Gibbons broke into British Comics by working on horror and action titles for both DC Thomson and IPC. When 2000 AD was set up, Gibbons was brought in as an Art Director. He also drew one of the original strips in “Prog1”, Harlem Heroes, as well as the occasional Future Shock. After the first year he began illustrating Dan Dare, a cherished project for Gibbons who had been a fan of the original series.
He was also known, by sight but not by name, to readers of the short lived IPC title Tornado. Much as 2000 AD was "edited" by the alien Tharg, Tornado was "edited" by a superhero, Big E, who also worked on the magazine in his alter-ego, Percy Pilbeam. These characters appeared in photos within the comic, and both Big E and Pilbeam were portrayed by Gibbons for the entire 22 issue run of Tornado before it was subsumed into 2000 AD.
After leaving 2000AD, Gibbons became the lead artist on Doctor Who Weekly/Monthly, drawing the main comic strip for most of the issues from #1 until #69.
Gibbons was one of the British Comic talents identified by Len Wein in 1982 and was hired to draw Green Lantern for DC.
He is best known in the US for collaborating with Alan Moore on the 12-issue limited series Watchmen, now one of the best-selling graphic novels of all time. Moore’s meditation on superheroes in an unsuperheroic age was perfectly completed by Gibbon’s precise and detailed art, usually drawn in a regular nine-grid pattern.
Gibbons’ most recent complete work (2005) is a black and white graphic novel, The Originals, which he scripted as well as drew. Published by Vertigo, the work is set in the near future, but draws heavily on the imagery of the Mods and Rockers of the 1960s.
His current projects include the DC Comics six-issue limited series The Rann/Thanagar War (which ties into the recently released seven-issue Infinite Crisis limited series) and Green Lantern Corps: Recharge. Gibbons also provides the cover artwork for Albion, the Wildstorm six-issue limited series plotted by Alan Moore and written by his daughter Leah and her husband.
Date of Birth:
April 14th, 1949
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- 1988 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Writer/Artist: (Watchmen [DC] - with Alan Moore)
- 1995 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: (Martha Washington Goes to War (Dark Horse))
- 1998 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: (for exclusively his own work on Martha Washington Saves the World #1 [Dark Horse])
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