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Damon Albarn has managed to recruit reclusive comic book legend Alan Moore for his new project.

The zig-zag career of Damon Albarn looks set to take another unexpected turn. From Blur to Gorillaz, the Essex lad's songwriting has kept the nation enthralled and critics confused with Damon Albarn even launching an opera last year.

'Monkey: Journey To The West' opened last year and was an enormous success, earning an extended run. A spectacular project it featured music by Damon Albarn and design by close friend and Gorillaz cohort Jamie Hewlett.

Best know for his involvement in the 'Tank Girl' series, Hewlett has managed to convince another comic book legend to come aboard a new project.

Emerging from the British underground scene in the 70s, Alan Moore drew on counter-cultural beliefs to give comic book writing a shot in the arm. Praised for British series such as 'V For Vendetta' the writer was then tempted to write for massive American firm DC Comics.

Classic collections such as 'Swamp Thing' and 'Watchmen' followed before Alan Moore decided to go it alone. Self-publishing anthologies such as 'League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen' the writer is now set to join up with Albarn and Hewlett.

Speaking to MustardWeb the writer claimed "they came down to Northampton last week because we're planning for me to do the libretto on their next opera project".

Refusing to be drawn on specific details Alan Moore claimed that he wanted to get Gorillaz involved with his new comic book 'Dodgem Logic'. "We've hopefully got Gorillaz on board" he confirmed.

Although details are scarce, the new project could be linked to 'Carousel' which Jamie Hewlett alluded to in 2008. Claiming that Damon Albarn had already written 70 songs for the project, the artist suggested that it would be even more ambitious than 'Monkey: Journey To The West'.

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