It's Tuesday! Yay! (it's the little things). Hey, just wanted to take a minute to wish Comic Book Artist Dave Gibbons a Happy Birthday, April 14th, That's today!
You probably know that "Dave Gibbons has worked in comics since 1973. Cutting his teeth on undergrounds and fanzines, he became a frequent contributor to Britain’s 2000AD, illustrating HARLEM HEROES, 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, PREDATOR, ALIENS, the Hugo Award-winning WATCHMEN with writer Alan Moore, GIVE ME LIBERTY and MARTHA WASHINGTON GOES TO WAR with Frank Miller. His semi-autobiographical THE ORIGINALS won an Eisner Award in 2005. He is currently working on THE SECRET SERVICE, written by Mark Millar"-thanks Madefire.
I had the chance a few years ago to make a trip to England to speak at a photo convention, and while there, managed to track down Dave and make this portrait of him in his studio for "The Artist Within: Book 2", we had a lovely day, and even had time for a nice lunch at a local pub. Have a look!
Happy Birthday Dave!
You can see more Artists portraits from the project here: https://sampselprestonphotography.com/the-artist-within-books-1-and-2
and if you don't have copies of the first two books, you should be able to pick those up here: https://www.sideshow.com/collectibles/the-artist-within-sampsel-preston-photography-905387?fbclid=IwAR0d0OFc1qbsRO-ktKlUPqxPZnb8hTY_VaUa1vVXYH9XTlPDnasysMn8Xzs
art © Dave Gibbons