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February 09, 2013

How I discovered Alan Moore without knowing it

"I spent my formative years – the years when you’re still young, but have now become aware of the world and are being shaped and influenced by it – living on St. Croix, an island in the Caribbean. I was five years old or so. This is where the red thread begins.

"I don’t know how I came to own it, but I owned this action figure. It had a name, and it was from a movie, but who cares what the packaging said? I was already making things up. He had a clumsy backstory, weird superpowers, and his name was 'Monkey Man'."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 9, 2013 09:28 AM