Watchmen is one of the most acclaimed comics of all time, but sometimes you gotta wonder: what would it be like if all the characters were from newspaper comic strips? Well, wonder no more: artist Andrew Brian George has posted a series of pages on his website called Sunday Strip Watchmen.
“It’s pretty much a very short parody of Watchmen with news paper comic characters instead of superheroes. Somewhat inspired by Bartkira, I made this sampling of pages both as a joke and to see what it would look like if newspaper characters got the same dark treatment superheroes did in the 80s. There was no copy/pasting in any of these pages, I redrew them by looking intimately at my copy of Watchmen and pictures of each character I was using.”
Just for clarity, these are the character replacements I caught so far:
- Rorschach = Garfield
- Nite Owl II = Charlie Brown
- The Comedian = Beetle Bailey
- Dr. Manhattan = Dilbert
- Silk Spectre II = Cathy
- Ozymandias and Bubastis = Calvin and Hobbes
Go on and look at all the pages. It’s pretty awesome. And if you want to make it a double feature, go and watch Saturday Morning Watchmen, too.