What are the implications of comics for law? Tackling this question, On Comics and Legal Aesthetics explores the epistemological dimensions of comics and the way this once-maligned medium can help think about – and reshape – the form of law. Traversing comics, critical, and cultural legal studies, it seeks to enrich the theorisation of comics with a critical aesthetics that expands its value and significance for law, as well as knowledge more generally. It argues that comics’ multimodality – their hybrid structure, which represents a meeting point of text, image, reason, and aesthetics – opens understanding of the limits of law’s rational texts by shifting between multiple frames and modes of presentation. Comics thereby exposes the way all forms of knowledge are shaped out of an unstructured universe, becoming a mask over this chaotic ‘beyond’. This mask of knowing remains haunted – by that which it can never fully capture or represent. Comics thus models knowledge as an infinity of nested frames haunted by the chaos without structure. In such a model, the multiple aspects of law become one region of a vast and bottomless cascade of perspectives – an infinite multiframe that extends far beyond the traditional confines of the comics page, rendering law boundless.
The first book-length study to address Moore's significance to the Gothic, this volume is also the first to provide in-depth analyses of his spoken-word performances, poetry and prose, as well as his comics and graphic novels. The essays collected here identify the Gothic tradition as perhaps the most significant cultural context for understanding Moore's work, providing unique insight into its wider social and political dimensions as well as addressing key theoretical issues in Gothic Studies, Comics Studies and Adaptation Studies. Scholars, students and general readers alike will find fresh insights into Moore's use of horror and terror, homage and parody, plus allusion and adaptation. The international list of contributors includes leading researchers in the field and the studies presented here enhance the understanding of Moore's works while at the same time exploring the ways in which these serve to advance a broader appreciation of Gothic aesthetics.
Alan Moore, the best-selling graphic novelist of all time, delivers an original, chilling tale of Lovecraftian horror! Comic book legend Alan Moore (WATCHMEN, FROM HELL) and brilliant artist Jacen Burrows deliver a chilling tale of Lovecraftian horror! Brears and Lamper, two young and cocky FBI agents, investigate a fresh series of ritual murders somehow tied to the final undercover assignment of Aldo Sax –the once golden boy of the Bureau, now a convicted killer and inmate of a maximum security prison. From their interrogation of Sax (where he spoke exclusively in inhuman tongues) to a related drug raid on a seedy rock club rife with arcane symbols and otherworldly lyrics, they suspect that they are on the trail of something awful… but nothing can prepare them for the creeping insanity and unspeakable terrors they will face in the small harbor town of Innsmouth. NEONOMICON collects Alan Moore’s 2010 comic book series for the first time in its entirety – including his original story, THE COURTYARD, which chronicled Aldo Sax’s tragic encounter with the (somewhat) mortal agents of the Old Ones!
What lurks in The Courtyard? Lovecraftian scholar N.G. Christakos and Antony Johnston tackle the mystery with painstaking research into Alan Moore's masterpiece THE COURTYARD and its roots in the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft. This volume reprints Moore's original short story, Johnston's accurately adapted script, pin-up artwork by artist Jacen Burrows unseen in the original graphic novella, hundreds of annotations on all of Moore's Lovecraftian references, and more!
The last ten years have witnessed a renewed interest in H.P. Lovecraft in academic and scholarly circles. New Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft seeks to offer an expansive and considered account of a fascinating yet challenging writer; both popular and critically valid but also problematic in terms of his depictions of race, gender and class.
The path to Providence begins here! Collecting THE COURTYARD and NEONOMICON, the epic tome has all of the stories that lead into PROVIDENCE! Comic book legend Alan Moore and brilliant artist Jacen Burrows deliver a chilling tale of Lovecraftian horror! Brears and Lamper, two young and cocky FBI agents, investigate a fresh series of ritual murders somehow tied to the final undercover assignment of Aldo Sax -the once golden boy of the Bureau, now a convicted killer and inmate of a maximum security prison. From their interrogation of Sax (where he spoke exclusively in inhuman tongues) to a related drug raid on a seedy rock club rife with arcane symbols and otherworldly lyrics, they suspect that they are on the trail of something awful... but nothing can prepare them for the creeping insanity and unspeakable terrors they will face in the small harbor town of Innsmouth. Limited to just 1000 copies available!
Collecting the performance work of Alan Moore, the Hugo-Award winning author of WATCHMEN, in a graphic storytelling format, as he explores the America's love affair with Gangland mobsters and the modern notion of romance. From the mind of Alan Moore, the Hugo Award-winning author who defined modern graphic storytelling with such works as WATCHMEN and LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, comes three mind-expanding tales adapted by his longtime collaborator Antony Johnston into full sequential stories. Original presented as performance works by the author himself, this original graphic novel is a twisting, brilliant rumination on society from the 1920s era Chicago-style killings of the story "Old Gangsters Never Die" to the powerful, modern namesake piece, "Another Suburban Romance." A mesmerizing tour de force that no Moore fan will want to miss!
The writer who revolutioniezd modern comic book storytelling, Alan Moore (Hugo-Award winning author of WATCHMEN) provides his guide to crafting graphic stories. Perfect for Moore fans, creative writers of all media, and librarians! Alan Moore, Hugo-Award winning author of WATCHMEN and the acknowledged master of comic book writing, shares his thoughts on how to deliver a top-notch script! An essay originally written in 1985 to appear in an obscure British fanzine (right at the time that Moore was reshaping the landscape of modern comics), WRITING FOR COMICS was lost to time until its collection in these pages, expanded with a brand new essay by the author on how his thoughts on writing have changed in the two decades since. An insightful and eye-opening look into a brilliant creative mind, perfect for Moore devotees and fiction writers of all literary forms looking to hone their craft.
Lovecraftian horror and lost tales of magic and mayhem by Alan Moore, the Hugo-Award winning author of WATCHMEN and LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN. The lost works of comic book luminary Alan Moore are collected in YUGGOTH CULTURES AND OTHER GROWTHS, including classic short sequential comic book stories that have been long out of print, previously unpublished works, essays on magic and culture, and special developmental sections with original script pages and comments from Moore and his collaborators. Among the many tales of YUGGOTH CULTURES is the illustrated story "Zaman's Hill", a story originally written for Moore's aborted novel "Yuggoth Cultures" and inspired by the disturbing works of author H.P. Lovecraft. This brilliantly crafted centerpiece leads to a frightful journey through the Cthulhu Mythos in horror stories by Antony Johnston and a wealth of artistic talents.
FBI agent Aldo Sax investigates a series of ritual murders committed by unlikely and unrelated killers, and gets too close to the supernatural source of their madness. A Lovecraftian horror tale by Alan Moore, the Hugo-Award winning author of WATCHMEN. The most celebrated writer in the comic book industry, Alan Moore, teams up with brilliant artist Jacen Burrows to unleash this timeless tale of Lovecraftian psychological horror. FBI agent Aldo Sax is a highly skilled detective, assigned to the most baffling case of his career. A series of murders, each featuring bizarre ritual dismemberment, appear to be committed by unlikly and unrelated suspects. Descending into Brooklyn's Club Zothique for clues, Sax meets a dealer of hallucinogenic drugs that unlock the barriers of the mind... and allow a terrible, evil force to enter. Featuring an introduction by writer Garth Ennis (Preacher).