Doctor Who comic book legend Dave Gibbons autobiography arrives next month

Dave Gibbons forthcoming autobiography, Conflabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography is almost here. One of Britain’s most celebrated comic book artists, Gibbons also has a strong associated with Doctor Who. He was the artist on the very first comic strip in Doctor Who Weekly (now Doctor Who Magazine) with his fantastic work on The Iron Legion helping launch the magazine into a national institution.

He would go on to draw some of the most iconic adventures for the Fourth and Fifth Doctors. These included Tides of Time, which is often cited as one of the all time great Who comics. Gibbons’ The Star Beast is even set to be adapted for television, with his creation Beep the Meep featuring in the Series Fourteen trailer. Most recently he returned for Doctor Who Magazine 500 to draw some of the pages for the celebratory The Stockbridge Showdown.

Of course, Dave Gibbons has also worked on some of the seminal comic books of the last fifty years. For 2000ad he co-created one of their most iconic characters, the Genetic Infantryman known as Rogue Trooper. In America his work includes Give Me Liberty with Frank Miller and its sequels starring Martha Washington. But perhaps most famous as all is his collaboration with Alan Moore, Watchmen: the 12 issue series that would change the face of comics forever.


Conflabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography by Dave Gibbons (c) Dark Horse Books Doctor Who Magazine Watchmen
Conflabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography by Dave Gibbons (c) Dark Horse Books

Conflabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography

A comprehensive, in-depth, and personal journey through the eyes of one of the world’s most famous comics creators!

Presented as alphabetically chaptered memoirs, these extensive anecdotes cover a legendary life in comics, from working on Doctor Who and meeting Tom Baker to being inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame.

Gibbons also discusses, for the first time anywhere, the reasons why he and fellow Watchmen co-creator Alan Moore no longer speak. Packed with over 300 iconic, rarely seen, and unpublished art pieces and photographs.

Confabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography not only entertains, but peels back the layers of a fascinating career in comics. Rarely seen and unpublished art and photographs from Dave Gibbons!

Conflabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography is out on the 15th of February, but you can pre-order now from all good retailers. You can also order autographed copies from Forbidden Planet which will be arriving on the 15th of March.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.