Channel 4 has managed a video of Alan Moore walking around town and chatting with some Occupy protesters in V for Vendetta masks, who tell him his work was an inspiration for their actions. And what does he think?
“I’m amazed, very impressed and I’m rather touched. I think this is the best organized and most forward thinking protest that I have ever had experience of.”
The video is great if only for the scenes of the magisterial Moore striding about a graveyard with his walking stick. Moore amiably chats about the need for protest, and how his work might have influenced the protesters. And the package includes one of the BEST comics interview effects we’ve seen — a plug-in, posterized panel of Moore talking inserted into a background of one of his comics. Great but now that it’s been done, no one else can use it.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.