Dave Gibbons records his autobiography, Confabulation, as audiobook from B7 Media

Dave Gibbons’ Confabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography, compiled by Tim Pilcher

B7 Media will be releasing an audio book recording of legendary comic artist and writer Dave GibbonsConfabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography later this year.

The audiobook will be available exclusively to buy and download from audioteria.com in December 2023, and will be available on other audiobook platforms from Spring 2024.

The award-winning audio drama and independent comics publisher made the announcement ahead of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Bowness-on-Windermere, where they will be exhibiting in the event’s Lakeside Comics Marketplace.

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.

You can listen to a free sample of Confabulation read by Dave Gibbons here on Audioteria.

“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 Goes to War 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.”

B7 Media’s Andrew Mark Sewell and Dave Gibbons
B7 Media’s Andrew Mark Sewell and Dave Gibbons

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.

“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to be a comic artist,” says Dave. “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.”

Dave Gibbons recording the audio version of his Confabulation autobiography in B7 producer Helen Quigley's studio
Dave Gibbons recording the audio version of his Confabulation autobiography in B7 producer Helen Quigley’s studio

Confabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography will be available exclusively to buy and download from 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 and published as a hardcover book by Dark Horse Comics (ISBN 978-1506729053) is now available buy from your local comic book shop and bookstores, including via AmazonUK and Bookshop.org

You can listen to a free sample of Confabulation read by Dave Gibbons here on Audioteria

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