Alan Moore Biography
Alan Moore was born on November 18th, 1953 and is currently 69 years old. Alan Moore was born in Northampton, England.
Alan Moore is the author of the Alan Moore Graphic Novels series which currently consists of 25 novels. The Alan Moore Graphic Novels series started in 1983 with the novel Swamp Thing. The most recently released novel in the Alan Moore Graphic Novels series was Tom Strong Compendium which was released in 2023. There are no upcoming novels for the Alan Moore Graphic Novels series.
Alan Moore has also written the Providence series which has 13 books including Providence #1 and Providence #2.
Alan Moore has a wife who is also an author, Melinda Gebbie. Alan Moore has co-authored the novel with .
Alan Moore Awards & Accolades
Alan Moore won the Bram Stoker Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2015.
Moore's books have also won multiple awards, Watchmen won the Hugo Award, Other Forms, in 1988. First Annual Collection won the World Fantasy Award, Anthology, in 1989. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (miniseries) won the Bram Stoker Awards, Superior Achievement in Illustrated Narrative, in 2000. Alan Moore's Neonomicon won the Bram Stoker Awards, Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel, in 2011. Jerusalem won the Audie Award, Best Male Narrator, in 2017.
Alan Moore books have also been nominated for multiple awards, A Hypothetical Lizard was nominated for the World Fantasy Award, Novella, in 1988. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was nominated for the Bram Stoker Awards, Superior Achievement in Illustrated Narrative, in 2003. The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities was nominated for the World Fantasy Award, Anthology, in 2012. Providence #1 was nominated for the Bram Stoker Awards, Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel, in 2016.
Alan Moore: TV/Movies Based on Books
Alan Moore is one of the most prolific comic book writers in history and a lot of his major work has been adapted into film. However, Moore has distanced himself from these films and famously doesn't like them.
From Hell was the first of his works to be adapted. It was turned into a film directed by the Hughes Brothers and starred Johnny Depp and Heather Graham. The filmmakers veered away from the source material in ways that were not well received by critics and fans.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was the second of Moore's works to be adapted. The film was a financial success, but did not have great reviews. The film was a famous disaster as it caused Sean Connery to retire from film while the director and screenwriter did not work in Hollywood much afterwards. There was also controversy with the film with two screenwriters suing Fox in a claim that the studio had plagiarized their script. Moore testified and wanted to exonerate himself. He became upset when Fox settled out of court.
V for Vendetta: The 2005 film version was produced by the Wachowskis and directed by James McTeigue. It starred Natalie Portman in the role of Evey and Hugo Weaving as V. It was a critical and commercial success, but again Moore wasn't pleased with it. He felt that much of the anarchist-fascist themes were replaced by a more American-centric conflict.
Constantine: This film was also released in 2005 and starred Keanu Reeves. While not based on a Moore story, he was the co-creator of the character.
Watchmen is probably Moore's most famous work and in 2009 it was adapted into a film by director Zack Snyder. The movie got mixed reviews at the time, but it was a financial success. It would also win the award for Best Fantasy Film at the Saturn Awards. The movie would eventually lead to a TV spinoff set in the future. That was not based on any original work by Alan Moore and is instead set after the events of the original work.
Batman: The Killing Joke: A 2016 animated thriller based on one of Moore's most popular graphic novels. It was rated R by the MPAA and was a success on DVD. However, reviews for the film were poor.
Since V for Vendetta, Moore has said that he wishes his name to be removed from all comic work that he does not own and no longer allows his name to be used in the adaptations of his work. He's even gone so far as to not accept any money from the adaptations. His requests have been respected by the filmmakers of later adaptations.
Alan Moore F.A.Q
When was Alan Moore Born? How old is Alan Moore?
Alan Moore was born on November 18th, 1953. Alan Moore is currently 69 years old.
Where was Alan Moore Born?
Alan Moore was born in Northampton, England and is English.
What awards has Alan Moore won?
Alan Moore has won the following awards: Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bram Stoker Awards (2015).
What book awards has Alan Moore won?
What was the first book Alan Moore wrote?
The first novel written by Alan Moore was Swamp Thing, published in 1983.
What was the most recent book Alan Moore wrote?
His most recently released work was Tom Strong Compendium on May 16th, 2023.
Will there be any more books by Alan Moore?
Alan Moore does not have any upcoming novels with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.
How many books has Alan Moore written?
Alan Moore has written 58 books across 20 series.
- 1 book in the Albion Series
- 1 book in the Crossed + 100 Series
- 3 books in the Miracleman Series
- 13 books in the Providence Series
- 2 books in the The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Series
- 5 books in the Tom Strong Series
- 2 Standalone Novels
- 2 Non-Fiction Books
- 3 Short Story Collections
- 25 Graphic Novels
- 2 books in the Vampirella: The Dynamite Years Omnibus Series