted by betty boolean View Post
    Mr Grouchy got out the wrong side BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL BEFOUL of bed this morning.
    Yeah, whatever, Mr Sunshine McHappypants.

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    I thought it was a rather sloppily written interview, by someone who hadn't really done any research on the guy and didn't see the point to comics that aren't films (unless they is porn).

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom309 View Post
    His great grandfather sounded like a pathetic drunk or a very dumb man.
    Read the article, not just the quotes. It'll give you context.

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