Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher signing How Comics Work
Join Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher signing HOW COMICS WORK at the Forbidden Planet Newcastle Megastore on Thursday 21st September from 6 – 7pm.
Learn scriptwriting, page layouts, lettering, cover designs, and more, alongside scan’s of Dave’s original art and rarely seen workings to illustrate his personal creative processes. How Comics Work is your chance to gain insight to Dave Gibbons’ s work, from his computer colouring and 3D modelling with Angus McKie on Give Me Liberty, to his work on The Originals using digital greytones. You’ll learn how he layers text for editing, creates effects such as flares and neon glows, and prepares artwork for print and online.
Dave Gibbons is one of the most famous comic creators working today, with over 40 years’ experience. He is most famous for his collaborations with Alan Moore, including Watchmen, and was named Britain’s first Comics Laureate. All of the examples are scanned from original artwork, sketches, and preparatory designs, many of which have never been published before.
Tim Pilcher is a pop culture expert who has worked in and around the comics industry for over 20 years. Tim initially started as an assistant editor at DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint and he has written comics for the BBC, DeAgostini, Weldon Owen, and the Young Telegraph. Tim has written over 16 books on comics and has lectured at UCL, Dublin Trinity College, The Imperial War Museum, and The British Library. He is the UK liaison for international graphic novel publisher, Humanoids. Tim lives in Brighton, England.