I thought, if I’m going to react, I might as well over-react.
Worryingly, as the years roll by and Alan Moore makes ever unusual judgement calls (such as deciding to become a magician to see if it worked and refusing the cheques for his increasingly frequent Hollywood adaptations), he sounds ever more reasonable. He jokes that when he asked his loved ones to rescue him if the magic turned him mad, they asked him how they would know.
On Radio 4’s Chain Reaction, Stewart Lee has a lovely half-hour interview with the man and the beard. You will be able to listen to it here until next week, when Moore will interview Brian Eno, which sounds equally a treat.
(Sadly, the current BBC deal means that you must use RealPlayer, which in turn means that even though it is free to install, you have to provide your credit card details to a third party (RealPlayer) in order to listen to publicly owned, free content. Pah.)