The Mindscape Of Alan Moore
A Review By: Jamie S. Rich
The following review by Jamie S. Rich (a novelist and comic book writer) appeared on the film review site DVD Talk. His most recent work is the forthcoming hardboiled crime comic book You Have Killed Me, drawn by the incomparable Joëlle Jones. This follows his first original graphic novel with Jones, 12 Reasons Why I Love Her, and the 2007 prose novel Have You Seen the Horizon Lately?, all published by Oni Press. His next project is the comedy series Spell Checkers, again with Jones and artist Nicolas Hitori de. Follow Rich’s blog at Confessions123.com.
Whether you’re a comics fan or just a fan of progressive, esoteric thinkers, The Mindscape of Alan Moore is Recommended. Director DeZ Vylenz worked closely with the visionary writer to explore the vast ideas he has employed in comic books like Watchmen and V For Vendetta and go beyond them into Moore’s larger theories about the ever-changing nature of human thought. Though the filmic techniques can be clunky, Moore is a captivating speaker, and a second disc of interviews with his collaborators really brings the state of the modern comic book into focus.