In a story published this week in Britain’s NorthantsNews, comics writing legend Alan Moore announced a forthcoming appearance by him in a future episode of the top-rated American animated sit-com, “The Simpsons.” Known to be long-time comics fans, and lovers of Moore’s work in particular, “The Simpsons” producers first approached Moore’s fiancé, Melinda Gebbie, while she was in America to promote their “Lost Girls” project.”
“She said: ‘Why don’t you give him a ring, he’s very approachable,'” Alan Moore explained. “I was happy to do it. I’m a big fan of ‘The Simpsons.'”
Though it is presently unknown when the episode will air, Moore has already recorded his lines at Lodge Studios in Abington Square, Northhampton. Moore features in a sub-plot involving a newer and “cooler” comic store opening in Springfield, one so cool that it manages to get the “Watchmen” writer to make a rare personal appearence in the shop, threatening directly the dominance of the Android’s Dungeon, the local comic store managed by the infamous Comic Book Guy.