Digital comics distributor SEQUENTIAL has released a biographical tribute comic of Alan Moore, in honor of the legendary comic book writer’s 60th birthday. Moore, who turns 60 on November 18, has produced some of the most memorable works in comic book history, including Watchmen, V For vendetta, and Batman: The Killing Joke.
Alan Moore: An Extraordinary Gentleman is available for free download exclusively on the SEQUENTIAL iPad app.
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SEQUENTIAL Releases Free Alan Moore Biography Comic to Celebrate His 60th Birthday
London, November 11, 2013
SEQUENTIAL, the digital graphic novel app, has today released a free biography comic of the legendary Alan Moore, to celebrate the writer’s 60th birthday this November 18.
Alan Moore: An Extraordinary Gentlemanis free to download and is available exclusively via SEQUENTIAL for iPad. It has been created by comics writer and aficionado Gary Spencer Millidge, author of Alan Moore: Storyteller and the critically acclaimed comic book series Strangehaven.
The comic strip was originally created in 2003 for a tribute book compiled to celebrate Alan Moore’s 50th birthday, using images from Moore’s own comics to illustrate his journey, literally and metaphorically. A decade later, Gary Spencer Millidge has revised, updated and expanded the original comic, upgraded images, and re-sequenced panels, to produce a reasonably accurate, albeit highly condensed, slightly simplified, moderately sensationalised and intentionally melodramatic reflection of one of comics’ greatest creators and personalities.
Alan Moore: An Extraordinary Gentleman is now presented in full colour for the very first time, exclusively on SEQUENTIAL, and completely free to download.
The book sits alongside other SEQUENTIAL releases including a free collection of Neil Gaiman’s ‘lost’ comics from the 1980s (with money from each free download donated to the charity Malaria No More UK), works by Moore including From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century and titles by comics legends Gilbert Shelton, Bryan Talbot, Alison Bechdel, Eddie Campbell, David Lloyd and many more.
SEQUENTIAL is available worldwide to download for free from the App Store:
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