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Dave Gibbons
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Artist
    (April 14, 1949- )
    Born in London, United Kingdom
    Comic book artist and writer
    Best known for collaborating with Alan Moore on the 'Watchman' graphic novel (1987)
    Also illustrated issues of 2000 AD, Dan Dare, Doctor Who Weekly, Green Lantern, and DC Challenge
    Wrote 'The World's Finest' series, the first Batman-Predator crossover, and issues of Captain America and Green Lantern Corps
    He noted about his first comic book job, as a letterer, 'It was so badly done that they [the people who had hired him] nearly got the sack and were told never to hire me again.'
    His lettering style was used as a reference when Vincent Connare created the Comic Sans font.
    He was overshadowed by Moore in their collaborations.
    His style evolved from his admiration for early Mad magazine artists like Will Elder and Wally Wood.
    In drawing 'Watchman,' he inserted background details that Moore admitted he did not notice until 'the sixth or seventh read.'
    He said about working with Moore, 'There's quite a lot of overlap in that he's a very picture-oriented writer and I'm a very story-oriented artist,'
    He was chosen by Comics Literary Awareness as the first 'Comics Laureate' to serve as 'an ambassador for comic books and their potential to improve literacy.' (2019)

Credit: C. Fishel


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