Confabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography by Dave Gibbons Hardcover by Dave Gibbons (Author, Illustrator)

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Confabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography by Dave Gibbons Hardcover by Dave Gibbons (Author, Illustrator)

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dark Horse Books (March 14 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1506729053
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9781506729053
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 567 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 23.67 x 2.72 x 31.24 cm

This comprehensive, in-depth, and personal journey through the eyes of one of the world’s most famous comics creators, Dave Gibbons, spans his earliest years copying Superman and Batman comics as a kid, to co-creating the bestselling graphic novel of all-time, Watchmen, and beyond.

Presented alphabetically, with informally written anecdotes that can be read from cover-to-cover or simply dipped into, Gibbons reveals unseen comics’ pitches, life as the first Comics Laureate, and going from being a fanzine artist to infiltrating DC Comics in the 1970s. The book covers everything from working on Doctor Who and meeting Tom Baker to being inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame. Gibbons also discusses, for the first time anywhere, the reasons why he and fellow Watchmen co-creator Alan Moore no longer speak. Packed with over 300 iconic, rarely seen, and unpublished art pieces and photographs, Confabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography not only entertains, but peels back the layers of a fascinating career in comics.

About Author

Dave Gibbons has drawn and written for most comics publishers on both sides of the Atlantic. His work has encompassed DR WHO, SUPERMAN, BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, DR STRANGE, THE HULK, PREDATOR, and ALIENS.

WATCHMEN, his collaboration with writer Alan Moore, is the best-selling graphic novel ever published and became a major motion picture.

His autobiographical graphic novel THE ORIGINALS won an Eisner Award in 2005. His recent work has included KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, with Mark Millar, now also a major motion picture. He co-created GIVE ME LIBERTY and MARTHA WASHINGTON GOES TO WAR with writer Frank Miller.

He was appointed “Comics Laureate” of the UK in 2014, with the brief to develop the use of comics in education. The University of Dundee awarded him an Honorary Doctorate in Comic Arts in 2015.

Author Residence: Hertsfordshire, UK

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