You just knew I couldn’t resist creating at least one Watchmen strip!
Admittedly this one was inspired by the Ctrl-Alt-Del tradition of having the strip’s main characters dress up for the release of movies with lots of geek appeal (click here and here for Tim’s 2 recent Watchmen “dress up” strips).
It was really fun drawing the characters in Watchmen garb, and it was surprisingly easy to match them up to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s superheroes. There’s arrogant Dorian as Ozymandias, the brutish Ex-Bok (returning to the strip after 18 months) as Rorschach, femme Erin as Silk Spectre II (I wish I could pull off that outfit!) and… er… well-hung Todd, who always takes things a tad too far, as Dr Manhattan.
Out of interest, Scott Kurtz at PVP has just run an incredibly clever 5-part Watchmen spoof series that kicks off here and ends here. Basically the Watchmen heroes are played by all the greats of syndicated newspaper comics, like Jon Arbuckle (from Garfield), Dagwood, Cathy, Dilbert, Charlie Brown and Popeye. Definitely one to check out, especially if you grew up with old school “funnies” like I did, and retain a nostalgic affection for them, like I do.