Jun 23, 2011

20th Anniversary Watchmen tribute: the shipwreck

Art by Luca Rossi
This year marked the 25th anniversary of Watchmen. But... at the end of 2006 - in the occasion of its 20th anniversary - I edited "Watchmen 20 anni dopo", an Italian Watchmen tribute book which was basically a collection of 12 brand new essays by well known comics experts analyzing Moore & Gibbons masterpiece. The volume was published by Lavieri, a small Italian publisher, with all net profits donated to AIMA, the Italian Alzheimer organization.
The book also contained a 24 illustration gallery: above you can admire the shipwreck from "Tales of the Black_Freighter" drawn by Italian amazing artist LUCA ROSSI who is well known to the American comics readers for his art on Vertigo's House of Mistery series. Mr.Rossi gave his permission to show here the piece. Also he was really generous to provide some preliminary sketches that you can see below, for the very first time. 
Enjoy and...  many thanks to Mr.Rossi, of course
Art by Luca Rossi