Alan Moore & Vermont

March 8th, 2009 by Daniel Barlow · 1 Comment

By DANIEL BARLOW
Vermont Press Bureau
Published: March 6, 2009

EAST MONTPELIER – The fictional world of “Watchmen”– set in a 1985 where Richard Nixon is still president and the threat of nuclear war looms over the United States – doesn’t have much in common with the idyllic, laid-back Vermont.

But the writer of that comic, which sees its film version debut nationally today, enjoyed a special working relationship with two Vermont comic artists for years – Stephen R. Bissette of Windsor and Rick Veitch of West Townshend.

“I first met Alan Moore as most of you did: as a reader,” Bissette wrote in his chapter for the book, “Alan Moore: Portrait of An Extraordinary Gentleman.” “And upon first reading, I knew: this was magic.”

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  • 1 Blake // Mar 9, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    I frickin’ heart Watchmen! I think I would cry if I was in that High School class out of happiness! I think the movie is boss, too. You could discuss the themes and ideas in both incarnations forever and ever. Just started reading Swamp Thing.

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