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November 28, 2011

The man behind the mask

Alan Moore has gotten used to the fact that some of his fictions "percolate out into the material world."

For example, a mask borrowed by Anonymous to take on a litigious cult is now found everywhere as protest fashion.

A sallow, smirking likeness of Guy Fawkes – created by Moore and the artist David Lloyd for their 1982 series V for Vendetta. It has a confused lineage, this mask: the plastic replica that thousands of demonstrators have been wearing is actually a bit of tie-in merchandise from the film version of V for Vendetta, a Joel Silver production made (quite badly) in 2006.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 28, 2011 08:44 AM