Watching the Watchmen : The Definitive Companion to the Ultimate Graphic Novel, Hardback

Watching the Watchmen : The Definitive Companion to the Ultimate Graphic Novel Hardback

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Acclaimed as one of "Time Magazine's" 100 Best Novels, "Watchmen" is widely considered to be the greatest graphic novel of all time. "In Watching The Watchmen", artist Dave Gibbons gives his own account of the genesis of "Watchmen", opening his archives to reveal excised pages, early versions of the script original character designs, page thumbnails, sketches and much more, including posters covers and rare portfolio art.Featuring the breathtaking design of Chip Kidd and Mike Essl, "Watching The Watchmen" is both a major art book in its own right, and the definitive companion to the graphic novel that changed an industry.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages, b/w & colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
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  • Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 9781848560413



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An interesting coffee table book about the creative process behind the Watchmen comics. There are notes about the production process as well as preliminary sketches of the entire graphic novel. Gibbons seems a positive person, and he does not dwell on the negative side of working with D. C. Comics on this title. He has only praise for Alan Moore and the other members of his creative team. The book is large but is mostly filled with wordless sketch artwork. Of interest to Watchmen fans, comics historians and those interested in comics publication process. I guess I'm a little bit of all three.

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