Why Comic Books Matter: V for Vendetta and the Occupy Movement
The Comic Book Studies series currently running on The Artist in American History has a brand new episode. “Why Comic Books Matter”, the fifth entry in the Comic Book Series, explores some of the reasons why comic books are deserving of academic study and attention. This episode takes a look at Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta and its links to the Occupy movement, Watchmen, also by Moore, and Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel Maus. Play the podcast in this window by click in the Play button in the media player at the bottom of this post.
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For more from The Artist in American History check out the recent film festival – classic films with new audio commentaries: Charlie Chaplin‘s The Immigrant; Superman Goes to War; The Birth of a Nation; and D.W. Griffith’s The Mended Lute.