Years ago I used to draw comics professionally. I was published in comics, graphic novels and even a RPG. I was always into spiderman and Batman and when Dark Knight came out I was wetting my pants in anticipation of the movie.
In 1992 I was working for an independant comic guy, as an apprentice, doing all of the inking and layouts he didn’t want to do. I learned a ton that year.
One day he handed me a graphic novel called “watchmen”. He told me that if I wanted to learn how to do comics better then this was my instruction manual. I went home and read it….3 times.
In 1992 I was handed a book that would forever change how I saw my art, forever change my understanding of sequential illustration, and forever hold a place in my super geek heart.
The movie is out….Sadly I have to wait till sunday to watch it.
I have been waiting 17 years to see this film…. They better not screw it up!