“It feels like a character I created 30 years ago has somehow escaped the realm of fiction” – Alan Moore.
Adopted by the Occupy movement, the mask “a sallow, smirking likeness of Guy Fawkes” is the seminal image from Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s masterpiece V for Vendetta.
Given that the movement is an international one against social and economic inequality, it is somewhat unsurprising that Alan Moore’s debut single, in support of it and Anonymous, has been posted on YouTube, along with countless videos of cats.
The Decline of English Murder is rather gloomy to say the least; half-singing, half-speaking Moore is backed by Joe Brown.
Moore’s support is in stark contrast to another wizen of comics, Frank Miller, who last year called the movement “a pack of louts, thieves and rapists”.
A forthcoming album by the movement’s label is set to feature the likes of Billy Bragg and Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine).