Comic book writer Alan Moore has announced his retirement from the medium.
He confirmed the news at a press conference for his latest work, Jerusalem.
Best known for helping create Watchmen, V for Vendetta, From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, Moore said he had “about 250 pages of comics left in me” during the event.
“There are a couple of issues of an Avatar [Press] book that I am doing at the moment, part of the HP Lovecraft work I’ve been working on recently,” he said. “Me and Kevin will be finishing Cinema Purgatorio and we’ve got about one more book, a final book of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to complete. After that, although I may do the odd little comics piece at some point in the future, I am pretty much done with comics.”
Jerusalem is named after William Blake’s poem exploring the history of Moore’s native Northampton through several lives. He also said that it would not be adapted into a film, “or not at least if I have any say in the matter”.