Exclusive: David Lloyd’s Ballsy Occupy Comics Cover

AS OCCUPY WALL Street’s populist uprising enters its second year Monday, V for Vendetta artist David Lloyd gifts Occupy Comics‘ second issue with a ballsy cover that brings new meaning to the phrase “bulls on parade.”

Take a look at Wired’s sneak peek at the cover image above, and you’ll probably catch our drift. The image comes courtesy of Lloyd, whose art merged with Alan Moore‘s lasting narrative of politics and panopticons in V for Vendetta and turned the now-ubiquitous Guy Fawkes mask into an icon of social revolution.

“It’s a perfect image to capture Round Two of Occupy,” said editor Matt Pizzolo, who’s releasing Occupy Comics: Art and Stories Inspired by Comics with Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz and 30 Days of Night‘s Steve Niles through their recently launched indie publishing house, Black Mask Studios.

“While the first issue took a very intellectual approach to the movement, these stories strike at the emotional and spiritual heart of the movement,” Pizzolo added. “The timing is perfect, because as year two begins there is a lot of soul searching about what the movement means and how it can evolve.”