Tuesday, August 27, 2013

WHO WATCHES THE WATCHMEN? Rorschach Mural Brings Insanity To The Streets

Who doesn't like Watchmen? It's the graphic novel that you never grow out of and those Time Magazine folks called it one of the top 100 novels of our time, so it's got to be doing something right.

While we each have a way of showing our appreciation for Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore's masterpiece, Walt Jabsco found this tribute mural of Rorschach living large on the streets of England and captured it on film for all of us to enjoy;

 What do you think?  For more great comic based street art, click here.


  1. Oh c'mon!!! There's no Alan Moore could get pissed about this! It's beautiful and street.

    Awesome job on the art here.
    I think it's a testament to such a oddly lovable pessimistic curmudgeon like Rorschach outlive and surpass all of the other Watchman as the main remembered better it seems.
    Maybe I;m wrong.

  2. Agreed Dale - I always think it's hardcase - Rorschach admits in Watchmen he snapped after the dog incident, and he does the odd full on act during his investigation, but he's still the guy you cheer for, despite his violent urges.

    Still - great choice for a mural though!

  3. He's the perfect choice for a mural. Just think of all the crime he can keep watch over from that perch.
    Rorschach is my favorite. He's the only internally and externally consistent character in the story. He stuck to his values. The ends do not justify the means. It was wrong. Period. And there was no Deus Ex Machina that saved him from it. I cried and cheered for that.

  4. Where in my lovely old England is this mural? It looks mighty fine!

  5. Glad you liked it too Karl - head to Stokes Croft, Bristol, it's there looming large!

  6. Random - he was my favourite too. I just liked that his secret identity was a homeless vagrant of sorts. It just was a nice concept that heroes are in everyone not just people with a white picket fence, square jaw and dreams of two.five children they'll never have or keep alive because editors like single characters best :)

  7. Tnanks for that, Dan.
    Hey have you heard - I heard on my Google+ page [shameless plug] that the lovely Lynda Carter has signed to appear in the next season of 'Two And A Half Men' as Ashton Kutchers mother, no idea if its a regular role or a one-off. This may be her first regular role on tv since 'Partners in Crime' - known here in the UK as '50/50' in 1984 and 'Hawkeye' in 1995.

  8. Oh wow Karl, I often wonder where Lynda has gone, I know she has a singing career to, but that is good to know. If Two And A Half Men manage to work in a scene or dream where she changes clothes by spinning around that would be brilliant.