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AARGH (Artists Against Rampant Government Homophobia)

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Format  One-shot
Number of issues  1
Publication date  March 1988
Publisher  Alan Moore
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Writer(s)  Alan Moore David Lloyd Neil Gaiman Bryan Talbot Dave Sim Groc Geoff Ryman Alexei Sayle Hunt Emerson Sue Hyde David Leach Dave Gibbons Dave Thorpe David Shenton Charles Shaar Murray Posy Simmonds Dick Foreman Roz Kaveney Garry Leach Howard Cruse Bill Sienkiewicz Harvey Pekar Art Spiegelman Kevin O'Neill Steven Appleby Kate Charlesworth Jennie Wilson Lisa Power Izzy Islam Robert Crumb Brian Bolland Dominic Regan Savage Pencil Phil Elliot Tony Reeves Frank Miller Kathy Acker Jamie Delano Mark Vicars Joyce Brabner Debbie Delano Phyllis Moore
Artist(s)  Steve Bissette David Lloyd Rick Veitch Dave Gibbons Groc Grahame Baker Oscar Zarate Hunt Emerson David Leach Lin Jammet David Shenton Floyd Hughes Posy Simmonds Dick Foreman Graham Higgins Garry Leach Howard Cruse Bill Sienkiewicz Joe Zabel Gary Dumm Art Spiegelman Kevin O'Neill Steven Appleby Bryan Talbot Mark Buckingham Kate Charlesworth Dave Sim Gerhard Izzy Islam Robert Crumb Brian Bolland Dominic Regan Savage Pencil Phil Elliot Tony Reeves Frank Miller Shane Oakley Denys Howard Jaime Hernandez Gilbert Hernandez
Letterer(s)  David Lloyd Groc Dave Gibbons Hunt Emerson David Leach Lin Jammet David Shenton Floyd Hughes Posy Simmonds Dick Foreman Graham Higgins Garry Leach Howard Cruse Bill Sienkiewicz Gary Dumm Art Spiegelman Steven Appleby Steve Cradock Kate Charlesworth Izzy Islam Robert Crumb Brian Bolland Dominic Regan Savage Pencil Phil Elliot Tony Reeves Frank Miller Tom Frame
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AARGH (Artists Against Rampant Government Homophobia) was a 76-page one-off comics anthology published by Mad Love in 1988.

The comic was designed to aid the fight against Clause 28, which was a controversial amendment to the Local Government Act 1988, a British law which was designed to outlaw the promotion of homosexuality by local authorities. At that time Alan Moore, who was in a relationship with his wife and their girlfriend, felt that the law was heterosexist and that it would obviously affect them personally. To help their fight Moore formed Mad Love, his own publishing company, to release AARGH.

The title was a mixed collection of almost 40 stories, mostly comics with some text pieces. Moore himself contributed an eight-page story called "The Mirror of Love", with Steve Bissette and Rick Veitch providing art. Other creators included Robert Crumb, Howard Cruse, Hunt Emerson, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Los Bros Hernandez, Garry Leach, Dave McKean, Frank Miller, Harvey Pekar, Savage Pencil, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dave Sim, Posy Simmonds, Art Spiegelman, and Bryan Talbot.

Clause 28 was eventually repealed in 2003. Moore has also reworked "The Mirror of Love" with illustrator José Villarrubia for Top Shelf Productions.

References

AARGH (Artists Against Rampant Government Homophobia) Wikipedia


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