Sequart Organization, which has spent two decades promoting comics and sequential art as an art form, has released their longest book yet. The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer traces the phenomenon of the 1980s when comic book creators from Great Britain reinvigorated comics around the globe with their startlingly bold and innovative take on comic storytelling. The book, written by Greg Carpenter, will focus on three of the most influential and brilliant of these creators, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, and Grant Morrison.
From Sequart’s Press Release:
They came from Northampton, West Sussex, and Glasgow, and even though they spoke with different dialects, they gave American comics a new voice – one loud and clear enough to speak to the Postmodern world. Like a triple-helix strand of some advanced form of DNA, their careers have remained irrevocably intertwined. They go together, like Diz, Bird, and Monk… or like Kerouac, Burroughs, and Ginsberg… or like the Beatles, the Stones, and the Who.
Taken individually, their professional histories provide an incomplete picture of comics’ British Invasion, but together they redefined the concept of what it means to be a comic book writer. Collectively, their story is arguably the most important one of the modern comics era.
The 492 page book features a cover by Kevin Colden and an interview with legendary DC Editor Karen Berger, who helped create and define DC’s Vertigo line and who was one of those responsible for bringing these creators to North American readers.
You can purchase The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer in print and on Kindle, or find out more on the book’s official page. You can learn more about Sequart Organization and their other books, documentaries and magazine, at their website.