Official Press Release
Thursday, October 30, from 5:00 to 7:00PM
Midtown Comics Times Square location
200 W. 40th Street, Corner 7th Avenue, NYCMidtown Comics in New York City is proud to announce a signing event with acclaimed comic book artist Dave Gibbons, to celebrate the release of his new retrospective work, Watching the Watchmen, from Titan Books.
In 1986, Mr. Gibbons collaborated with Alan Moore on the ground breaking 12 issue comic book mini-series Watchmen, now the #1 best-selling graphic novel, and the only one to appear on Time Magazine’s list of 100 Best English-Language Novels since 1923. In his own words, Mr. Gibbons created the Watchmen characters from "the descriptions that Alan had provided," to come up with "a classic superhero feel, but a little bit stranger... a sort of operatic look... an Egyptian kind of a look.”
Artistic stints on iconic characters like Superman, Green Lantern, and Judge Dredd, as well creating original work such as Give Me Liberty with co-creator Frank Miller, are among the great accomplishments on Mr. Gibbons’ brilliant resume. He has also ventured into the orignal graphic novel arena with his recent Vertigo book, The Originals.
The ultimate companion to a true masterpiece, Watching The Watchmen goes behind the scenes on the creation of the seminal work. Rare glimpses of early Watchmen sketches, character designs, portfolio art and much more will be revealed.
Watchmen is on a hot streak as it rockets toward a March 2009 major film release from Warner Bros. Pictures, the trailer for which set screens ablaze all summer long as audiences waited to see The Dark Knight.
Midtown Comics opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels and Manga, with its online store as well as two landmark NYC locationsÂ in Times Square and GrandÂ Central. More information available online at: http://www.midtowncomics.com