Alan Moore Is Talented

Those of us who are familiar with comic books know that Alan Moore is a great writer.  With works including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Alan Moore is comic book royalty.  Sure, he’s like the weird, inbred uncle that the rest of the royal family keeps locked in the tower whenever company comes to visit, but royalty nonetheless.  That being said, it’s generally accepted that Moore’s talent levels make his crazy levels something that most people are willing to deal with.  The dude is nuts.  There are reports that he is describes himself as an anarchist, a practicing warlock, and allegedly worships an ancient Roman snake god.  He also wears metallic talons.  Yep.  Crazy.

Now, I don’t know where this image came from, but I thought that it was too awesome not to share.  Moore was apparently on BBC News at some point in history (don’t ask me when though because I was too lazy to look it up) and somebody was able to get this screen capture:

I always knew that the guy was a talented writer, but I’ve never been sure about his wizarding abilities.  (How do you really know if somebody is a good wizard in this day and age?)  However, I had no idea that he moonlighted as a mall Santa and a Rasputin impersonator.  Kudos to him for branching out.  It’s good to diversify yourself, especially in this tough economy.