If you want to find out more about Alan Moore, the author, there’s a good article in the Chicago Tribune.
Initially a 12-issue series with artist Dave Gibbons, the collected volume has become one of the most acclaimed graphic novels ever, hailed by Time magazine as one of the best 100 novels of the 20th Century. It's about aging superheroes, nuclear politics and social engineering.One interesting thing to note is that Moore has apparently sworn off movie profits of his books.
About "Watchmen" he said, "I will be spitting venom all over it for months to come."Despite his spitting venom, the article has this description of Moore:
But there's also a British cheekiness about Moore, 54, who claims to be a recluse. There's a playful fussiness to him that, at worst, comes off like a teenage affectation—the muddled philosophical arguments driving the story of muddled anarchists in "V for Vendetta," for instance. He is also a cultural treasure chest, spilling over with connections that mash up a century of literature to create something new that honors the old.Anybody read Watchmen? I started it but didn’t finish.