Have your mind expanded and blown by Alan Moore, writer, magician, illuminated showman and creator of watchmen, V for Vendetta and the league of extraordinary gentlemen…
The Mindscape of Alan Moore is a 2003 feature documentary which chronicles the life and work of Alan Moore.
Alan Moore presents the story of his development as an artist, starting with his childhood and working through to his comics career and impact on that medium, and his emerging interest in magic.
Spider-Man versus The Terrible Tinker by Paul Pope
I love Paul Pope’s Spiderman. It is probably my second favorite Spiderman, after McFarlane’s. Pope has an amazing understanding of what makes Japanese Manga, Jack Kirby, and Pablo Picasso awesome (at their best, that is.).
This is page 1 of my latest comic, whose working title is The Animist. The title is a reference to Animism, which is the ancient belief held by many primitive cultures, dating back to pre-socratic Greece and even the Babelonians. Animism amounts to the attempt to explain causality and events in the natural world by treating inanimate objects as “ensouled” beings. It is for this reason that rocks cling to the earth. Even after they are thrown into the air, they always arc back downward to the ground, according to an animist, because they love being close to the earth– as it is like them. Some rocks desire to be round, so they find themselves getting tumbled in a river, etc. You can see very quickly why animism is a scientific dead-end and leads to zero predictions, while simultaneously making questions and contradictions proliferate in all directions. So, WHY would I name a book after the ancient idea of animism? I’ll get more into this on subsequent page posts!