Saturday, 7 March 2009
WHO'S WATCHING THE WATCHMEN?....ME
Watchmen the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons is my all time fav book ,when it first came out as a 12 issue series in '86 i was 21yrs old and i was working in a marketing and advertising agency as a in house illustrator/ dogs body and coffee boy dreaming of being a pro comic artist ,every mouth my brother let me read his comics and i got hooked by the story and amazing craftmanship by both Moore and Gibbons .
watchmen is a very special masterpiece of comic strip art, its never been bettered.
Dave Gibbons has always been one of my all time fav artists since i first saw his work in issue 1 of 2000a.d, Dave has also kept me going over the years with his encouragement about my work.
i saw the Watchmen movie last night by Zack Snyder and i loved it and im looking forward to buying the special edition dvd when it comes out ,i think he's done a great job with the movie, the cast where great. also im glad the film was not watered down .
i feel it was a great homage to the graphic novel.
i hope it does well at the box office and that it encourages people who have never read a graphic novel to pick up a copy of the watchmen and enjoy it .