Remember, remember

The Guardian’s front page yesterday showed an Occupy protester wearing the mask that has become to current activists what Che’s face was to their parents’ generation, but missed a trick by calling it a mere Guy Fawkes mask. The crucial context – the one that shifts 100,000 masks a year and makes it the go-to emblem of anonymity and dissent – is Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s 1980s graphic novel V for Vendetta (or rather the 2006 film based on it). Here’s a nice Comics Alliance interview with David Lloyd about the politics of V and the ubiquity of the mask the artist designed.