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Just seen the announcement of the death of Moebius (Jean Giraud). One of my favourites ...
Another big fan, here, though I haven't collected nearly as many of his works as I should (just Arzach, I think). Looks like he was 73 and died from cancer. I hope it was it was peacefully (though, I know, cancer...) We all have to go sometime, and 73 is a pretty nice old age to live to these days. So we'll just have to make do with the time he shared with us.
I loved his design work for "Dune" with Jodorowsky, and The Incal, the bande desinée they eventually salvaged from the project.
This is my most memorial Moebius, from the back page of Sept. 1977 Heavy Metal. If a link to the image is preferable let me know - any smaller would lose a lot detail IMOHO.
What is remarkable is that he is also known for his realistic art in Blueberry:
And there's the look of the movie "The Fifth Element" - the future New York City, especially. Did he get a credit in the titles for that?
>8 Yes he did and for many more films: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0320786/
Interesting. Of those films I've seen, only "The Fifth Element" really jumped out at me, at first viewing, as "Moebius!", though.
Thanks for that. I thought I remembered seeing that he had worked on ALIEN; although not as pronounced as H.R. Giger 's contribution, his aesthetic sensibilty is still very clearly present there.
I knew I had seen the Modoshawan Ship in Fifth Element before, or very similar, in Heavy Metal
I caught 'Alien' last night on network tv, and was gratified to see Moebius in the credits.
Coincidentally, I picked that one up on DVD a couple of weeks ago as part of a two-disc set (along with ALIENS). I think it's due for a rewatch.
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