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Books from the Syllabus
“Everybody is special. Everybody. Everybody is a hero, a lover, a fool, a villain. Everybody. Everybody has their story to tell.” - Alan Moore, V for Vendetta
Interview with Craig Thompson
Alan Moore Discusses V for Vendetta and Watchmen
Interview with Art Spiegelman
Quotes from the Novels
“There's a notion I'd like to see buried: the ordinary person. Ridiculous. There is no ordinary person.”
- Alan Moore, Watchmen
“I cannot forget it…ever since Hitler I don’t like to throw out even a crumb” (238).
- Art Spiegelman, The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale
"Even a mistake is better than nothing."
- Craig Thompson, Blankets
“People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.”
- Alan Moore, V for Vendetta
Facts about the Authors
Craig Thompson's father was a plumber, and his mother alternated between working as a stay-at-home mom and a visiting-nurse assistant for the disabled. Media such as films and televisions shows were screened or altogether censored by their parents, and the only music allowed was Christian music.
Brian K. Vaughan was a writer, story editor and producer of the television series Lost during seasons three through five.
Alan Oswald Moore led a marred childhood growing up in poverty and a neighborhood lacking basic facilities. His father, Ernest Moore, was a brewery worker and mother, Sylvia Doreen, a printer.
Having rejected his parents’ aspirations for him to become a dentist, Art Spiegelman studied cartooning in high school and began drawing professionally at age 16. In 1992, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his masterful Holocaust narrative, Maus.