UNEARTHING — Alan Moore, Mike Patton, Justin Broadrick

By Patricia Sauthoff

The rumors are true, the rumors are true! Graphic novel god Alan Moore and musical genius Mike Patton (along with another fine musician, Justin Broadrick) are teaming up for a graphic-audio-novel.

Murmurs about this possible project have been floating around the ‘nets for some time now but just today the Guardian newspaper got a confirmation on the project.

This is just the kind of multi-genre, multi-media business that will make the world a better place. “Why?,” you may find yourself asking. Well, in this ADHD-soaked universe in which we live it’s pretty often that we find ourselves staring at a computer, listening to music/a podcast/tv, texting and having a conversation all at the same time. (I’m currently sitting in a dark room listening only to the sound of the wind and cars driving by with a mere six windows open–and this seems like quite the under-tasking.)

Like it or not, multi-sensory artwork is likely sticking around. The line between journalist and documentarian blurs as news moves online and people stop reading; academics are forced to leave their ivory towers and communicate with the larger world; and writers have to grab readers’ attention with something other than just text. Graphic novels are a natural place for this kind of cooperation to begin as they’re already considered, by most, though not all, to be un-literary, what with their pretty pictures and what-not. (And, of course, as we all know they’re one of the most likely of artworks to be turned into film.)

And, for those who need a little Patton fix after all this good news, here ya go:

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