Yes, This is Tech Support. Your Government is Doing What? Have You Tried Turning it Off and Back On Again? Ever since the film V For Vendetta, the Guy Fawkes mask has taken on a life of it\'s own. The following is NOT printed on this postcard: V for Vendetta is a graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated mostly by David Lloyd, set in a dystopian future United Kingdom imagined from the 1980s to about the 1990s. A mysterious masked revolutionary who calls himself \"V\" works to destroy the totalitarian government, profoundly affecting the people he encounters. Warner Bros. released a film adaptation of V for Vendetta in 2005.
Anonymous, an Internet-based group, has adopted the Guy Fawkes mask as their symbol (in reference to an Internet meme). Members wore such masks, for example, during Project Chanology's protests against the Church of Scientology in 2008. During the Occupy Wall Street and other ongoing Occupy protests, the mask appeared internationally, as a symbol of popular revolution. Artist David Lloyd stated: \"The Guy Fawkes mask has now become a common brand and a convenient placard to use in protest against tyranny – and I\'m happy with people using it, it seems quite unique, an icon of popular culture being used this way."