Moebius/Jean Giraud: s/d

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It seems we've never have a thread about this guy, so let's have one. I just finished reading The Incal by Moebius and Jodorowsky, and it was pretty awesome! I'm not sure if Jodorowsky actually had any grand scheme when writing this epic or if he was just making things up as it went along, but the sheer amount of cool ideas and cosmic visions was still great! And the script was still more coherent than in many of Moebius' self-penned works (like The Airtight Garage), which sometimes get a bit too psychedelic. Out of the long-form stories Moebius has both drawn and written, I've liked the Edena series the most. Unfortunately only the first three books have been translated into Finnish, I hope they translate the rest of them too some day.

Feel free to talk about Blueberry here too.

Tuomas, Thursday, 8 January 2009 12:10 (thirteen years ago) link

I would recommend the Confederate Gold saga from Blueberry unreservedly.

chap, Thursday, 8 January 2009 13:01 (thirteen years ago) link

my favourite strip written and drawn by moebius = 'white nightmare', a brilliant, slightly atypical slice of urban paranoia ('the horny goof', a much more typical sexy psych indulgence, runs it a close second)

'the long tomorrow',the collab w/ dan o'bannon, sorta anticipates the jodorowsky stuff and is also pretty gd

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 8 January 2009 14:06 (thirteen years ago) link

Has The Long Tomorrow been collected somewhere?

Tuomas, Thursday, 8 January 2009 14:10 (thirteen years ago) link

Yes, it was one of Epic's Moebius series in 1987, but long out of print.

WmC, Thursday, 8 January 2009 14:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Long Tomorrow also in late 90's Dark Horse reprint series "Moebius H.P.'s Rock City"

Fox Force Five Punchline (sexyDancer), Thursday, 8 January 2009 17:11 (thirteen years ago) link

I would recommend the Confederate Gold saga from Blueberry unreservedly.

― chap, Thursday, January 8, 2009 8:01 AM (4 hours ago)

I just started this, having found the Epic Blueberry translations for cheap. First book was great; second is starting well.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 8 January 2009 17:15 (thirteen years ago) link

I have those editions, they're gorgeous. I think the fourth book is my favourite.

chap, Thursday, 8 January 2009 17:26 (thirteen years ago) link

five months pass...

i'm DYING to read SRA; has anybody read it?

moonship journey to baja, Sunday, 5 July 2009 08:31 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

WANT

Gene Shalit in a Child's Sailor Hat (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 19:05 (twelve years ago) link

Oh yes.

rhythm fixated member (chap), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 23:47 (twelve years ago) link

wait wait

(with the original colors, not those terrible digital recolors from a few years ago).

ok, you guys otm

♫ Ba-sic space, o-pen air ♪ (sic), Thursday, 30 September 2010 01:11 (twelve years ago) link

::runs to the wikimobile::

ok, whew, my Epic volumes are the good ones, right?

In "Bob" There Is No East or West (WmC), Thursday, 30 September 2010 01:23 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Apparently my copy of vol 1 is the shitty recolor! In any case, I lack the rest and should get this.

mh, Thursday, 14 October 2010 03:50 (twelve years ago) link

five months pass...

New interview via the LA Times:

http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011/04/02/moebius-on-his-art-fading-eyesight-and-legend-i-am-like-a-unicorn/

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 3 April 2011 05:07 (eleven years ago) link

six months pass...

finally getting my hands on a hardback, English copy of the Incal tomorrow!!! huzzah

unorthodox economic revenge (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 19:49 (eleven years ago) link

mind: blown

unorthodox economic revenge (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 21 October 2011 15:59 (eleven years ago) link

Yes, The Incal is amazing stuff. Enjoy!

Lawanda Pageboy (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 21 October 2011 17:36 (eleven years ago) link

had previously only seen bits here and there (and most not in english), does not disappoint

unorthodox economic revenge (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 21 October 2011 18:58 (eleven years ago) link

four months pass...

nooooooooo, damn it

RIP

Carlos Pollomar (WmC), Saturday, 10 March 2012 14:06 (ten years ago) link

fuck!

