Sean Twomey Interview's Ian Gibson
"In our last lecture we examined the circumstances which drove her to leave Earth. This archive footage of the last riots on the Hoop give us a brutal insight into the squalor from which she escaped on the Clara Pandy. Many romantics see some link in the fact that Clara Pandy herself was the most mythologised woman of space before our subject arrived on the historical landscape. The true reasons behind her enlistment in the 'army' can never be known. Nor can the truth about any implausible relationship with General Cannibal. It seems the further she went into space - the more fanciful the stories grew. In this lecture we will deal with the "Escape Syndrome". It has been suggested that she was a victim. Contrast that with the premise that she has shaped so much of our history, she understood her destiny and bonded her life to it. We observe the actions but not the motives. Distance in space and time requires us to infer motive from action. I would like us to find the woman behind the myth! Who is Halo Jones?"
I collaborated with Alan on the first 3 books of Halo Jones and no examination of Halo Jones can be made without his account. The story behind why he never completed the Ballad is a terrible indictment of the comics industry and a source of shame upon those who stole the characters so here is a link to the topshelf comics which Alan is willing to put his name to...
"Look, you know that you've ripped these characters off from us. If you were to give us the rights back, I would gladly write another three books of Halo Jones. Whereas if you don't I will never write Halo Jones and you won't get any money from the character. And they thought, 'Yeah, let's hang on to the character forever and you never get any rights to it and never write any again.'
If you are interested then it is fair to say that the one person deserving of a special mention is Steve Parkhouse, (The Bojeffries Saga with Alan Moore), without whom I would most probably never got into comics at all. He doesn't have a website as he is elegantly oldschool so here is a link to some of his work on wiki visually. Vurtdroid is thinking he may offer Steve a free website because Steve is a god and gods need to be illuminated...
There is also a pretty good page Halo Jones Wikipedia page that you might enjoy...