Watchmen creator is developing a digital platform
Considering that he doesn’t even have an internet connection, it’s ironic that Alan Moore is “to blame” for revolutionary new online comics platform Electricomics. But according to co- creator Leah Moore, the app grew out of The Show, the author’s short film project with Mitch Jenkins.
“The film features a digital comic on a flexible scroll, which is called Electricomics. And as they were planning to create all the media in the films themselves, they also wanted to do the comic,” she explains. “They thought that they could use the opportunity to make something really interesting.”
With artist Colleen Doran, Alan Moore is also contributing one of the initial four stories to the platform. “Big Nemo is dad’s take on the later life of Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo In Slumberland,” reveals Leah, who alongside her regular co- writer John Reppion is teaming up with Nicola Scott for time travel story Sway. Other initial contributors will include Garth Ennis and Paul Hogan.
With his pioneering spirit, Leah believes her father can be compared to 19th Century visionary William Morris. “Morris was compelled by mass production to create handmade artefacts of aesthetic value and quality, and that also applies to dad,” she reasons. “If we can make a quality product that people enjoy, we’ll have succeeded.”
Sadly Alphonse Mucha won’t be contributing to the app.