Posted September 9, 2016 by Drew Bagay in Comics

Alan Moore to Retire From Comic Books


Alan Moore has officially confirmed that he’s retiring from writing comic books during a press conference in London for his latest novel Jerusalem, stating that only has “250 pages of comics left” in him.

Moore went on to say that he’ll surely enjoy his remaining days with the medium as he still has a few projects left to finish. “And those will probably be very enjoyable. There are a couple of issues of an Avatar [Press] book that I am doing at the moment, part of the HP Lovecraft work I’ve been working on recently,” he told The Guardian. “Me and Kevin will be finishing Cinema Purgatorio and we’ve got about one more book, a final book of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to complete. After that, although I may do the odd little comics piece at some point in the future, I am pretty much done with comics.”

Although his comics career is nearing its end, he added that he will always have respect for comic books as medium.

Moore’s decision to retire came from the realization that he’d rather stop while he’s still at the top, rather than see his work diminish in quality over time.

“I think I have done enough for comics. I’ve done all that I can,” Moore added. “I think if I were to continue to work in comics, inevitably the ideas would suffer, inevitably you’d start to see me retread old ground and I think both you and I probably deserve something better than that.”

As for his future, he admitted that he’s currently interested in doing film.

Alan Moore is best known for his very influential works on comics such as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Batman: The Killing Joke, and Swamp Thing.

Drew Bagay

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