Talking Cinema Purgatorio With Alan Moore – And How Issue 3 Will Blow Our Minds

I attended the screening of Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins' Show Pieces at the Barbican yesterday, with a Q&A to follow. More of that elsewhere on the site. it was quite a day.

I did get a chance to chat with Alan earlier in the day. It's been quite a week for him – the release of the Unearthing videos on-line, the wide release of his new comic book Cinema Purgatorio #1, the screening that day for Show Pieces and this coming Thursday's appearance at the Brighton Fringe for The Odditorium podcast talking about Jerusalem. Oh and more filming for The Show

I did take the chance to express my admiration for Cinema Purgatorio, observing how it thematically tied into yesterday's experiences, going to see Show Pieces in the cinema, the Barbican seats only slightly sticky with beer. Alan seemed rather pleased with the anthology himself, told me that he had handed in the script for issue 11 already (scheduled for March next year) but that for him things only really hit their stride in issue 3, as he and Kevin settle in and do something rather interesting indeed.


I can't wait. I mean, I'll have to, I'm sure I'll find a way. But damn…

Cinema Purgatorio is published by Avatar Press, owners of Bleeding Cool. But I still can't get an advance copy.




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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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