Comic book fans out there, listen up! Dave Gibbons, the artistic genius behind the “Watchmen series,” and pop culture expert Tim Pilcher collaborated to produce a new book that details how comics are made. Titled “How Comics Work,” Gibbons and Pilcher’s work will be released in September 2017.
What to expect from the comic book
Aspiring comic book artists will find a gem out of this upcoming comic book. This will be the perfect opportunity to get to know how Gibbons worked on his 3D modelling and computer colouring for “Give Me Liberty,” a comic book mini-series published in 1990. Gibbons shares how he prepares his work for print and online, as well as how he achieves effects like neon glows and flares.
“How Comics Work” also showcases Gibbon’s personal creative processes, including designing covers, lettering, scriptwriting, and page layouts.
In essence, the comic book is a compilation of Gibbon’s unpublished artworks that reflect his more than 40 years of experience in the comic book industry.
“How It’s Done” series
Gibbon also offers insider tips and tricks in his own words about his hand-drawn and digital design techniques. Known as one of the early adopters of computer design in comic book creation, Gibbons offers examples that are scanned from his original artwork and sketches.