Our society's need for escapism has always interested me.
I've always been a liberal and I've always had strong socialist leanings.
The beginning of Book Three is the last one that I drew, where V's conducting the 1812 overture.
We spend more time developing means of escaping our troubles than we do solving the troubles we're trying to escape from.
You are not going to get peace with millions of armed men. The chariot of peace cannot advance over a road littered with cannon.
V is like a mythical situation. It's an allegory for what could happen. V has philosophies within it that actually warn against things like that happening.
I'm interested in how artists and writers do this, using art as therapy. Escaping into the worlds we create. We're all victims and few of us are truly free.
When we were talking about this, an idea for this master vigilante, it was an urban guerilla. One of my ideas was that he would be a member of the police force who turned on the government.
Alan is a great guy, a terrific guy. We haven't worked together since then, and he's always working with different artists. I think he sees different dimensions he can see from different guys.
Kickback is a police thriller which I wrote. I'm very proud of it. I did it in two parts for France because when I wrote it, there wasn't the audience demand for crime stuff that there is now.