Alan Moore — the world-renowned creator of comics like V for Vendetta and Watchmen — has scribed an essay for the upcoming release of an Occupy Comics anthology, displaying his continued support of the socio-political movement that shares the same name. Wired has published the contents of the aforementioned essay, in which Moore delves into the ancient origins of comics and cartoons, while stressing the medium's importance as a channel to express political opinions. Head to the source to read the essay in its entirety, and see how Egyptian hieroglyphics, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and visionary William Blake helped mold the future of the popular art form.