May 28, 2013

Dr. Manhattan and Nite Owl by Franco Brambilla

Art by Franco Brambilla
In 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 plus some extras. The volume was published by Lavieri with all net profits donated to AIMA, the Italian Alzheimer organization. 
Acclaimed Italian sci-fi illustrator FRANCO BRAMBILLA contributed to the volume with an amazing back-cover illustration, in his classic 3D style, featuring... Dr. Manhattan, Nite Owl and his Owl ship!

The illustration has been posted on this blog with the author's permission.
For more info about the artist visit his site: here.

"I have always loved the Nite Owl ship and contributing to this tribute has the opportunity to realise it as a 3D model. I had a lot of fun researching the references in Gibbons's panels, and building a model as close as possible to the original ship.
I hope that my illustration, a bit dark and smoky, is able to convey the atmosphere of the original graphic novel, a genuine work of genius which still remains relevant nowadays." [Franco Brambilla]
Franco Brambilla at work.

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