ANIMALS is an upcoming comic series written by artist Allen Moore.
Taking place in the late 80’s, early 90’s, Animals circles around a community of children living in a morally, social and economically bankrupt township. Filled with a corrupt local government and crooked police and with no support system. The disempowered youth create a local support system in which the children take care of one another, stealing only to support one another, creating an equal community in which each child has a specific function, a moral and empathetic partition within a derelict system.
It is a struggle between the individual cogs versus the larger machine. In spite of racial and economical injustice, the children create a thriving and harmonious ecosystem.
In time of crisis and war, the children come together like the Ancient Greek Phalanx, to from a precise, focused prong of wrath and vengeance. They bear the mask of a raccoon, in honor of its cunning, clever and inconspicuous nature. The mask signifies the raccoon’s will to scavenge and survive, and it’s ferocious temperament when backed in a corner. The color red on the cover is a signifier for government, a rational and objective reference, an alternative, to a system that in its purest and most efficient form, could be a large part of the equation to the current social and economical condition.