The War for Evermore

Moebius

Jean Giraud, better known as Moebius, passed today. He was 73. Neil Gaiman has a wonderful memory piece about the artist on his blog you can read here.

My first exposure to Moebius was similar to Gaiman’s, in my case while in college, when I first came across the early Heavy Metal (Metal Hurlant) magazines. His art was so unlike anything I’d seen prior, beautiful, otherworldly, featuring elongated characters and alien panoramas. His vision of the characters in American comics was equally unusual, giving them a dimension that seemed outside the reality of their normal portrayals. His work was also seen in a number of films, nowhere more pronounced than in The Fifth Element.

That said, ’nuff said.

Moebius - Iron Man

The Fifth Element

March 10, 2012 - Posted by | Imagery | , , ,

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