Jul 22, 2011

20th Anniversary Watchmen tribute: Nite Owl I

Art by Werther Dell'Edera
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 with all net profits donated to AIMA, the Italian Alzheimer organization.
The book also contained a 24 illustration gallery: above you can admire the original Nite Owl drawn by Italian amazing artist WERTHER DELL'EDERA who is well known to the American comics readers for his art on several series published by Marvel, DC, Image and IDW. 
So enjoy and...  many thanks to Mr. Dell'Edera for his permission to show the illo here, of course!

For more info about Werther Dell'Edera visit his blog.


Jorge Tovalín González-Iturbe said...


I live in Mexico City. A week ago I had the opportunity to be on the Watchmen's 25th Anniversary conference at the Comic-Con.

It was great to see Gibbons, Wein and Higgins talking about Watchmen.

Here in Mexico I run an independent comic magazine. Our next issue will be dedicated to Alan Moore. I would like to show the mag to you :)

Sorry for my crappy english :S

smoky man said...

Hi thanks for the comment Jorge. Feel free to contact me.

federico said...

Great illustration.
Besides the awesome style, it really captures the mood of the characters and setting.

smoky man said...

Thanks for the comment, Federico. Werther is really a great artist!