Wednesday 23 March 2011

Just a Dream


Art by Dave Gibbons, Watchmen #7. March 1987

From the wide screen to the narrow dream sequence panel.  Gibbons image manages to conjure the surreality demanded of the script through the lack of grounding; the explosion hangs in the air having burst in from some distant vanishing point. It's a very lucid scene, defined by the white starkness of the background creating silhouetted skeletons and the juxtaposition of the loving embrace composed of long-dead bodies. And the narrowness of the image adds to idea that it's a half glimpsed nightmare. 


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