The legendary creator has reportedly put a curse on Sequential and their families.
Source: Press Release
Digital graphic novel app Sequential treated readers to a free biographical comic about Alan Moore, legendary creator of works such as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and Fish Monster Jerks Off On Girl. Alan Moore: Extraordinary Gentleman is created by Gary Spencer Millidge and is available for download for free on your iPad through the Sequetial app right now. Moore, however, is nonplussed.
"Thieves! Knaves! Frothy, tottering curs, scavenging through the rubbish bins of my life's story!" shouted an enraged Moore when he heard about the book. "I'll not take a penny of the blood money earned from this crass exploitation of my..."
We pointed out that the comic was free, and wouldn't make any money.
"What?" he asked, frowning. "I'm worth more than free."
Well, we're sure they could have sold it for money if they wanted to. We weren't saying that.
"An insult! The nerve! Gorbellied scoundrels! Dull-witted miscreants, giving away the fruits of my labors for the adulation of a gaggle of clay-brained nincompoops!"
We tried to calm him down, but it was no use. Wild-eyed, the real-life magician began flinging hexes at us until we left the premises. Here's the press release:
SEQUENTIAL Releases Free Alan Moore Biography Comic to Celebrate His 60th Birthday
London, November 11th, 2013
SEQUENTIAL, the digital graphic novel app, has today released a free biography comic of the legendary Alan Moore, to celebrate the writer's 60th birthday this November 18th.
Alan Moore: An Extraordinary Gentleman is free to download and is available exclusively via SEQUENTIAL for iPad. It has been created by comics writer and aficionado Gary Spencer Millidge, author of Alan Moore: Storyteller and the critically acclaimed comic book series Strangehaven.
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.
Alan Moore: An Extraordinary Gentleman is now presented in full colour for the very first time, exclusively on SEQUENTIAL, and completely free to download.
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.
SEQUENTIAL is available worldwide to download for free from the App Store:
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