Is Guy Fawkes Back?
After years of being swamped by bland colour-branded shopping-friendly Halloween, could Guy Fawkes night possibly be making a comeback?
The recent protests against the city bankers have seen a return of Guy Fawkes masks, but specifically, the masks sported by the villain/ hero of Alan Moore’s graphic novel ‘V For Vendetta’. Which is interesting, because David lloyd’s Guy Fawkes face is based on the traditional design of the papier mache masks that used to be on sale when I was a kid.
The next step would be to see the return of ‘Penny For The Guy’ – although I guess 20p would be the least you could get away with without being knifed for your mobile.