Friday, December 16, 2005

ecce homo

This my friends and foes, is a guy called Alan Moore. Now, he knows a thing or two or three about comics.
And this is his bio as written by him: Mr. Alan Moore, author and former circus exhibit (as "The What-Is-It from Borneo"), is chiefly famed for his chapbooks produced with the younger reader in mind. He astounded the Penny Dreadful world with such noted pamphlets as A Child's Garden of Venereal Horrors (1864) and Cocaine and Rowing: The Sure Way to Health (1872) before inheriting a Cumbrian jute mill and, in 1904, expiring of Scorn.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is what he looks like? and where is the bio from?

shenoy said...

yup. that's what he looks like. and the bio is from the back cover of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol.1 and who be you by the way?

Santosh said...

Damn it... I downloaded all 12 issues of The League, went through them all (and had a rollicking good time doing so), and still could not find that damned bio. Was looking forward to reading this one and the artist's, whatsisname, Kevin O'Neill's, again, after fleetingly doing so at one of your opens.

shenoy said...

For the ol' time's sake, here is this bio: Mr. Kevin O'Neill commenced his career as a pugilist in 1859. Due to excessive drinking and repeated cerebral splintering during an early bout with Walter Phibbs, the Widnes Goliath, O'Neill passed into an insensible state from which he was never fully to awaken. However, in 1885, doctors discovered that by attaching galvanising cables directly to the comatose prize-fighter's brain, his right hand could be made to delineate exquisite and fanciful illustrations, such as his well-known series Modern Times, or, The Progress of a Scented Nonce, and, of course, his scandalous Queen Victoria and Emily Pankhurst Girl-on-Girl Novelty Flipbook. He is currently maintained on a special diet at the London Hospital.