English writer primarily known for his work in comic books
Alan Moore (born 18 November 1953 in Northampton) is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell.
Alan Moore on 2 February 2008
|Born||18 November 1953|
|Pen name||Curt Vile, Jill de Ray, |
The Original Writer
|Occupation||Comics writer, novelist, |
short story writer, musician, cartoonist, magician, occultist
|Genre||Science fiction, fiction, |
non-fiction, superhero, horror
|Notable works||Batman: The Killing Joke|
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The Ballad of Halo Jones
V for Vendetta
Voice of the Fire
Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
For the Man Who Has Everything
Awards and recognitionEdit
- A number of Jack Kirby Awards
- Nominated for the Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Awards several times, winning for Favorite Writer in 1985, 1986, 1987, 1999, and 2000.
- CBG Fan Award for Favorite Comic Book Story (Watchmen) in 1987 and Favorite Original Graphic Novel or Album (Batman: The Killing Joke with Brian Bolland) in 1988.
- Harvey Award for Best Writer for 1988 (for Watchmen), for 1995 and 1996 (for From Hell), for 1999 (for his body of work, including From Hell and Supreme), for 2000 (for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), and for 2001 and 2003 (for Promethea).
- Eisner Award for Best Writer nine times, since 1988.
- In 1988, Moore and artist Dave Gibbons won a Hugo Award in the category Other Forms for Watchmen. The category was created for that year only, via a rarely-used provision that allows the Committee of the Worldcon to create any temporary Additional Category it feels appropriate (no subsequent committee has chosen to repeat this category).
- In 2005, Watchmen had the honour of being the only Graphic Novel to make it onto Time Magazine's "All-Time 100 Novels" list.
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