Underpants Over My Trousers leans heavily on Watchmen, possibly the most successful graphic novels of all time and certainly one of my favorites. So how happy was I when my good buddy Jason Santa Maria told me that his good buddy Chip Kidd was writing a book about Watchmen?
Late last spring I was approached by DC Comics on behalf of the artist Dave Gibbons to design a coffee table book of his preparatory artwork for the seminal 1986 comic book series Watchmen. [...]
Dave kept all sorts of interesting stuff that hasn’t been printed anywhere before—chiefly all his roughs for the page layouts, which are wonderfully loose and yet almost entirely un-deviated from on the final (extremely tight) art. [...]
This book drops at the end of this month (Oct ’08).
I’m as excited as a small boy who takes all his clothes off and paints his body blue.