Source: 'His Heavy Heart' Kickstarter page

Alan Moore, Creator on ‘V For Vendetta’ on Crowdfunding

on Wednesday, Jul. 17th

The thing about great writers is this: they have keen minds. Like sponges.

Reading an Alan Moore (V for Vendetta, Watchmen) interview can be like experiencing a kind of intellectual osmosis. I'm happy to say that's exactly what I experienced while reading this Salon interview with the author by Scott Till.

The reason for the interview is that Moore had a Kickstarter project running for the final film in a cycle of shorts, that will lead to a DVD. That project successfully closed today, but it's Moore's thoughts on crowdfunding that are my excuse for linking the article.

While the revolution will be certainly televised, it strikes me that there is a strong possibility that the revolution will also be crowd-funded. If Kickstarter and other enterprises are giving projects like Occupy Comics a chance, then it does suggest there are imaginative ideas out there with incredible use and application across the board. Not just in the arts, but in the sciences as well. It’s an exciting concept, and I look forward to seeing what emerges from it.

I use the word "excuse" advisedly: the interview covers a wide variety of topics, from the NSA's spying and security cams to the seminal documentary The Power of Nightmares, to why we're up to our brains in zombie stories.

Settle in and read it already.

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