Alan Moore is a graphic novelist known for creating classics like Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and Batman: The Killing Joke, among others. In an interview with GQ on Tuesday, Moore said that he ‘disowned’ the Emmy-winning HBO adaptation of his 1987 work Watchmen and called it ’embarrassing.’

Moore alleged that contrary to his original work which dealt with issues like systematic racism and police brutality, the HBO series seemed like a “dark, gritty, dystopian superhero franchise that was something to do with white supremacism.”

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He said: “I explained that I had disowned the work in question, and partly that was because the film industry and the comics industry seemed to have created things that had nothing to do with my work, but which would be associated with it in the public mind.”

Who is Alan Moore? 

Alan Moore was born on November 18, 1953, in Northampton, UK. As a graphic novelist, Moore is considered one of the greatest in the genre. He is best known for his work with DC comics which saw the creation of classics like V for Vendetta, The Ballad of Halo Jones, From Hell and Swamp Things. 

He has close to 250 works to his credit and won the “Best Comics Writer Ever” award in the National Comics Award for three years back to back from 2002 to 2004. He was also inducted into the National Comic Awards’ Roll of Honour in 2002.

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Moore describes himself as an occultist, anarchist and ceremonial magician, and these themes have recurred frequently in his work.

Many of his work has also been adapted into films, even though Moore personally objected to it. He has influenced trailblazing personalities in the comic book genre, such as Neil Gaiman, the creator of the DC comic series Sandman. 

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Even Damon Lindelof, the screenwriter of HBO’s Watchmen, said that Moore is a huge influence on him. Although, since the series released, Lindelof and Moore are not in the best of terms.