Alan Moore, comic books’ hypocritical over-rated crazy uncle, announced that he would be heading a new project called Electricomics which will serve as both a comic book anthology and “an open source toolkit" for non-Alan Moore creators to use in order to be criticized by Alan Moore.
"With Electricomics, we are hoping to address the possibilities of comic strips in this exciting new medium, in a way that they have never been addressed before," stated Moore in the press release. "Rather than simply transferring comic narrative from the page to the screen, we intend to craft stories expressly devised to test the storytelling limits of this unprecedented technology. To this end we are assembling teams of the most cutting edge creators in the industry and then allowing them input into the technical processes in order to create a new capacity for telling comic book stories."
Mr. Moore continued in a follow-up press release I am making up as I go along:
Electricomics - much like DC, Marvel, Vertigo, Image, and the rest of the comic book industry I have taken advantage of over the years – will also provide me and my beard with a new platform in which to belittle other comic book creators who continue to do the same things I have done my entire career. It truly is an exciting time to be an asshole
Although the Electricomics application and anthology have no official release date, Moore is working with an unnamed artist on Big Nemo, a continuation of Winsor McCay’s iconic strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland. With access heretofore unknown in comic book “news” circles, The Outhouse is in possession of early drafts of Moore’s Big Nemo script, reprinted below without the creators’ permission:
Hot Woman With Mystical Powers: Ohhh, yea, I see why them call you “Big Nemo”
Nemo: I wanna go home. Does anyone know where my dad is?
HWwMP: [while taking off her clothes] I’ll call you ‘daddy’, big boy.
Nemo: [looks down at the reef] Cool!
Nemo: I'm sorry I couldn't stop the...
HWwMP: Its ok, happens all the time.
Furthermore, Moore has already begun work on this post Big Nemo rant wherein he bitches about untalented hacks that can’t bother creating their own characters. Other anthologies currently being worked on are:
- Garth Ennis and Snejbjerg: Red Horse, a World War One themed story
- Peter Hogan: Cabaret Amygdala, a "modernist horror"
- Leah Moore and John Reppion: Sway, a time travel story
Again from the non-Outhouse press release:
Electricomics is being published under the company name of Orphans of the Storm, which is owned by Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins, and will be edited by Leah Moore. The project itself is funded by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, which the app itself being built by Ocasta Studios.
So, there’s that. We here at the Outhouse cannot wait for the Moore fanboys to trip all over each other with reasons why Moore continuing “Winsor McCay’s iconic strip” is completely different than anyone else ever doing anything with any comic book that Moore wrote, touched, thought about, or was ever in the same room with.
Anyone want to place bets on how long it takes the Kirby heirs to sue for this?