Dave Gibbons -- the renowned comic book artist who collaborated with writer Alan Moore to craft DC Comics' original Watchmen graphic novel -- has offered his take on Angela Abar/Sister Night, the main character of HBO's fast-approaching Watchmen series. Played by Regina King, the character is a Tulsa police detective who becomes a masked vigilante.
A video showing the process of Gibbons creating this new piece was shared to the official Watchmen Twitter account. "I'm Dave Gibbons," he introduces himself. I'm a comic book writer and artist. I drew all the pictures of Watchmen.
Gibbons is seen drawing on-screen while he offers those watching some insight into his and Moore's creative process when working on the original comic. "We tried to tell the story very much focusing on people's behavior," Gibbons shares. "The job of the comic book artist is you make the words come alive. The thing that Watchmen is renowned for is that kind of intimacy."
As the drawing begins to take its final form, Gibbons explains why it was this character that caught his eye. "In the TV series, the one who really speaks to me is Sister Night," he says. "She's a wonderful character. And a great costume. It's go such nice flowing lines and nice areas of solid black. The telling little details, like the sheriff's badge and the crucifix. She was the character that I felt most drawn to draw."
Before long, viewers can see Gibbons' depiction of Sister Night in her dark cloak in all its glory. "One of the beauties of doing comics is when you're creating a whole world, if I want it to look this way, that's the way it looks and nobody can argue with me," Gibbons says as he signs his work and the video comes to a close.
Developed by Damon Lindelof, HBO's Watchmen stars Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tom Mison, James Wolk, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith and Adelynn Spoon. The series premieres Oct. 20.