Alan Moore to Contribute to ‘Occupy Comics’ Anthology
Alan Moore will join his V for Vendetta co-creator David Lloyd among the ranks of Occupy Comics, the forthcoming Kickstarter-funded anthology project inspired by Occupy Wall Street and its sister protests around the world. The news comes just days after Moore made a heavily proliferated response to comics creator Frank Miller’s dramatic condemnation of the protesters, some of whose activities are in some measure inspired by Moore and Lloyd’s work. For Occupy Comics, Moore will contribue a prose piece that according to Wired will “explore the Occupy movement’s principles, corporate control of the comics industry and the superhero paradigm itself.”As stated on its Kickstarter page, the Occupy Comics anthology is intended to be “a time capsule of the passions and emotions driving the movement” and “tell the stories of the people who are out there putting themselves at risk for an idea.” Featuring creators including Mike Allred, Shannon Wheeler, Eric Drooker, Ryan Ottley, Dean Haspiel, Charlie Adlard, Marc Andreyko, Tyler Crook, J.M. DeMatteis, Joshua Dysart, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Joseph Michael Linsner, Steve Niles, Steve Rolston, Tim Seeley, Ben Templesmith, Dan Goldman, Amanda Palmer and Darick Robertson, the project had already exceeded its Kickstarter fundraising goal of $10,000 before Lloyd and Moore signed on. It’s presently funded to the tune of over $15,000, with the campaign ending on Friday.
Occupy Comics organizer Matt Pizzolo talked to Wired.com about Moore and Lloyd’s impact on the project and the movement it seeks to reflect.
“It’s fair to say that Alan Moore and David Lloyd are unofficial godfathers of the current protest movement,” said Halo-8 founder and Occupy Comics organizer Matt Pizzolo in an e-mail to Wired.com. “It’s really amazing to see two creatives whose work was inspiring to street protesters join a creative project that is inspired by the street protesters. It’s a pretty virtuous cycle.”
Occupy Comics will take the form of single issues (both print and digital) and ultimately a hardcover volume. It is possible that these items will be available only to Kickstarter backers whose pledges entitle them to copies, so anyone interested in getting a copy of Occupy Comics should investigate their options at the project’s Kickstarter page.
For much more on Occupy Comics, check out ComicsAlliance’s in-depth interview with project organizer Matt Pizzolo.