Alan Moore is one of the most reknowned graphic novel authors of all time. He began by contributing to Doctor Who Weekly and the famous science fiction title 2000 AD. His series Miracleman and V For Vendetta. Both of these works earned Alan Moore the British Eagle Awards for Best Comics Writer in 1982 and 1983. His his first American series was Saga of the Swamp Thing. In 1986 Alan Moore came out with WATCHMEN which redefined the comic book medium and changing the very tone of comics to this day. Watchmen became the first comic book to be a recipient of the prestigious Hugo Award. Alan Moore has written for Batman and Superman series, notably THE KILLING JOKE. Although he has had his disagreements with mainstream publishers over the years, he still sells lots of books and has earned the reputation as a top writer. He has since moved away from mainstream comics but continues to write.