ESTEEMED comic luminary Alan Moore has reportedly completed the first draft of his second novel, Jerusalem.
According to a Facebook post made by his daughter Leah, the Watchmen and V for Vendetta writer has finally finished the long-awaited novel and is ready to begin the editing process.
Spanning the clotted history of a single square mile in his hometown of Northampton, Moore’s enormous work has yet to find a publisher, despite his reputation.
Moore himself has estimated the word count as being anywhere between “half a million” and “three quarters of a million” so whether the six-digit estimate is entirely correct remains to be seen. Either way, Jerusalem promises to be a monstrous piece-de-resistance from a writer of some calibre.
Update: Leah Moore has since clarified the publishing issue with a further update on Facebook:
“Apparently since my post on Sept 9th, there have been reports that Jerusalem doesn’t have a publisher yet.
Actually it will be published by Knockabout who co-publish all of The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Books.
They are also dealing with foreign publishers too, for the foreign publishing rights.”