Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

January 22, 2014

They deserve each other

Filed under: Pekar — louisproyect @ 12:24 pm

Joyce Brabner

They deserve each other:

[Joyce] Brabner is also returning to her social justice roots, reuniting with Alan Moore on a series of 13 comics that neither will talk much about. But Moore says he enjoys working with Brabner again because she “avoids cheap dramatics and empty stylistic flourishes in [favor] of the keenly judged placement of words and images.”

Cleveland Magazine, September 2013

Alan Moore

Comics god Alan Moore has issued a comprehensive sign-off from public life after shooting down accusations that his stories feature racist characters and an excessive amount of sexual violence towards women.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/21/superheroes-cultural-catastrophe-alan-moore-comics-watchmen

Galley-Wag, a character in Moore’s “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”


A 1920s Golliwog perfume bottle

2 Comments »

  1. As someone who had drilled into their heads over the last 20 years by three different shades of ultraleft sectarian Trotskyisms that the black question is of paramount importance for the American Revolution and that all expressions of racism must be stomped out by the workers movement, I must say:

    If there is any writer, comics or otherwise, that I trust to work with racist tropes of yesteryear, it’s Alan Moore.

    As someone who had drilled into their heads over the last 20 years by three different shades of ultraleft sectarian Trotsyisms that the woman question is of paramount importance for the socialist revolution everywhere and that all expressions of sexism must be stomped out by the workers movement, I must say:

    If there is any writer, comics or otherwise, that I trust to work with sexual assault, it’s Alan Moore.

    As someone who didn’t really have it drilled into their heads over the last 20 years etc., etc., because it was kind of a no-brainer that the revolutionary party must be committed to science and materialism, I must say:

    Alan Moore is God.

    Comment by Doodlebug Anklebiter — January 24, 2014 @ 3:41 am

  2. I’m sorry you’re on the outs with Harvey Pekar’s widow, but Alan Moore has done some great work, especially V for Vendetta. Have you ever reviewed the movie based on the book (though Moore has disowned it)?

    Comment by Poppa Zao — January 28, 2014 @ 12:24 am


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