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Thought we had a thread about this already but can't seem to dredge one up.

 

Anyway, interesting interview with Moore here where he discusses the creative process behind Lost Girls.

 

A brief excerpt -

 

"There's not a lot of scatology in Lost Girls, because… well, to say that it wasn't anything that appealed to us is not to put it exactly correctly. Because there's lots of things in Lost Girls that don't appeal personally to me or Melinda. But there were things that we had to find some way of getting interested in, in order to make them arousing. We had to be, to some degree, aroused ourselves, or it wasn't going to be interesting to the readers. But things like scatology were a bit beyond the pale, and we just couldn't find a way that we could get even vaguely interested in it. Sorry, all you scat fans out there."

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But things like scatology were a bit beyond the pale, and we just couldn't find a way that we could get even vaguely interested in it. Sorry, all you scat fans out there.

 

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"What did he say?"

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scatman.jpg

 

 

And how did they "re-enact" the paedophilia scenes?

 

 

Didn't Alan Moore lose one wife already with the weird sexual games (Delano too)...?

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Well Brian Hibbs is happy that Lost Girls is shipping this week....

 

Did you know that LOST GIRLS represents 21% of the dollars of this week's invoice (the largest invoice I've had in a decade, by the way)? Or that EVERY Marvel title this week, combined, including reorders, is less than 85% of my LOST GIRLS dollars?

 

And, I beleive that I've ordered less than a three week supply? (36% of those copies are pre-sold; we must be getting 2-3 requests a day for it... though I suspect that will melt to, say, a *purchase* a day, when they see the seventy-five bones price tag.)

 

And that I got an email from Diamond asking me if I was sure of my order (they also did this for THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN BLACK DOSSIER HC [which had a much higher qty order][although a less-than-majority fraction of the last LOEG periodical release]) because it triggered some flag or another)?

 

So we're either going to have a really fine next few days, or I'm be in a shitty mood this time next week, wheeeeeeee.

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(snicker)

 

Well, I'm really shocked Lost Girls is selling this well. That's really good though.

A Top Shelf published erotica comic book....

I wonder if Alan Moore's name is just that popular, or if there is a real audience for comics to start branching out even farther?

It can't solely be for the porno content, I don't believe.

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I think Hibbs has cultivated a particularly strong and diverse consumer base in his area, combine that with the high-price point of the item and it's not too surprising that it's his most expensive buy of the week.

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I know, but this thread is really just for me and Mark to talk about the world's most expensive comics porn,

and when I get round to it for me to tell you all about the Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie interview that Stewart Lee done the other night.

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I suppose I'd better chime in with my two pennies'/fifty quid's worth, then.

 

I actually did a quick "here's what I thought of it" in the Graphic Novels thread, but for anyone who might not have been paying attention, here it is again. Further thoughts will doubtless follow, 'cos I'm planning to read it again, this time taking a bit more time over it, fairly soon.

 

I like it - in fact, I like it a lot - but I'm going to have to read the whole thing again at least once or twice before I'm sure exactly how good I think it is. On a first read-through, it felt slightly inconsistent - a few chapters didn't really convince me as literature, while others failed as pornography (the latter criticism, of course, coming with a "what turns you on may differ from what turns me on" caveat), but on the whole, I liked far more of it than I didn't like, and I suspect that the whole package will work rather better on a second run-through. It's a beautiful piece of work, visually-speaking - Gebbie's evocative, dreamy art took a while to grow on me (it still isn't entirely my cup of tea, speaking from a purely porn-tastic angle, but the story-telling is excellent), but the lush colouring is gorgeous, and the varying visual styles are fascinating - the pastiches of Aubrey Beardsley, in particular, were superbly-executed, and the juxtaposition of light and shade throughout the book (in both writing and art, as you might expect) was superb. It really benefits from the superb printing, paper-stock, binding and packaging, too - it cost a fairly sizeable chunk of money, but I don't feel remotely ripped-off. It's an expensive book, for sure, but that's not the same as being an over-priced one.

 

 

 

It's worth stressing that people with faulty "Real/Not Real" detectors really should stay well clear of the whole thing, though.

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I know, but this thread is really just for me and Mark to talk about the world's most expensive comics porn,

and when I get round to it for me to tell you all about the Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie interview that Stewart Lee done the other night.

I got to meet the beard too!

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Does anyone know when The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier comes out?

More to the point, does anyone care?

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'Writer of Constantine'????

Oh, ppppplease... 'Creator' of Constantine! Journalists are supposed to be used to work with words, and for sure they should know that 'writer' is NOT 'creator'...

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I like how the solicitation still says "Don't miss what's sure to be one of the most talked-about books of 2006!"

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At this rate, LoEG Vol 3 will feature Mina and Chelsea teaming up to battle Robert Langdon and his legion of half-dimensional characters.

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