Watching the Watchmen

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Watching the Watchmen

By Dave Gibbons; Chip Kidd; Mike Essl

Titan Books (UK), Hardcover, 9781848560413, 265pp.

Publication Date: October 21, 2008

Description
Enjoy the ultimate companion to a comics masterpiece, as award-winning artist Dave Gibbons gives his own account of the genesis of "WATCHMEN" in this dust-jacketed hardback volume, opening his vast personal archives to reveal never-published pages, 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.
Voted among "Time" magazine's 100 Best Novels from 1923 to the present, a perennial bestseller over the past twenty years and widely considered the greatest graphic novel of all time, "WATCHMEN" is a gripping, labyrinthine piece of comic art, which has earned an acclaimed place in modern literary history.
"I've had a great time, re-visiting the very beginnings of "Watchmen" and unearthing material I haven't set eyes on for many years. As a fan myself, this is the kind of stuff I eat up and I'm sure the many devotees of the graphic novel will do the same " says Gibbons.
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About the Author
Dave Gibbons is the founding pastor of NewSong Church, a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-continental, multi-site church in inner-city Los Angeles, North Orange County, Irvine, and Bangkok. Future NewSong sites include Mexico City, London, New York City, and Seoul. An in-demand speaker and strategic consultant around the world, Dave is founder and CEO of Xealot, a nonprofit venture focused on transforming marginalized communities globally through strategic leadership development and special projects.

Chip Kidd is a designer/writer in New York City. His book cover designs for Alfred A. Knopf, where he has worked nonstop since 1986, have helped create a revolution in the art of American book packaging. He is the recipient of the National Design Award for Communications, as well as the Use of Photography in Design award from the International Center of Photography. Kidd has published two novels, "The Cheese Monkeys" and "The Learners", and is also the author of "Batman: Death By Design" and the coauthor and designer of "True Prep", the sequel to the beloved "Official Preppy Handbook". His 2012 TED Talk has been viewed 1.2 million times and is cited as one of the funniest of the year. He is most recently the author of the bestselling GO: A Kidd s Guide To Graphic Design".