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Dave Gibbons (1)

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Dave Gibbons, born April 14th in 1949, has been playing a major role in the world of comics for over 30 years now. He began his comics career in 1973, when he started to contribute to the magazine 2000. Since then he has drawn and written for all the major publishers in North America and his home country Great Britain. His work has been and still is published all over the world. He has depicted the adventures of SUPERMAN, BATMAN, DR WHO, DAN DARE and GREEN LANTERN, amongst many many others.He co-created the long running ROGUE TROOPER for 2000 A.D., where he also worked on HARLEM HEROES In 1982, he began drawing the 'Green Lantern' series for a memorable run. Real big success came when he collaborated with Alan Moore on the famous'WATCHMEN' for D.C. comics in 1986/87, for which he got an Hugo award. Among his many, many other works are the continuing, award-winning saga of MARTHA WASHINGTON, with Frank Miller, writing 'BATMAN VERSUS PREDATOR', illustrated by Andy Kubert, and 'WORLD'S FINEST' featuring Superman and Batman, illustrated by Steve Rude and collaborated with Stan Lee on DC's JUST IMAGINE series with GREEN LANTERN. Recently he released his on graphic novel THE ORIGINALS, wrote the GREEN LANTERN CORPS relaunch and provided covers to ACTION COMICS. He has also done work with electronic media designing the world and characters used in the game 'BENEATH A STEEL SKY'. With Watchmen coming out as a major motion-picture from director Zack Snyder ("300") with designs tightly based on Dave's work in the comic, Dave has a book called "WATCHING THE WATCHMEN" coming out (detailing the origin of the comic, including script pages, breakdowns, early designs and lots more).

His contributions to comics are just too numerous to mention them all here, go look at the checklist to find out about all of his work. He currently lives in Britain with his wife and son and you can see him frequently at conventions there.

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