Alan Moore, temporal fugitive

Today on a mailing list I was rambling on about Alan Moore’s ‘From Hell’, and its use of non-linear time.

Coincedentally, the other day I found proof of the author’s own time travelling powers.

How else do you explain this image, a detail from a 1665 atlas? Quite why someone who lives in Northampton is posing next to China, I’ve no idea, but nonetheless it’s an indication of Moore’s great, chronology defiant talent.


(Image from the Atlas Maior by Joan Blaeu, reproduced in this year’s Taschen ‘Maps’ calendar.)


January 18, 2007. Tags: . Uncategorized.

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