Why Alan Moore?

In five words: Because he makes us think.

*Unofficial Alan Moore (*UAM) is intended to promote Art, Thought, and even the good old-fashioned enjoyment of a well executed Comic.

We are absolutely appreciators of many of Alan Moore’s works, comic and otherwise. From a distance and through an opaque lens he is also a good father, friend, supporter (you may reference his family, 40+ year friendships, and causes he has/does champion because it’s the correct thing to him).

We certainly don’t agree with everything ‘Mooreian’. If we did, I would wager that Alan would be very unhappy with that. However, we do believe that whatever side of the Moore alter you may fall on, from sycophantic to overrated, one thing Alan Moore has and seems hell bent on continuing to do is using Art and Comics and Magic to force you to take a stance.

If you dip your toe in, be prepared to go swimming, whatever might be lurking below the surface…

Who is Emporium Purgatorio?

Emporium Purgatorio (EmpPurg) is the Shop side as well as the creative outlet and hub for the pieces that appear on *Unofficial Alan Moore.

EmpPurg seeks to promote Art for Art’s sake, with an absolute moral compass focused on the Artists and the passions their comics/drawings/literature/suit wearing represent.

How does the Comic & Art Shop work?

Emporium Purgatorio is seeking to grow a community focused on truly supporting Indie Artists & Projects. We believe that ‘just adding’ an Artist’s comic or print next to a sea of others does no service to the Artist or the Reader.

All Indie Comics & Art on display for sale are not only recommended by Emporium Purgatorio, but the Artists themselves we support to the best of our abilities.

We will also be continuously adding to our Alan Moore Comics & Art collection. These are from Personal Collections. Many being Artist’s Proofs and truly unique. All being works of art in their own right.

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History of Electricomics

Electricomics: A Self-Publishing Ecosystem

Electricomics – “Not So Much Pushing The Envelope Of Comicbook Storytelling As Folding It Up To Make A Nice Hat”

Alan Moore asking questions re Electricomics

Alan Moore steps into the digital realm. Mitch Jenkins lends vision. Leah Moore manages eclectic and diverse skill sets. Daniel Merlin Goodbrey and Alisson Gazard shake the idea tree to see what has stuck. Ed Moore brings a digital machine shop. Continue reading History of Electricomics

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Shadow #8 – First Alan Moore Reference In Print, 1969

Shadow #8, October-November, 1969

Editor: David A. Sutton

Co-Editor: Eddy C. Bertin

Contributing Staff: David A. Riley, Brian J. Frost & Alan Jones

Copies: <50

Continue reading Shadow #8 – First Alan Moore Reference In Print, 1969

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Alan Moore Daily Roundup #5


A review of Cosmic Trigger, a play based on Robert Anton Wilson’s autobiography

“According to magician and graphic novel writer superstar Alan Moore, whose voice leads the opening invocation of The Play : ‘Most people find the word ‘Apocalypse’ to be a terrifying concept. Checked in the dictionary, it means only ‘revelation,’ although it obviously has also come to mean end of the world.’” Continue reading Alan Moore Daily Roundup #5