Biography of Alan Moore

Alan Moore is a Northampton-based English writer, novelist, and cartoonist. Moore is best known for his popular comic books Watchmen and V for Vendetta, which have been adapted for television and film, respectively.

After getting his start in the 1970s writing comics for underground magazines in Britain, Moore began writing for the American company DC Comics, working on storylines for Batman and Superman.

Moore's political views as an anarchist and his interest in magic and the occult often find their way into his work. Moore has expressed a preference for the term "comics" over "graphic novel." Although several of his works have been adapted for screen, Moore has said that, since the 1980s, he has purposefully designed comics that would be un-filmable.


Study Guides on Works by Alan Moore

Set in a dystopian near-future Britain, Alan Moore's 1982 graphic novel V for Vendetta follows an anarchist revolutionary named V as he seeks vengeance against the former administrators of a concentration camp and topples the country's...

"Watchmen" is a comic book consisting of the twelve issues published by DC Comics in the period from September 1986 to October 1987, and later reprinted in a graphic novel. The authors of the series - a writer Alan Moore, an artist Dave Gibbons,...