Monday, November 05, 2007

Remember, Remember

I almost forgot, but today is V For Vendetta Day!

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,

The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,

I know of no reason

Why Gunpowder Treason

Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
To blow up King and Parliament.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England's overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
V is such a great book, and was fantastically adapted into a movie! Great viewing with a powerful cast, each playing their role with joy and energy.

And on a related note, David Lloyd, artist on the original V For Vendetta comic will be coming to Cork to do a signing promoting his work, particularly Kickback, I believe. He'll be doing his signing in Other Realms, which is cool, because I work there! Yay! If you're in the area, call in and say hi! I'm sure he'll be happy to meet you, and there should be a fairly pleasant turn-out, as Cork isn't a huge Cork area, but V For Vendetta sells constantly. I can tell you from working there that we get in three copies every two weeks and they sell before the end of the first week on the shelves!

Why don't we get in more, so that there's always some on the shelf? If you know Realms and the management, then you know exactly why.

Update: David Lloyd will be in-store on the afternoon of Saturday, December 1st. As mentioned above, he will be signing copies of his newest Graphic Novel, Kickback, as well as his other works. While you are more than welcome to bring along your old, tattered copies of his work, Other Realms will also be getting in unusually large numbers of trades featuring his art. Please come along and show your support for a great artist who is kind enough to travel outside Dublin for signings!

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