My literary biography of Alan Moore, three years in the making, is now available for pre-order from all good bookshops, including Amazon UK  and Amazon US. Books-a-Million, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Book Depository, Waterstones.

It will be published on the 7 November 2013 by Aurum Press, and it charts the work and career of the graphic novelist, writer and magician Alan Moore. It’s around 165,000 words – over 400 pages.

As I was writing the book, I interviewed all sorts of people involved with Moore’s career: including Dez Skinn, Bernie Jaye, David Lloyd, Dave Gibbons, Don Murphy … and Alan Moore, who offered the following endorsement:




  1. For those of us who have given up on paper books, are you planning an e-book release?

  2. Pingback: Books That Found Me at NYCC – Afterlife With Archie, Amala’s Blade, Roller Grrrls, Madefire Sketchbooks, Magic Words, Dogs of War, Forces of Nature, The New Crusaders and The Fox, DisenchantedAT THA MOVIES

  3. Hi Lance

    At Manchester Grammar School, we are currently trying to connect with as many Old Mancunians as possible in the run up to our quincentenary in 2015. If you would like to receive informartion about news and events please drop me an email to update your current postal and email addresses.

    Also, congratulations on the new book! Would you like us to publicise this on our “News of old Mancunians” page on our website?

    Best wishes
    Laura Rooney
    Development Assistant
    Manchester Grammar School

  4. Pingback: Alan Moore Interview Part I: The Paris Commune, Aunt Hilda, PJ and Duncan | Lance Parkin

  5. I’m reading the Biography now and it’s great ’till know! I’m liking it almost as much as Moores Work!

  6. I’ve just finished reading this, barring sleeping and eating, in one sitting. I found it gripping and fun.

    My biggest problem with it has been the epiphany that I’m not the undiscovered comics genius I believed myself to be before I started reading it, but merely a fanboy with delusions of grandeur. Ah well, I can live with that.

    You’ve done a fabulous job with this book. Thank you.

    (Camelot 3000, incidentally, was collected into book form in 1988. I checked my copy of it which I have right here in front of me. Still – just a quibble.)

    Also, while I’m at it, I might as well tell you that my favourite Doctor Who book was The Infinity Doctors. So really good going on two counts.

  7. Pingback: Reading Some Books About Comics | THE PERIODIC FABLE

  8. Pingback: Niklas' blog » Blog Archive Part of why I love "Watchmen" - Niklas' blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s