News: Sequential release Alan Moore: An Extraordinary Gentleman to celebrate the author’s 60th birthday
Alongside early work from some of the comics world’s biggest names, like Neil Gaiman, Bryan Talbot and Brian Bolland, Sequential the digital graphic novel app, has today released a free biography comic of the legendary Alan Moore: An Extraordinary Gentleman, to celebrate the writer’s 60th birthday on November 18th.
Created by comics writer and aficionado Gary Spencer Millidge, author of Alan Moore: Storyteller and the critically acclaimed comic book series Strangehaven, Alan Moore: An Extraordinary Gentleman is free to download and is available exclusively via Sequential for iPad and in colour for the first time.
The comic strip was originally created in 2003 for a tribute book compiled to celebrate Alan Moore’s 50th birthday, using images from Moore’s own comics to illustrate his journey, literally and metaphorically. A decade later, Gary Spencer Millidge has revised, updated and expanded the original comic, upgraded images, and re-sequenced panels, to produce a reasonably accurate, albeit highly condensed, slightly simplified, moderately sensationalised and intentionally melodramatic reflection of one of comics’ greatest creators and personalities.
The book sits alongside other Sequential releases including a free collection of Neil Gaiman’s ‘lost’ comics from the 1980s (with money from each free download donated to the charity Malaria No More UK), works by Moore including From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century and titles by comics legends Gilbert Shelton, Bryan Talbot, Alison Bechdel, Eddie Campbell, David Lloyd and many more.