Sunday 24 December 2006

Alan Moore's London. part 4

Being the continuation of our commentary on the book, FROM HELL.
Earlier in the day the two Moores discuss some important occult matter in camden Town.

These photos were taken by Jamie Delano, of Hellblazer fame, who was the driver for the day. He wrote about it in a piece to introduce the booklet for an exhibition of From Hell art pages in Gijon, Spain in 2000 (I ran the English version in Bacchus #60, may 2001: "I was happy to play Netley to his (Alan's) Sir William Gull..."
It's interesting how the mind of the horror writer gathers information: "And another church- don't ask me which- derelict, roofless, peopled by scrubby trees twisting amongst its fallen stone. there was a locked wrought-iron gate to climb, a dark crypt with an unhealthy smell to explore. I remember descending into this with Alan, waiting in the half-light at the foot of the steps, watching him set off into the pitch blackness of the interior with a flickering cigarette lighter held futilely over his head to light his way."
And: "That night we stayed at Steve Moore's house... Alan and I shared a room. I woke once. Alan twitched, smiling a little in his sleep. I thought about waking him to ask him what he was dreaming... but then decided that I didn't really want to know."
It occurs to me now that the reason my own short spell on Hellblazer didn't work out is that I don't think like a horror writer.
Here's a shot of Alan crossing a road in a photo that wasn't otherwise used.

And here's Brook Street, where Gull lives.

There's his house:

Right there.



Blogger spacedlaw said...

I had a good chuckle over what may - or not - lurk in the realm of alan Moore's mind. And whether this is what causes him smiling in his sleep.

Merry Christmas Eddie.

24 December 2006 at 01:41:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Kelly Kilmer said...

Thanks Eddie!!
The husband gets to add the H.C. edition of "From Hell" to his collection of multiple copies of F.H.
(For some reason when he loves a book he is forever looking for a better copy or the hardcover). He will be very happy!
Merry Christmas
Kelly & Family

24 December 2006 at 13:12:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Faff said...

Merry Christmas to you and your Mr Campbell, wherever they may be for Christmas.

Lokk forward to whatever you've got coming out next.

24 December 2006 at 17:57:00 GMT-5  

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