Alan Moore and Mike Patton – a heavenly comic creation

Groundbreaking comic book creator Alan Moore has a new project in the pipeline, and reports have it that rock musicians such as Mike Patton of Faith No More will be collaborating – awesome!

The semi-autobiographical multimedia work by Moore is expected to feature an audiobook and soundtrack featuring Patton, as well as Andrew Broder from Fog and Godflesh’s Justin Broadrick.

Lex Records, a british Independent label, said it would be releasing a deluxe version of the tentatively titled “Unearthling” which will include a photographic novel, art prints, a two-hour audiobook and a musical soundtrack on vinyl. Billboard reports that it’s expected to arrive in 2010.

Nice to see a little good news, after this depressing manga-court-case-result earlier in the week. I don’t know the full details of the case (obviously!) but this sounds frankly terrifying. Books are books, comic are comics and art is art – to me “possessing obscene visual representations of the sexual abuse of children and mailing obscene material” is something else entirely. The last thing anyone needs is a hamper to creativity, sometimes it seems like there’s little enough of it in the world already.

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