Comics have seized center stage at the venerable British Library in London this summer in an exhibition celebrating the history of British comics and the work of British creators. Subtitled, 'Art and Anarchy in the UK', the Comics Unmasked exhibition places an emphasis on protest, outsider culture, and anti-authoritarian voices.
Curated by Adrian Edwards, Paul Gravett, and John Harris Dunning, Comics Unmasked draws heavily on the British Library's own collection to establish and define Britain's relationship to the comics art form -- stirring up nostalgia, scandal, and some surprising discoveries along the way. And Kieron Gillen's giant head.
Of all the movies that you would expect to be screened by China Central Television, the state-run broadcaster known for government censorship and propaganda, one that announces that "people should not be afraid of their governments; governments should be afraid of their people" wouldn't necessarily be high on anyone's list. And yet, last week, V For Vendetta was
Below you will find a live stream of Operation Vendetta, a demonstration whereby a reported 2,000 or so people gathered in London's Trafalgar Square this evening and proceeded to march on the Houses of Parliament. The event is an observance of the fifth of November, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, when the Britis
It's difficult to imagine a more validating image for members of the Occupy Wall Street movement than this piece by V For Vendetta co-creator David Lloyd, who's drawn his and Alan Moore's anarchist antihero -- whose rebellious visage has been adopted by the protesters -- squaring off against the mascot of economic aggressiveness, the "Charging Bull" statue by Arturo Di Modica that resides in Bowling Green Park in New York City. Fittingly, the illustration is the cover for issue #2 of the Occupy Comics
The recent trend of creator-owned digital anthology projects is well documented, and now another name can officially be added to the rapidly growing list. David Lloyd, co-creator and artist of V for Vendetta, is launching his own digital imprint, Aces Weekly.While i
With a $263 million domestic box office and a $152 million opening weekend, The Hunger Gamesis an undeniable hit. Even before Jennifer Lawrence brought Katniss Everdeen to life on the silver screen, Suzanne Collins' books were already the toast of the YA novel world, with kids and teens (and more than a few adults) lining up for the midnight release of Mockingjay. In some circles, its success has been m
As the co-author of V for Vendetta, the classic anarchist graphic novel whose anti-hero V's Guy Fawkes mask has become an indelible symbol of the Occupy protests that have manifested in cities around the world, it was only a matter of time before Alan Moore toured the scene for himself. Although the writer and his V collaborator David Lloyd had previously expre
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 Mo
"At the moment, the demonstrators seem to me to be making clearly moral moves, protesting against the ridiculous state that our banks and corporations and political leaders have brought us to," said Alan Moore in an interview with The Guardian. The popular comics wri
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