“Watchmen,” “V for Vendetta,” “From Hell,” “Batman: The Killing Joke” and “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” creator Alan Moore has officially announced his retirement from comics.
Speaking to The Guardian during press for his upcoming novel “Jerusalem,” Moore said he has “about 250 pages of comics left” in him. He also revealed what his last few works are:
“There are a couple of issues of an Avatar [Press] book that I am doing at the moment, part of the HP Lovecraft work I’ve been working on recently. Me and Kevin [O’Neil] will be finishing Cinema Purgatorio, and we’ve got about one more book, a final book of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to complete. After that, although I may do the odd little comics piece at some point in the future, I am pretty much done with comics.”
Moore has been discussing this exit for a while and now seems ready to move on to other challenges:
“I think I have done enough for comics. I’ve done all that I can. I think if I were to continue to work in comics, inevitably the ideas would suffer, inevitably you’d start to see me retread old ground and I think both you and I probably deserve something better than that.”
Critics have labelled the English artist the best graphic novel writer in history and one of the most important British writers of the last fifty years.