Alan Moore continues his Lost Girls mainstream media tour with an interview in USA Today that touches on the “vaguely creepy” feel of the book in the shadow of the JonBenét Ramsey case:
“Obviously the JonBenét case is bigger in the U.S., but we’ve been following it here in England,” Moore says. “Remember, we began writing these stories 16 years ago. We had no idea when we were going to have it finished, or what kind of world it would be emerging into. But we are not talking about reality.
“Our position is this is art and pornography. What we intended with The Lost Girls was to sever the connection between pornography and embarrassment, and between the pornographic imagination and the real world. These are two very distinctive spaces.”
There’s also mention of Moore’s disputes with DC Comics — and a diplomatic response from Paul Levitz — as well as a quick-hit sidebar with comments on League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier, and the writer’s thoughts on the V for Vendetta film.