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It was a decision by the artist, Dave Gibbons. He has said so in his Twitter, in response to a thread discussing the origin of the 9-panel grid: Actually, I chose the nine panel grid and sold it to Alan. Gave him great control & its restriction challenged me to compose more creatively Dave Gibbons on Twitter In Watching the Watchmen, Gibbons ...


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I think the answer is probably no. The following is a quote by Alan Moore about his novel Jerusalem (emphasis mine): I like that idea because when we talk about history we talk about the history of church of state and maybe a dozen families. What about the rest of us? Weren't we doing anything while all that was going on, or were we minor players in ...


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My answer is no by his own design. My understanding is that he deliberately created a universe where all of his actions stay fixed, while other people have some free will. Note that my answer is based on Before Watchmen comics, and very little on Alan Moore's words. But firstly, he does not see himself as Jon Osterman anymore. Remember the line from ...


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No, it has nothing to do with Lem's novel. It's a play on the famous trademark originated by the Gramophone Company (and later used by EMI) in the UK and used by Victor (and later RCA) in the USA. Take a look at the context: Tamla and Trojan are both record labels known for releasing music by (respectively) African-American or African-British artists. (...


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I've just finished reading V for Vendetta in its collected trade paperback edition. At the end, there is a short essay by Alan Moore, titled "Behind the Painted Smile", which explains the creative process behind the book - how it was conceived and how it was executed. Initially, Alan Moore wanted to write a similarly themed comic about a guy called "The ...


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I don't think there's stronger evidence than the reasons you lay out; I'm not sure of an interview where Moore explicitly lays out this connection though I don't think he's the kind of author to do so. He's the kind of author to plaster his works with hidden and not so hidden references, homages and the like; I don't think there's a danger of seeing things ...


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