Saturday, March 21, 2009

Rorschach @ SDCC

Apparently Rorschach was a reporter on the scene for Newsarama at the 2008 SDCC, who knew? Read his journal entries of the event.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

What A True New Yorker Looks Like

Marcus Thiele (aka Marcus Parcus) created this panache of the New Yorker's own Eustace Tilley which ended up being one of the 12 winners of the magazine's second annual Your Eustace contest.

SOURCE: Comics A.M. | The comics Internet in two minutes (Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources)

Movie 'Men Mighty Muggs

As a customizable platform toy Mighty Muggs have caught on really fast. Probably because they enable customs like these four by Are-Jay which came out pretty good. Ozymandias and Nite Owl still to come

SOURCE: Watchmen: Update (Are-Jay Designs)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Be Honest, You've Never Read Watchmen

This hilarious video comes courtesy of Landline TV. Were there really that many people claiming to know Watchmen? I didn't really see this, I was actually surprised by the number of people I knew who had read it, never mentioned so until the movie was coming out, and didn't think it was that big of a deal. This is funny regardless.


SOURCE: Daily Diversion: WTF Is Watchmen (Film School Rejects)

In Depth Notes on EVERY Page of Watchmen

The Annotated Watchmen contains detailed annotation for every page and nearly every panel of Watchmen. An invaluable resource for anyone doing scholarly research concerning the book or just someone who has read the book a few times but wants to be absolutely sure they're not missing anything. A huge pat on the back goes out to Doug Atkinson and R.J White for steering and editing this truly enormous compendium of notes and information.

Rob Liefield's Watchmen 2

"This just in: Watchmen” creators Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons have just signed Rob Liefeld to write and illustrate the sequel to their all-time great graphic novel! I was able to obtain a sneak preview of the upcoming cover:

"I feel the extra costuming elements really add something to the characters; I know I look forward to seeing what’s in all those pouches, at least. And I got so tired of those Gibbons backgrounds, so full of detail and meaning. Give me good old-fashioned color gradients with lots of random lines hatching across it any day!

I also feel the change in writing duties bodes well, because who wants to spend all that time talking about history and relationships and blah blah blah? I say every page should be a splash page featuring The Watchmen jumping out of a helicopter in order to fight an opposing group of other super-powered characters, like maybe the zombie corpse of Moloch shooting laser beams from his undead eyes!!1!

This definitely is going to rock, I can’t wait to read it."

(All above text borrowed from source)

This was another fun hoax that probably caused at least one person to almost choke on a sandwich

SOURCE: Watchmen Sequel Announced (HeroMachine)

Qui Vigila Als Vigilants? (Graffito)

I don't know who did it but I like it. I wish I could see it in my city.

SOURCE: Watchmen Film Released - 3rd March 2009 (

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Pair of Watchnuts

A pair of unrelated Watchmen Peanuts mashups brought to my attention by Jimmy Aquino

The first is a drawing done by Jeff Parker for "Who Watches the Watchnuts" as featured in a 1989 issue of Comic Scene.

The second is a later illustration done by Evan Shaner who had no knowledge of the previous existing Jeff Parker parody.

SOURCE: Hurm, it's a mystery, Charlie Brown: Why are there two Watchmen/Peanuts mash-ups? (A Fistful of Soundtracks)

A Super Power You Didn't Know About (NSFW)

"In some parallel universe, Joel Schumacher made a Watchmen movie in the 90’s, and this is the video game tie-in. I think the animations were taken directly from the old Sega game Altered Beast, but I could be wrong." (from source)

I once read that it's okay to show Doctor Manhattan's dong in any situation because it's not really a penis, like the rest of his body, it's just his mental projection of a penis. By the way, the whole time you were reading that you were thinking about a giant blue penis.


SOURCE: Fighting Crime is Arousing (

Monday, March 16, 2009

Tenacious Watchmen

A hilarious rescripting of the scene in which Nite Owl snaps at Rorschach using dialogue from a Tenacious D sketch. Click the page to read embigened at the original source.

SOURCE: Last Week, Rorschach Left The Band...(4th Letter)

Custom 3" Dunny Set

How can one not excuse these customs being of the film watchmen rather than the book while giggling at a Bubastis that looks like garfield? Go to the source listed below for more pictures of these great cutoms by Blubbel.

SOURCE: 6 x WATCHMEN Custom Dunnys 3" by blubbel (KidRobot Discussion Board)

Simpsons Watchmen in Two Flavors

Dean over at Springfield Punx created this rendition of the Watchmen

... and Jorel created this one featuring characters from Springfield Elementary.

SOURCE: Watchmen Wallpaper (Springfield Punx)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Watchmen Dude-A-Day from Andy Helms

An Orange Dr. Manhattan aside, Andy Hemls' Dude-A-Day project is pretty funny. Subscribe to his blog to see this and other fine example of his work

SOURCE: Who Watches the Watchmen-Watchers (Sparkwood & Twenty-One)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Lil Watchmen by Glen Borgan

A cute design by Greg Borgon. I like the two Dr. Manhattan's myself.

