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Photograph of the Month - May 2009

Past display archive
1 May - 31 May 2009

Room 39


Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie by Jonathan Worth (b.1972), C-type print, 6 February 2007

Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie
by Jonathan Worth (b.1972)
C-type print, 6 February 2007
Photographed at Papa Cinos restaurant, Northampton for the Sunday Telegraph Magazine, March 2007

Born in Northampton in 1953, Moore began his career as an illustrator in the late 1970s drawing cartoon strips for music magazines. As a writer he produced scripts for Warrior, 2000AD and Marvel UK publications including Captain Britain and Spider-Man. His acclaimed graphic novels include V for Vendetta (1982-8), From Hell (1991-6) and Watchmen (1986-7). All have been released as films, the most recent in April 2009.

Comic artist, Gebbie was born in San Francisco where she contributed her first strip to Wimmen’s Comix, before moving to London in 1982. Gebbie and Moore married in 2007; they have collaborated on the controversial graphic novel Lost Girls (2006) and the comic book heroine Cobweb who appeared in Tomorrow Stories (1999-2002).

Following a degree in Photography at the University of Derby (1991-4), Worth assisted photographer Steve Pyke (1998-2000) with whom he continues to share a close professional relationship. Since 2000 he has worked as a freelance photographer for publications including the New York Times, the Guardian Weekend magazine and i-D.

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