(1) The original David Lloyd sketches for his and Alan Moore’s V For Vendetta, as printed in 1983’s Fantasy Express #4. (2) Lloyd’s tip of the hat to Jack Kirby’s Atlas-era Monster tales, from the UKCAC94 booklet.
David Lloyd cartoons of The Fantastic Four, Conan The Barbarian & a rather different version of the Swordsman, all of which accompanied 1976’s Transylvanian Brain Surgery #5 and its interview of Stan Lee and Neil Tennant.
"Fascist Britain 1997. Everyone knows you can’t beat the system … everyone but V." David Lloyd’s advert for the1988 V For Vendetta mini-series, which saw his and Alan Moore’s anarcho-heroic tale finally completed. I never imagined the series would inspire such uncomfortable thoughts here in the far-distant future of 2013, where the system often seems depressingly unbeatable …. (Advert from Speakeasy #86/7, 1988)
Flyer for a Summer 1982 comic mart in London, which, as you see, featured an amazing array of British comics talent. The flyer was tucked into a fanzine I bought last week. Though hardly an important example of memorabilia, of course, I can’t help but wonder how many of these throwaway handouts can possibly have survived? (And what can I possibly have been doing on Saturday June 5th 1982 that was more interesting than this, considering that I lived just 40 minutes away from Westminster at the time?)