Alan Moore poster,
as seen on The IT Crowd
I designed the poster shown above for use on set in the fourth series of The IT Crowd. It's an A2-sized variation of the front and back cover of Mustard #04, showing Alan Moore standing in front of a gallery of panels from his comic books.
THE IT CROWD SET
Writer Graham Linehan fills the set of the show with cool geeky stuff. In series 2, this included a few copies of the old black-and-white copies of Mustard, and the Alan Moore issue even ended up as a prop in the publicity shots. In preparation for the filming of series 4, Graham sent out another call for cool stuff and I sent him the big Alan Moore poster.
The poster, seen above the doorway into their kitchen.
And if you look in the kitchen there's another copy of the poster in there too.
SEEN IN THE SHOW
a) Here's the poster visible through the window in the opening minutes of the second episode 'The Final Countdown'.
b) And here again in the fourth episode 'Italian for Beginners'.
The design was inspired by Kevin O'Neill's cover for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume One, and the main illustration of Alan Moore, also by Kevin O'Neill, is from the author's bio at the back.
The art in the frames is by various artists from different Alan Moore comics. Column by column, from top left, these are: Promethia by JH Williams III, DR & Quinch by Alan Davis, Bojeffries Saga by Steve Parkhouse, The Birth Caul by Eddie Campbell, Top Ten by Gene Ha & Zander Cannon, From Hell by Eddie Campbell, Big Numbers by Bill Seinkiewicz, V for Vendetta by David Lloyd, the flying carpet from League Volume Two by Kevin O'Neill (behind Alan's head), Watchmen by Dave Gibbons, A Small Killing by Oscar Zarate, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Kevin O'Neill, Jack B Quick by Kevin Nowlan, Skizz by Jim Baikie, Lost Girls by Melinda Gebbie, Halo Jones by Ian Gibson, Tom Strong by Chris Sprouse and Swamp Thing by John Totleben.
Mustard magazine seen on The IT Crowd »
Mustard can be seen several times on Channel 4's BAFTA-winning comedy The IT Crowd:
* Moss is reading it during the episode 'Moss and the German'
* Roy is reading it in an official publicity photo
* That photo is also on the cover of the American series 2 DVDs
* Graham Linehan points out Mustard on the series 3 DVD extras
* Our Mustard Alan Moore poster's on the wall in most series 4 episodes
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Alan Moore interview in Mustard #04 »
Mustard issue #04 features a 12,000-word interview with Alan Moore, author of Watchmen, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, From Hell, V for Vendetta, etc. Buy it for just £2.50.
Alan Moore and Roy from The IT Crowd
reading Mustard »
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