Dave Gibbons


Dave Gibbons established himself in underground comics and fanzines in Britain before becoming a frequent contributor to the seminal 2000 AD, illustrating, Dan Dare and co-creating Rogue Trooper.

Since then, he 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. With writer Frank Miller he co-created Give Me Liberty and Martha Washington Goes to War.

Watchmen, his collaboration with writer Alan Moore, is the best-selling graphic novel ever published. It became a major motion picture in 2009 and was the basis of a multi-award-winning TV show in 2019.

He collaborated with Revolution Software, as Art Director, to create the cult classic adventure video game Beneath a Steel Sky, released in 1994.

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 franchise.

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

He renewed his relationship with Revolution Software, art directing Beyond a Steel Sky, released in 2020 as a pillar Apple Arcade title.

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