Gibbons is known to comic book fans as the award winning writer and illustrator who co-created The Watchmen comic book with Alan Moore. Some of the symbolic elements which Zack Snyder is working in to the film were created by Moore, while others were created by Gibbons.
In a post along the lines of the first part of his visit, Gibbons' waxes reflective on the experience of seeing his creations brought to life:
I watch footage of Rorschach pulling Nite Owl off a bloodied Knot Top; I flip through an issue of the Black Freighter; on a laptop, I see raw CGI blocking for the Vietnam sequence; I hold a smiley face pin splattered with what looks like real human bean juice; sitting in my own personal director's chair, I sign dozens of books and posters for cast and crew...
Finally, tired but happy, arms around my new buddies, costumed and otherwise, it's my turn to smile for the camera.
A month later, I'm smiling still.
Watchmen stars Patrick Wilson, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode, Stephen McHattie, Carla Gugino and Matt Frewer. Watchmen opens across America on March 6th, 2009.
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