The Art of Watchmen: March 6 - May 2, 2009[ENGLISH] The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art says: « The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA proudly presents The Art of Watchmen. This exhibition looks at the many incarnations of the Watchmen universe: from Dave Gibbons’ original character designs sketches, to the art from the acclaimed graphic novel to the stills from the highly anticipated film by Zack Snyder. The Art of Watchmen is curated by Peter Sanderson and Ellen S. Abramowitz.

The Art of Watchmen: March 6 - May 2, 2009On view will be photographs by Clay Enos of the Watchmen movie cast, Watchmen-related photos from director Zack Snyder’s « war-room » and original artwork from the graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons.The Art of Watchmen explores the way in which the comics and cinema versions each combine fiction with reality to create an alternative universe that provides incisive commentary on our contemporary times. The exhibition will focus on visual iconography from Watchmen, primarily the main characters:  The Comedian, Dr. Manhattan, Nite Owl, Ozymandias, Silk Spectre, and Rorschach.  We will show how each character evolved, through artist Dave Gibbons’ concept sketches to their depiction in the comics culminating in their incarnations on screen.

The Art of Watchmen is sponsored by Warner Bros. Additional support for MoCCA comes from the Ann and Will Eisner Family Foundation, and the members of MoCCA. Special thanks to Reed Exhibitions, Titan Books and Wizard Universe. »

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