Official Press Release
Avatar Press is pleased to announce the release of Alan Moore’s Writing for
Comics, a 48 page, illustrated, squarebound-format book featuring a lengthy
essay by Moore containing his thoughts on comic book writing. Illustrated
by Jacen Burrows (Warren Ellis’ Scars, Alan Moore’s The Courtyard) and
featuring a cover by Juan Jose Ryp (Alan Moore’s Another Suburban Romance,
Frank Miller’s Robocop), Alan Moore’s Writing for Comics is available for
order in the April 2003 for items solicited for release in June.
In 1985, with Miracleman in progress and Watchmen about to begin, Alan
Moore wrote an extensive essay on writing for comics which was serialized
in a British fanzine. Collected in one volume for the first time,
copiously illustrated by Jacen Burrows, and including a new essay by Moore
on how his approach has evolved in the meantime, this tome reveals the
thoughts of the master of comic book writing while he was beginning to
create some of the greatest comic book stories ever told.
“Alan Moore was one of the first comics authors to write extensively and
intelligently about the underpinnings of the craft,” says writer Warren
Ellis. “I know people who’ve been waiting fifteen years to see this
reprinted. It goes right next to Eisner and McCloud on the smart reader’s
“It’s hard to imagine anything more fascinating to someone looking to
understand comics than a glimpse inside Alan Moore’s mind at a time when he
was beginning to formulate works such as Watchmen,” adds Avatar Press
editor-in-chief William Christensen. “This book is going to be important
for creators, readers, and commentators in our field for years to come.”
Alan Moore’s Writing for Comics joins a number of other Moore projects from
Avatar Press in recent and upcoming months, including the
critically-acclaimed Alan Moore’s The Courtyard, Alan Moore’s Magic Words,
the upcoming Alan Moore’s Another Suburban Romance, and Avatar’s upcoming
remastered release of Alan Moore’s A Small Killing.
Alan Moore’s Writing for Comics is solicited in April 2003 for June release
with illustrations by Jacen Burrows and cover by Juan Jose Ryp. The
release is a 48 page, squarebound, illustrated book with a retail price of
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