Comics: Dave Gibbons Dismisses Before Watchmen as ‘Not Canon’

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the creators of Watchmen is saying negative things about the entire prequel line, but it’s not who you think. Alan Moore is very well known for his blanket policy of not supporting anything related to his work that he doesn’t touch, but this time it was artist Dave Gibbons who was naysaying. In an interview at the Gamecity Nottingham Festival, his work with the Watchmen video game was brought up and that lead to a very interesting conversation. Here’s an excerpt:

I didn’t have a lot of input in it. To me anything to do with the movies – as far as I’m concerned, what Alan and I did was the Watchmen graphic novel and a couple of illustrations that came out at the same time. Everything else – the movie, the game, the (laughes) prequels – are really not canon. They’re subsidiary. They’re not really Watchmen. They’re just something different.
 
You can watch the video of the interview below and hear other interesting stories about the creation of Watchmen. His discussion of Watchmen starts at about the 1:07 mark.