In a press conference in London for his latest work, Jerusalem, a novel named after William Blake’s poem, Alan Moore said he had “about 250 pages of comics left in me”. Moore told The Guardian:
“There are a couple of issues of an Avatar [Press] book that I am doing at the moment, part of the HP Lovecraft work I’ve been working on recently. Me and Kevin [O’Neil] will be finishing ‘Cinema Purgatorio,’ and we’ve got about one more book, a final book of ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ to complete.”
“After that, although I may do the odd little comics piece at some point in the future, I am pretty much done with comics.”
Moore’s decision came from his realization that he was too comfortable withe the medium. “I think I have done enough for comics. I’ve done all that I can. I think if I were to continue to work in comics, inevitably the ideas would suffer, inevitably you’d start to see me retread old ground and I think both you and I probably deserve something better than that.”
Alan Moore is well known for writing many highly influential comics, including Watchmen,V For Vendetta, and Batman: The Killing Joke. Jerusalem goes on sale September 13, 2016.