Marco Abate was born in
Milan in 1962. He is an Italian comics writer with published stories
on books such as Lazarus
Samuel Sand and
Martin Mystere. He is
professor of Geometry at the Second University of Rome.
thing that most amazes me in Alan Moore is his feeling for the structure
of the stories.
Every one of his best works
is perfectly balanced; is structured in such a way that each part
plays perfectly its own role; and it is realized with an almost
obsessive attention to details ensuring that each scene be meaningful
both on its own and related with the whole story.
This is particularly
true in the longer works, where re-reading reveals that there are
no casual sentences, that every detail is a basic piece of a plan
larger than the sum of its parts, in a constant cross-reference
between the local and the global, the microcosm and the macrocosm
and conversely... and if all this begins to feel sort of mystical-magical-like,
it is not a coincidence either, I suspect...
And that bastard writes
damned good stories. Just tell me the magical rituals needed to
get the rest of "Big Numbers" and "Lost Girls", and I'll do anything.