Comic book legend Dave Gibbons in exclusive interview with MaltaToday

On this Sunday’s edition of MaltaToday, we speak to veteran British comic book artist Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) ahead of his visit to Malta Comic Con, taking place at St James Cavalier, Valletta on December 8 and 9.

Dave Gibbons shot to fame with Watchmen, and has remained an in-demand comic book artist in the US and UK ever since.
Dave Gibbons shot to fame with Watchmen, and has remained an in-demand comic book artist in the US and UK ever since.

One of the most enduringly in-demand comic book artists working in the field today, Dave Gibbons - best known for his groundbreaking collaboration with Alan Moore on the cult-classic mini-series Watchmen - will be a guest at this year's edition of Malta Comic Con at St James Cavalier.

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In an exclusive interview out with this Sunday's edition of MaltaToday, he speaks us about being catapulted to sudden fame after Watchmen, his origins at the perennial British comics anthology 2000AD, dabbling into digital comics, and what it takes to be a successful comic book artist.

"I'm looking forward to [the Malta Comic Con] very much. I agreed to come because I've already been on holiday to Malta a couple of times and I like it very much - I like the country, the culture, the people. I'm expecting it to have a nice, intimate vibe," Gibbons said.

Speaking about Watchmen - which was also made into a big budget Hollywood film in 2009 - Gibbons said that he doesn't mind being associated with the enduring piece of superhero revisionism he crafted together with fellow British comic book maestro Alan Moore.

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"It's certainly done me no harm - it has sold a lot over the years, and my connection with it has opened many doors for me.

"Speaking as a fan, however, I'm just really pleased that Alan and I managed to do something notable within the medium, and that we've created something many people have gotten such pleasure out of," Gibbons said.

Read the full interview in next Sunday's edition of MaltaToday.

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