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As far as I know, that's still the plan, and it's going to be horrible.

What's the point of shooting the film in the first place if your culturally illiterate target audience hasn't the faintest idea who any of the  classic literary heroes in the story are? I'd imagine that more Americans know Tom Sawyer from the TV series than have actually read the books, either.

Hate to disappoint you about the Lost Girls, but you've still got a bit of a wait. There's an extract from a Top Shelf Comics Newsletter at the bottom of this mail...

(For those that don't know, Lost Girls is another story along (kind of) LOEG lines, cept this time, it takes Alice (as in Wonderland), Wendy from Peter Pan, and another classic character that escapes me right now, and describes what happens to them (especially sexually) after the tales which they're famed for).

From what Alan says about the story, it is going to be an excellent story purely aside from the pornographic element. Bear in mind, you will need to like Melinda Gebbie's artwork (she did Cobweb in Tomorrow Stories) to get into the Lost Girls.


Top Shelf, Alan Moore, and Melinda Gebbie have now decided to put out the entire three volumes of LOST GIRLS at the same time. This way everyone will get the completed version all at once. Melinda's about 20 pages
from completing the entire project, and then the massive production effort can get underway. It still looks to be a year out or so, but it'll definitely be worth the wait.  LOST GIRLS: In 1913, at a hotel not far
from Lake Constance, a liaison occurs between three different yet strangely familiar women. Between them, they conjure up an erotic dreamworld of childhood and fantasy, vivid and colorful, rising against the dark
storm clouds of European history. They are the Lost Girls, and their story attempts to reinvent pornography as something exquisite, thoughtful, and human. For women. For men. Written by Alan Moore and beautifully
painted by Melinda Gebbie.

I remember reading something similar to your description of Lost Girls in Speakeasy (I had some reviews in that mag before they spazzed it up, what WAS Blast anyway?) about ten years ago round about the time of Big Numbers.

Is 2 a big number Alan?  Cos that's all the issues you did, can I have my fiver back?  Up until that point comics just seemed to be getting better exponentially then it all crashed.

On another note, Alan Moore writing porn was probably the ultimate fantasy for some fan boys back then (like the ones that used to follow him into toilets).  "It's... it's... like have sex in Alan Moore's mind!"

Oh well, thanks for all the info guys.  I can't wait to read some of this stuff.  Go Moore!

You could say "the Moore the merrier!".

MATT (promise I'll lay off the crap puns guys)

"Is 2 a big number Alan? Cos that's all the issues you did, can I have my fiver back?"

In fairness to the exalted one, the untimely demise of Big numbers was more to do with Bill Sienkiewicz and Al Columbia. Alan had it all worked out in advance, natch, but the pencil monkeys let him down. There was talk more recently of turning it into a TV series.



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