People unacquainted with graphic novels, including journalists, tend to think of Watchmen as a book by Alan Moore that happens to have some illustrations. And that does a disservice to the entire form.

— Dave Gibbons

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I came to think that nobody from England could draw American comic books, because they were clearly all done by this sort of Mafia, all these guys with Italian and Irish names who had the whole thing sewn up. It was actually seeing a comic book drawn by Barry Smith, who was about my age, and English.

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Comics is all about making it believable and helping people to get completely lost in a fictional world.

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The original series of Watchmen is the complete story that Alan Moore and I wanted to tell. However, I appreciate DC's reasons for this initiative and the wish of the artists and writers involved to pay tribute to our work. May these new additions have the success they desire.

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There's a thing with genre movies and science fiction movies that number two is the charmed; two seems to be the best. I loved 'Terminator 2.'

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I'm known for being very enthusiastic about using technology.

A lot of the attraction is the way that it streamlines the process and takes a lot of the drudgery out of it.

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I think with something like Watchmen you can genuinely call that a graphic novel because it has the weight and the intent of a proper novel and it also is the complete story.

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Comics are a particularly esoteric field where you really learn how to do it, by doing it or by learning from other practitioners.

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If you're using a computer as an artist and expressing your personal vision, I think your personal vision comes through.

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With the new game I'm going to be involved from the ground up.

I have had story input and the whole thing will have my imprint on it. Even if I don't hands-on do every bit of artwork, I certainly will direct the look of the whole thing.

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I always start drawing any job by planning out to some degree the locales and trying to nail the characters. If they're existing characters, I'll draw them several times on rough paper just to get a feeling for them. The ideal when you're drawing a comic is to have everything in your head, not to have to refer to notes.

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I generally like very visually striking films.

I love a lot of Stanley Kubrick's films. I would have to say 'Dr. Strangelove', which of course has got resonance in 'Watchmen'. It's a favorite movie of mine.

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In God’s economy, vision should move from the fringes to the middle.

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About Dave Gibbons

Quotes 17 sayings
Profession Comic Book Writer
Birthday April 14, 1949

If you want to draw comics, you really have to love to draw, as you will be spending many hours sitting down with a pencil or pen in your hand.

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I really like it when you can step outside of what's come before and find a surprise for the reader and find a surprise for yourself.

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I don't think schooling of any sort really prepares you for real life.

I don't know if art school would have prepared me to draw comics. Half of the people I know in comics went to art school, half of them didn't. Some of them went and dropped out.

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Every bit as visceral and hypnotic as its award-winning predecessor, On the Ropes is a tour-de-force of fluid, yet detailed storytelling.

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