Alan Moore Joins Occupy Comics Project

Alan Moore Joins Occupy Comics Project

via The Huffington Post

Occupy Comics, an anthology based on the Occupy movement, just scored a major coup: Alan Moore and David Lloyd, the co-creators of V for Vendetta, are on board. 

V for Vendetta was a comic that came out in the 1980s, about a masked revolutionary fighting a corrupt British government, written by Moore and drawn by Lloyd. It was the basis for the 2006 film starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving. 

Considering how many of the protestors have been wearing V's signature Guy Fawkes mask, Moore's involvement is fitting--and earlier this week, he took a shot at colleague Frank Miller, who called the Occupy protestors "louts, thieves, and rapists." 

Occupy Comics is the brainchild of Matt Pizzolo, and has attracted Amanda Palmer, the lead singer of the Dresden Dolls, as well as Howl artist Eric Drooker and Dean Haspiel, who worked with Harvey Pekar on American Splendor. The project has already raised more than $24,000 on Kickstarter, well past its goal of $10,000. But if you feel so inclined, you still have about 28 hours to donate some money to the project. 

Image of V for Vendetta
Author: Alan Moore
Price: $12.83
Publisher: Vertigo (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 296 pages
Image of V for Vendetta [Blu-ray]
Director: James McTeigue
Starring: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Charles Cork, Sinéad Cusack, Stephen Fry
Rating: R (Restricted)

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Tim from Philadelphia is reading approximately eight different books. Most unsuccessfully. December 9, 2011 - 1:36pm

Good thing they are getting the money up front. Will anyone remember the Occupy movement by the time the comics are published? And if they do remember, will they care?

I agree with those who say the Occupiers forgot Alinsky's Rule #7:   A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.

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Waterhouse from Columbus is reading Bullet Park, John Cheever December 9, 2011 - 1:37pm

Figures while I enjoyed both their comics, I never liked Alan Moore but liked Frank Miller.

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PopeyeDoyle from Rio Grande Valley, TX is reading Chronology of Water December 9, 2011 - 1:40pm

I can't wait to read about what heroic adventures are involved in finding a proper place to poop.

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Hetch Litman from Ojai, Ca. is reading Wise Blood by Flannery OConnor December 9, 2011 - 3:44pm

@waterhouse said "I never liked Alan Moore"

 

Blasphemy.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 9, 2011 - 6:08pm

Alan Moore looks like Rob Zombie.