After writing some of the most famous and critically acclaimed comic
books of all time, including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, From Hell and The
League of Extraordinary Gentleman, Alan Moore has confirmed that he is retiring from the medium.
At a press conference in London for his latest work, Jerusalem, a
weighty novel named after William Blake’s poem exploring the history of
Moore’s native Northampton through several lives, Moore said he had
“about 250 pages of comics left in me”.
He added: “And those will probably be very enjoyable. There are a
couple of issues of an Avatar [Press] book that I am doing at the
moment, part of the HP Lovecraft work I’ve been working on recently. Me
and Kevin will be finishing Cinema Purgatorio
and we’ve got about one more book, a final book of League of
Extraordinary Gentlemen to complete. After that, although I may do the
odd little comics piece at some point in the future, I am pretty much
done with comics.”