Avatar to Release Alan Moore's 'Writing for Comics'

Wed, March 26th, 2003 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

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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