Yes, there is a conspiracy, indeed there are a great number of conspiracies, all tripping each other up… the main thing that I learned about conspiracy theories is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in the conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic. The truth is, that it is not the Jewish banking conspiracy, or the grey aliens, or the twelve-foot reptiloids from another dimension that are in control, the truth is far more frightening; no-one is in control, the world is rudderless.
– Alan Moore
First published in 1982, the comic series V for Vendetta charted a masked vigilante’s attempt to bring down a fascist British government and its complicit media. Many of the demonstrators are expected to wear masks based on the book’s central character. Ahead of the protests, the BBC asked V for Vendetta’s writer, Alan Moore, for his thoughts on how his creation had become an inspiration and identity to Anonymous. (...) Source: BBC News
Fascistes // Alan Moore calls ’Watchmen’ prequels ’completely shameless’ | Death and Taxes
So, yes, readers will get to see what the Comedian did between torching innocent Vietnamese and getting thrown out a window or how Nite Owl spent his evenings before hooking up with the Silk Spectre. What readers will not get, however, is original “Watchmen” author, Alan Moore, or artist, Dave Gibbons, leaving many to wonder, “What’s the point?”
DC co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee tried to spin the prequels as a way of keeping famous characters fresh and “relevant” after two-and-a-half decades of neglect. “It’s our responsibility as publishers to find new ways to keep all of our characters relevant,” they said. “After 25 years the Watchmen are classic characters whose time has come for new stories to be told.”
Du gros, gros n’importe quoi.
Nous aussi on peut le faire : « Tout le monde se demande bien quelle a été la jeunesse de Philémon : en complet désaccord avec l’auteur, on va vous le montrer ! ».
Plus, “Watchmen,” one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comic series ever, is a cash cow, and there’s money to be made, so why the hell not, right?
Bin ouais tiens, on n’avait pas compris :)
Alan Moore inspired by Occupy activists he helped inspire (video) | Death and Taxes
As the movement’s grown, and that mask, based on the likeness of famed revolutionary and Gunpowder Plot planner Fawkes, has become more recognizable, Britain’s Channel 4 and Moore took a trip to the epicenter of London’s Occupy movement to chat with the protesters.
A self-proclaimed anarchist, Moore’s said he’s “amazed and touced” by how his work has influenced the ongoing uprising.
“I think this is the best-organized and most forward-thinking protest that I have ever had [the] experience of,” he said.
Comics Beef : Frank Miller, Alan Moore Duke It Out Over Occupy Wall Street — Vulture
Two legendary graphic novelists — Frank Miller, creator of The Dark Knight Returns and hard-boiled Sin City, and Alan Moore, who wrote Watchmen and V for Vendetta — are finding themselves on opposite sides of a pretty gaping ideological divide regarding Occupy Wall Street and are expending a good amount of vitriol on the subject online. Frank Miller, trending evermore militantly to the hard right since 9/11, started the spat off with a post to his blog on November 7, a choice excerpt of which follows below.
V for Vendetta’s Alan Moore, David Lloyd Join Occupy Comics | Underwire | Wired.com
Moore will contribute a long-form prose piece, possibly with illustrations, to the Occupy Comics project. His writing work will explore the Occupy movement’s principles, corporate control of the comics industry and the superhero paradigm itself.
Lloyd signed onto the growing Occupy Comics project last week, as did Madman’s Mike Allred and American Splendor’s Dean Haspiel. Occupy Comics will eventually sell single-issue comic books and a hardcover compilation, but an innovative arrangement with Kickstarter means that funds raised through pledges of support can be channeled directly to Occupy Wall Street’s populist ranks now.
Comment le masque des « Indignés » et des Anonymous enrichit la Warner | Rue89
Goguenard, Alan Moore relève pourtant un des paradoxes de l’époque. Malgré les copies qui circulent, le masque officiel de V coûte une dizaine de dollars. Les droits sont la propriété de Time Warner
Alan Moore – meet the man behind the protest mask | Books | The Observer
Moore first noticed the masks being worn by members of the Anonymous group, “bothering Scientologists halfway down Tottenham Court Road” in 2008. It was a demonstration by the online collective against alleged attempts to censor a YouTube video. “I could see the sense of wearing a mask when you were going up against a notoriously litigious outfit like the Church of Scientology.”
But with the mask’s growing popularity, Moore has come to see its appeal as about something more than identity-shielding. “It turns protests into performances. The mask is very operatic; it creates a sense of romance and drama. I mean, protesting, protest marches, they can be very demanding, very gruelling. They can be quite dismal. They’re things that have to be done, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re tremendously enjoyable – whereas actually, they should be.”