Watchmen illustrator at St Albans library

A COMIC book illustrator who worked on the acclaimed graphic novel Watchmen which was released as a film this month is coming to St Albans to talk about it. Artist Dave Gibbons will be at St Albans library on April 8 to talk about Alan Moore s novel which

A COMIC book illustrator who worked on the acclaimed graphic novel Watchmen which was released as a film this month is coming to St Albans to talk about it.

Artist Dave Gibbons will be at St Albans library on April 8 to talk about Alan Moore's novel which follows the fate of retired superheroes in 1980s' America.

Watchmen, which originated as a 12-part comic book series published by DC Comics in the mid 1980s, is set in an alternative history version of the 1980s where America is on the verge of nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Costumed superheroes who had helped the US win the war in Vietnam, have become unpopular with the public and are now in retirement or working for the government. The story centres on an investigation into the murder of one of the superheroes and a bid to prevent the nuclear war.

It has subsequently been reprinted in a collected graphic novel format and the film, which is currently showing at cinemas nationwide, stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Matthew Goode.

The event starts at 7.45pm and tickets, which cost �3, are obtainable from the library, or can be reserved via the library's inquiry line on 01438 737333.