Archive for June 18th, 2008

Roarin’ Rick or Sizzlin’ Stefano?

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Proglo Edizioni has just released an Italian edition of Alan Moore’s updated essay, “Writing For Comics”. As a design element they’ve embedded a wash drawing of Alan, taken from the famous photo on the back of WATCHMEN, behind the text on every page. And since I wrote the introduction there’s this illustration behind my text which might be me. And might not.

Let me explain: comics creator and journalist, Stefano Priarone, is the guy who contacted me about writing the introduction. And he has long been told by people who know us both that, except for the twenty year difference in age, we could be twins! And since I don’t recognize the source photo that Massimiliano Padelli used to create his wash illustration, I’m wondering if Stefano just gave him a photo of himself to work from?

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