SOURCE: Press! (Albino Raven)

Justice is coming to PEZ

tOkKa upped the cool on this happy face PEZ dispenser immeasurably by making a simple watchmenly addition. The best ideas are sometimes the simplest.

SOURCE: Watchmen PEZ Dspenser (Toycutter)

Rorschach MUGEN Character by Seanaltly

Seanaltly created a playable Rorschach character for the freeware fighting game MUGEN and the level of detail put into the entrances, taunts, and attacks is amazing. Demonstration videos below:


Doctor Manhattan's Rock School by jonrob5000

Funny time wasting creations of jonrob5000. See all 5 here

SOURCE: Watchmen Link Roundup 5 (Super Punch)

Bunk Bots vs. Watchmen

Plush Robot Watchmen from Bunk Bots

SOURCE: Watchmen Link Roundup 5 (Super Punch)

Plush Rorschach and Doc Manhattan by Jenny

Jenny was selling these two through her Etsy shop, I only assume they went quick.

SOURCE: Plush Dr Manhattan and Rorschach (Super Punch)

Great Watchmen Stickers by Guayapisco

Cool looking stickers by Guayapisco. To think, he was just giving them away to anyone that asked.

SOURCE: Watchmen Link Roundup 5 (Super Punch)

Watchmen Abridged by Jason Quinones

Some might say that this abridgment by Jason Quinones lacks at least one of Alan Moore's intended subplots, possibly two.

SOURCE:More lil' Watchmen (Super Punch)

Lil' Watchmen by Carlsberg

Thought these mini watchmen by Carlsberg were cute so I tossed them up

SOURCE:More lil' Watchmen (Super Punch)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

"Double Vision" by Let's Be Friends Again

Did the film really overstress the importance of this line? I didn't think so. Either way, it's pretty funny and Watchmen so it's here. Comic by Let's Be Friends Again

SOURCE: Hard Truths Are Hard ( and Double Vision (Let's Be Friends Again)

"Presidential Trouble" by Theory of Everything

"Presidential Trouble" by Theory of Everything refferences not only Watchmen but those cheesy fruit pie ads that used to be so common in comic books in the late 80's and early 90's.

SOURCE: The Last Watchmen Story You Need Ever Read (io9)
and "Presidential Trouble" (Theory of Everything)

WATCHDOGS, a sketch by Neil Gaiman (1986)

A sketch done by Neil Gaiman not long after interviewing Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons back in 1986.

SOURCE: Watchdogs (Fridge Magnet)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Watchmen Comics from The Gun Show

The Gun Show's Watchmen comics portraying Rorschach as a troublesome child are hilarious:

SOURCE: The Gun Show

Young Watchmen: Animated Adventures (HOAX)


"The world is a very different place in the year 2085, but teen-agers still have to grow up, and the bad guys still need to be taken down!

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Warner Premiere announced today a way for young viewers to connect with one of the most acclaimed graphic novels of all time. “Young Watchmen: The Animated Adventures” draws inspiration from the source material to bring a visually engaging experience to life through the timeless medium of children’s animation!

Young Watchmen returns viewers to the world of the critically acclaimed DC Comics and Hugo award-winning graphic novel by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons…100 years later! When not attending classes at Veidt High, OWLBOY, KID RORSCHACH, SPECTRA, JOHNNY COMEDY, and MANHA-TEEN have banded together to protect the world that their ancestors saved! With the help of OZZY, the World’s Smartest Lynx, they learn to work together, cruise the cyber-malls, and hang out at the nearest Gunga Diner…that is, when they’re not battling Alien Invaders, Supervillains, or the evil hordes of M.O.L.O.C.H.! These young descendants of the original Watchmen have vowed to carry on their legacy and protect the world at all costs. Who watches The Young Watchmen? YOU WILL!"

WATCHMEME: while the photoshop wasn't amazing this was a funny hoax that got some people pretty worried before it was exposed as a joke.

SOURCE: Warner Announces Young Watchmen: The Animated Adventures* (Again With the Comics)

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Perils of Costumed Moviegoing

I think that's the first time I've ever seen a female Dr. Manhattan, kudos to The Joy of Tech.

SOURCE: March 6 (The Joy of Tech)

Ricky Purdin's Watchmen Themed Sketchbook

A Watchmen themed sketchbook is a great idea that I wish I had before I started collecting sketches. This is especially true after seeing the product of Rickey Purdin's choice to start one. His Rorschach by Jason (I Killed Adolf Hitler, The Living and the Dead) and Nite Owl II by Brian Lee O'Malley (Scott Pilgrim) in particular make me very jealous:

SOURCE: My Watchmen Sketchbook (the cool kids table)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Saturday Morning Watchmen by Harry Partridge

"Classic cartoon intro ripped from an old VHS, enjoy!!"

This awesome bit from a non-existent cartoon by Harry Partridge made the rounds real fast. I love when Ozy catches the Comedian before he falls to his death, that and Snarf from Thundercats reborn as Bubastis. Priceless.

SOURCE: Saturday Morning Watchmen (New Frontier)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Using Popeye the Sailor and John Arbuckle from Garfield, Player vs. Player reimagines the scene in which Rorschach first visits the now retired second Nite Owl to let him know that the Comedian has been killed.