B7 Media has announced at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Bowness-on-Windermere (30th September – 2nd October) that they are releasing an audiobook recording of legendary comic artist Dave Gibbons’ Confabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography.
The audiobook will be available exclusively to buy and download from audioteria.comin December 2023. It will be available on other audiobook platforms from Spring 2024.
A comprehensive, in-depth, and personal journey through the eyes of one of the world’s most famous comics creators, Confabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography spans Dave’s earliest years copying Superman and Batman comics as a kid, to co-creating one of the bestselling graphic novels of all-time, Watchmen, and beyond.
“Dave Gibbons’ incredible body of work in comics as both a writer and artist, makes him one of the most prominent and celebrated comic book creators working today,” says B7 Media’s creative director, Andrew Mark Sewell. “From his work on Doctor Who, Dan Dare and Green Lantern comic strips, to seminal graphic novels Watchmen, Martha Washington and the Eisner-award winning semi biographical The Originals, Dave’s comic books are essential reading. We’re utterly delighted that Dave has put his trust in B7 Media to record and publish the audiobook edition of his life story and let’s face it there’s only one voice that could record it – and that is Dave himself.”
As with the book, the audiobook will be presented alphabetically with informally written anecdotes, including exclusive new anecdotes, that can be listened to sequentially or simply dipped into. Gibbons reveals unseen comics pitches, life as the first Comics Laureate, adventures in advertising and album cover design, and his journey from fanzine artist to infiltrating DC Thomson in the 1970s.
This book covers everything from his work on Doctor Who and meeting Tom Baker, to his induction into the Eisner Hall of Fame. Gibbons also discusses, for the first time anywhere, the end of his relationship with fellow Watchmen co-creator Alan Moore.
Recorded in-house and produced by B7 Media’s Production Director, Helen Quigley, the extended Audiobook edition of Confabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography offers a candid and fascinating insight to Dave Gibbons’ life story in comics.
Dave Gibbons says of his first foray into recording an audiobook, “Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to be a comic artist. The idea of sitting on my own in a small room drawing exciting pictures and getting paid for it was all I aspired to… And now, in a further unforeseen development, I’m pleased to present the audiobook version of my autobiography, from B7 Media. With their expert help, I’ve recorded every word of the book plus a few extra entries not in the print version. Ironically enough, and with strange circularity, this has taken many hours sitting on my own in a small room! Hope you enjoy the results.”
Confabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography will be available exclusively to buy and download from www.Audioteria.com a new dedicated digital platform – whose aim is to promote, market and distribute via a global download and streaming (iOS or Android) app the very best of independently produced audio drama, enhanced audiobooks and audio theatre.
Confabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography by Dave Gibbons | Illustrated by Dave Gibbons | Compiled by Tim Pilcher | Published by Dark Horse Comics | Hardcover | ISBN 9781506729053 | is now available buy from your local comic book shop and bookstores.
ABOUT DAVE GIBBONS
Dave Gibbons established himself in underground comics and fanzines in Britain before becoming a frequent contributor to the seminal 2000AD, illustrating “Harlem Heroes”, “Dan Dare” and co-creating “Rogue Trooper”.
Since then, he has drawn and written for most comics publishers on both sides of the Atlantic. His work has encompassed Doctor Who, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Captain America, Doctor Strange, The Incredible Hulk, Predator and Aliens. With writer Frank Miller he co-created Give Me Liberty and Martha Washington Goes To War.
Watchmen, his collaboration with writer Alan Moore, is the best-selling graphic novel ever published. It became a major motion picture in 2009 and was the basis of a multi-award-winning TV show in 2019.
He collaborated with Revolution Software, as Art Director, to create the cult classic adventure video game Beneath a Steel Sky, released in 1994.
He was appointed Comics Laureate in 2014, with the brief to develop the use of comics in education and, in 2015, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Comic Arts from the University of Dundee.
He renewed his relationship with Revolution Software, art directing Beyond a Steel Sky, released in 2020 as a pillar Apple Arcade title.