Gimme Moore

Watch­men cre­ator is de­vel­op­ing a dig­i­tal plat­form

SFX - - Red alert - Elec­tri­comics launches in 2015.

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.

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