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    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2013 edited
    Alan Moore - "Nemo Heart of Ice" book signing

    Mr Alan Moore , the man who doesn't do conventions, doesn't do Skype,
    or forums,rarely travels outside his Northampton home graced us in London
    with a book signing event! And so they came! Some from abroad.

    The video I made above is worth noting for the demographics of
    who reads Alan Moore, it was every generation represented,
    both genders, every race.An incredible diversity.

    Alot of the younger people would have probably not been born for the
    vast majority of Alan Moore's work. He has like some musicians, like
    Hendrix or Pink Floyd become no longer tied to a specific period
    in time or specific fandom and is being continuously rediscovered as if new.

    Lots of love was in the room, it was civil, everyone got to meet the man.
    For those who couldn't make it the video is for you.

    Heri Mkocha
  1.  (11062.2)
    Thank you for this.
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2013 edited

    That's alright Mr crowder.

    The "Grumpy Alan Moore" is a myth.

    Maybe it's just reserved for the evil
    middle management of "show business"?

    Heri Mkocha
    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2013
    I always figured I would come off as grumpy/bitter as well if I was asked the same damn questions ad-nauseum for the last 25+ years.

    I just remembered I bought the Nemo HC and still havent read it, off to fix that.
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2013
    Cool! Spotted some friends in the video. Have you sent it to Gosh at all? I'm sure they'd like to see it ...
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2013 edited

    They were there when it was being made...:-)...

    Gosh got sent a link to it.
    Send your mates a link!

    Edit-Alan Moore fake grumpyness:

    As for the Alan Moore grumpyness
    and the Gosh! event in general
    it may have to do with an off the cuff comment Alan made
    while talking to some of the fans.

    He said "I may not be around much longer".Or words to that effect.
    Just in passing, in joke.But it's true he's a grandad with kids who have kids!

    we all feel he's been around forever, and he'll continue to be.
    But we had a certain British female semi deity passing away last month.

    You can't take it for granted!

    So when Alan does a RARE signing
    it's probably best to turn up. I've been told by other netizen's they would
    have given their right arm to be in the above video, but they lived abroad.

    So the video is for them.It's the closest they'll get.

    Heri Mkocha
  2.  (11062.7)
    I wish he'd do a signing in the U.S. Fat chance of that happening though. :/
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2013 edited
    @william Joseph Dunn

    A fan flew in from the US at the last comics signing in 2011
    at Gosh! He flew in with a suit case of 300 of his Alan Moore books.

    Waited in line and asked Alan Moore to sign all of them
    when he got to the front.

    Alan signed all of them. I would have been grumpy.

    I think the line that stretched from the old shop in Great Russell street
    to Soho Square was more grumpy than he, was waiting for
    all those books to be signed.

    By the way , you can't drop hundreds of books on him now, because
    very few would get to see him if everyone did,yes, Gosh! changed the
    rules after that guy.

    But i'm sure he flew back to America feeling his life was complete.

    Heri Mkocha
  3.  (11062.9)
    @ arklight - 300 books? I would never do that. I think that is a dick move and just what we need to perpetuate the ugly American stereotype..blech. I would just get my "From Hell" signed and maybe give him a drawing or some small piece of artwork.
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2013
    @William Joseph Dunn

    The problem was at the rare 2011 Alan Moore signing,
    you could bring ANYTHING you want.

    And they did!

    It was like some people thought this was the only moment they would
    meet the man in a signing situation.

    I could have done a whole video (if I had the forethought!) on what people
    had in their hands to be blessed by Alan in that long queue.
    Obscure books, boxed Toys, godknows what. You name it.

    Heri Mkocha
  4.  (11062.11)
    Saw him give a talk in the basement of Northampton Museum on local folklore. Fantastic character. Not dour or grumpy at all. He does have a very dry sense of humour which may not come across in interviews, and he is mad as a box of frogs.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2013
    He's normally been pretty cheerful on the occasions I have seen him over the years. I usually take whatever book he is there to promote and then one other item to be signed, or though I did sneak in a portfolio of original V for Vendetta artwork one time.