As I’m writing a proposal for Union Jack I’m thinking a lot about the symbolism of our national flag. The UJ costume is essentially the flag pasted onto a skintight suit (with requisite utility belt and mask). One of the characters I want to introduce is a black guy who shall represent the English part of the nation, he’ll probably end up with a St. George cross on a black background for his costume, or he might get to wear the UJ suit so he can do the “This Union Jack is all black!” line.
Nigel Turner, of the Reflag campaign, has redesigned the Union Jack flag so that there is some black in it.
via Die Puny Humans (Warren Ellis has been a busy bunny today.)