As part of my ‘Watchman Week’ I thought it fitting to do a small segment on the creator of Watchmen, Alan Moore.
Born November 18, 1953 in Northampton, Alan Moore is an English writer famous for his graphic novels like Watchmen and V for Vendetta (which I suggest you go and read). He has also written a novel (Voice of the Fire) and does performance art with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels.
Moore is rather ‘eccentric’, judging by his appearance (pictured below), the fact that he practices magic and worships a Roman snake deity called Glycon which he acknowledges to be false. Whenever Hollywood decides that it would like to make films of his works, Moore generally agrees but makes it very clear that he wants nothing to do with the films and generally removes himself completely from them.
I would recommend that you seek out his graphic novels/comic books and read them before watching films like V for Vendetta, From Hell or Watchmen in order to see the stories in their original form as intended by Alan Moore. You will be able to get Watchmen at Reader’s Den located in Claremont, check out their site at http://readersden.co.za for more info. I’ve read the Watchmen graphic novel and I hear the film is pretty faithful to it and intend on seeing it soon. 🙂