From Supergirl story in Bizarro World by Maggie Estep and Dylan Horrocks, 2005.
Maggie Estep, 1963-2014

From Supergirl story in Bizarro World by Maggie Estep and Dylan Horrocks, 2005.

Maggie Estep, 1963-2014

Alan Moore’s script for last page of Batman: The Killing Joke, 1988.

Alan Moore’s script for last page of Batman: The Killing Joke, 1988.

Two-Face illustration by Gilbert Hernandez from The Comics Journal, 1979.

Two-Face illustration by Gilbert Hernandez from The Comics Journal, 1979.

Nostalgia

Nostalgia

Promotional flyer for Epicurus the Sage by William Messner-Loebs and Sam Kieth, 1989.

Promotional flyer for Epicurus the Sage by William Messner-Loebs and Sam Kieth, 1989.

Dave Gibbons: When DC said to us supposing we get some other people to continue WATCHMEN….

Fiona Jerome: How the hell do you continue it?

Alan Moore: We stopped them from doing it.

Gibbons: But what I’m trying to say is - I really believe that Alan and I doing it is intrinsic to its success.

Watchmen roundtable discussion with Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Martin Skidmore, Fiona Jerome, Steve Whitaker, and Peter Hogan in Fantasy Advertiser #100, March, 1988

From the audience: Do you actually own WATCHMEN?

Alan Moore: My understanding is that when WATCHMEN is finished and DC have not used the characters for a year, they’re ours.

Dave Gibbons: They pay us a substantial amount of money…

Moore: … to retain the rights. So basically they’re not ours, but if DC is working with the characters in our interests then they might as well be. On the other hand, if the characters have outlived their natural life span and DC doesn’t want to do anything with them, then after a year we’ve got them and we can do what we want with them, which I’m perfectly happy with.

Gibbons: What would be horrendous, and DC could legally do it, would be to have Rorschach crossing over with Batman or something like that, but I’ve got enough faith in them that I don’t think they’d do that. I think because of the unique team they couldn’t get anybody else to take it over to do WATCHMEN II or anything else like that, and we’ve certainly got no plans to do WATCHMEN II.

Watchmen panel, moderated by Neil Gaiman, at London’s UK Comic Art Convention, September 21, 1986 (as printed in The Comics Journal #116, July, 1987).
Postcard for gallery exhibition of artwork from Sandman: The Wake by Michael Zulli, 1995.

Postcard for gallery exhibition of artwork from Sandman: The Wake by Michael Zulli, 1995.

Rare art of the day: First sketch of Bilial, father of Etrigan the Demon, by Michael Zulli (done in preparation of the unpublished Swamp Thing #88), 1989.

Rare art of the day: First sketch of Bilial, father of Etrigan the Demon, by Michael Zulli (done in preparation of the unpublished Swamp Thing #88), 1989.

Rare art of the day: Tree of Life. Unpublished 1990 DC Comics/Piranha Press project by Elliot S. Maggin and Randy DuBurke.

Rare art of the day: Tree of Life. Unpublished 1990 DC Comics/Piranha Press project by Elliot S. Maggin and Randy DuBurke.

Rare art of the day: Promotional art for The Prisoner by Dean Motter, 1988.

Rare art of the day: Promotional art for The Prisoner by Dean Motter, 1988.

Rare art of the day: This Year’s Girl. Unpublished 1990 DC Comics/Piranha Press project by David Quinn and Brian Stelfreeze.

Rare art of the day: This Year’s Girl. Unpublished 1990 DC Comics/Piranha Press project by David Quinn and Brian Stelfreeze.