Susanna Clarke Interviews Alan Moore

For me, that headline says it all.

The author of one of the best prose books I’ve read in years, interviewing my favorite comic book writer. If you’ve read Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, you know that Clarke might very well be as talented as Moore.

But then, I’ll be honest, it’s mostly about Lost Girls, much of which I’ve read before, but still, it’s treats the comics with respect, and is intended for the mainstream audience.

Make sure that you check out the last page, which has a section titled: ALAN MOORE ON…

Including this gem:

HIS WORK ‘People have asked me why I made the first chapter of my first novel so long, and in an invented English. The only answer I can come up with that satisfies me is, to keep out the scum.’


  1. I am at work, and should, thus, be working, so I was only able to skim it. It was pretty interesting and that final section is a riot. Let me say this though: Alan Moore is one scary lookin’ mofo!

  2. It’s funny, because that’s about the tamest picture I’ve seen of him in a while. Plus, the grey hair makes it more so.

    She’s so right about listening to him speak as a comforting thing. He sounds so nice, it’s ridiculous.

  3. good for Alan Moore, Ed Brubaker’s voice makes me think he would shiv me if push came to shove 😉

  4. In the videos of the Dikto documentary he did not seem that scary, but compared to the picture of him in the Watchmen it looks completely normal.

  5. Great find. Thanks for bring it to our attention, Josh.