Thursday, December 8, 2011

Alan Moore + David Lloyd Join OCCUPY COMICS

Is WATCHMEN one of your favorite movies? How about THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, V FOR VENDETTA, or maybe the old SWAMP THING? I know! You liked how Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker in THE DARK KNIGHT, right? If the answer is yes to any of those things, then you are an indirect fan of the work of the comic writer/genius/god, Sir Alan Moore (no, he wasn't knighted, I just call him Sir).

Alan Moore is still alive, and now he has joined a new brand called OCCUPY COMICS with V FOR VENDETTA illustrator David Lloyd (as well as 53 other artists and writers). 

Wait a second, what the hell is OCCUPY COMICS? Well, comprised of the aforementioned 53 creators, OCCUPY COMICS "is an attempt to add the voices of comic book artists and writers to the chorus of “We are the 99%.”"

via Deadline:
Occupy Comics is creating new art and stories inspired by the protesters and has already raised $15,000 on crowd-funding site Kickstarter; the plan is to roll out a series of digital comics early next year, followed by limited-edition paper comics and then a hardbound collectable book....All profits and payments will go to the Occupy movement...
Seems like it's going to be an interesting line of comics to read. Can't wait to see it...

story by Deadline

Alan Moore gave his opinion on Occupy Wall Street and Frank Miller,
in an interview with Honest Publishing:
"I think that the Occupy movement is, in one sense, the public saying that they should be the ones to decide who’s too big to fail. It’s a completely justified howl of moral outrage and it seems to be handled in a very intelligent, non-violent way, which is probably a reason why Frank Miller would be less than pleased with it. I’m sure if it had been a bunch of young, sociopathic vigilantes with Batman make-up on their faces, he’d be more in favour of it. We would definitely have to agree to differ on that one."

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