Dave Gibbons was a building surveyor until he began drawing British comics in the 1970s. Marvel Comics never got back to him about a job with them, so he continued to do independent work until DC Comics asked him to draw Green Lantern for them.

After Green Lantern, he went on to draw what many believe to be the finest graphic novel ever: "The Watchmen". The amount of detail in each panel of this 200+ page book is absurd, even going so far as to be symmetrical (both visually and thematically) for the chapter about Rorschach entitled "Fearful Symmetry".

Since then he has worked with Frank Miller and Steve Rude, working both as a writer and an artist, and narrowly missed a chance to work with Stan Lee on a Captain America title.

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