The Eye Behind the “Watchmen” Comes to SF

Illustrator for graphic novel series to speak at Apple store

Hollywood is coming to San Francisco Tuesday evening in the form of a comic book.

The graphic genius, Dave Gibbons, behind the new movie "Watchmen" will speak about his famed comic book series that the movie is based on.

"Watchmen" was originally a 12 issue comic book series put out by DC Comics in the late 1980s. The story takes place in an alternate world where the United States is edging closer to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. In this graphic world, mask wearing, panty stretching, costumed vigilantes have been outlawed.

But after the murder of a superhero sponsored by the government, several superheros are forced out of retirement to investigate the murder and eventually to prevent a plot by one of their own to kill millions of innocent people in a nuclear war.

Gibbons, who illustrated the original comic books, will speak at the Apple Store, 1 Stockton St. in San Francisco, at 7 p.m.

The movie, directed by Zack Snyder of "300" fame, will be released in theaters on March 6. Gibbons appearance comes the week of the WonderCon comic convention at the Moscone Center, which is the second largest comic convention on the West Coast.

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