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Saturday, 10 March 2012 14:59 (ten years ago) link

my first real exposure to him was that silver surfer comic he did with stan lee, when i was 11 or 12 (i already knew him by reputation). i thought it was amazing and read it over and over

RIP

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Saturday, 10 March 2012 15:01 (ten years ago) link

RIP

Brad C., Saturday, 10 March 2012 16:27 (ten years ago) link

what a loss - def one the v greatest artists to ever draw comics

Ward Fowler, Saturday, 10 March 2012 17:23 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvavenehMT0

Carlos Pollomar (WmC), Saturday, 10 March 2012 17:43 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, not the kind of thing that you want to read first thing on a Saturday.

But I'll tell a funny story. I'm at BEA, last year or second to last year of University, but really still just a big kid. BEA, by the by is the big publisher's/bookseller's convention, held not far from my home that year.

And I'm there, and I look up at booth and HOLY SHIT IT'S STAN LEE. And there's a smaller, slimmer, unmistakably French gentleman next to him, who Stan is introducing to someone (I want to say his wife, but not positive.) And Stan says, in a typically Stan fashion "And this is Moebius."

Just a common pleasantry between two of the gentlemen who were both big parts of my youth. Kind of a mind-melting moment.

RIP, master of the bande-desinée.

Matt M., Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:12 (ten years ago) link

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

RIP

http://theartboardstudio.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/moebius_jean-giraud.jpg

the late great, Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:28 (ten years ago) link

fuck fuck fuck. RIP, Jean.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 10 March 2012 19:13 (ten years ago) link

my first real exposure to him was that silver surfer comic he did with stan lee, when i was 11 or 12 (i already knew him by reputation). i thought it was amazing and read it over and over

RIP

me too, me too and me too.

brokering (pimping) (stevie), Saturday, 10 March 2012 20:27 (ten years ago) link

aw shit. rip

just ordered the Incal

Summer Slam! (Ste), Sunday, 11 March 2012 12:10 (ten years ago) link

RIP. I met him once.

L'ennui, cette maladie de tous les (Michael White), Sunday, 11 March 2012 20:41 (ten years ago) link

First thing of his I read was Blueberry, the Confederate Gold saga. Not typical at all as I later discovered, but an awesome awesome story, and an evocatively dusty and grimy vision of the Old West.

Inevitable stupid samba mix (chap), Sunday, 11 March 2012 21:25 (ten years ago) link

Aw. Just been reading l'incal and thinking how great it was that he was still around. :(

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 12 March 2012 00:15 (ten years ago) link

oh man... RIP

Chris S, Monday, 12 March 2012 00:32 (ten years ago) link

NOOOOOOOOO

man finally just got my hands on some of his stuff in the last few years

yeah, I just grabbed Madwoman of the Sacred Heart a couple weeks ago

Heavy Metal was my first introduction to his stuff, way back as a preteen

Chris S, Monday, 12 March 2012 02:24 (ten years ago) link

How's Madwoman?

valleys of your mind (mh), Monday, 12 March 2012 13:59 (ten years ago) link

yeah was looking at that in the shop, artwork looked a little rougher than usual...? couldn't tell if that was because it was maybe being reprinted bigger than originally or something.

haven't gotten a chance to get to it yet, been reading a friend's copy of The Metabarons, but I think you're maybe right about the art looking blown up

Chris S, Monday, 12 March 2012 20:21 (ten years ago) link

oh shit I forgot that I ended up buying a bunch of Metabarons stuff on clearance I haven't yet read.

Not Moebius stuff, though :(

valleys of your mind (mh), Monday, 12 March 2012 20:31 (ten years ago) link

Just heard, this is really tragic

Wesley Crusher: Teenage F#ck Machine (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 17:21 (ten years ago) link

just started the incal. terrific so far, love the way he captures the story.

Summer Slam! (Ste), Saturday, 17 March 2012 14:06 (ten years ago) link

nine years pass...

After seeing the new Dune and then the Jodorowsky doc and rereading some collected Moebiuses I acquired a while back, I got a bit excited asked for The Incal for Xmas. Luckily I didn't go overboard with the pre/sequels or metabarons as, we'll, it's not very good. Inane, overstuffed and repetitive without any of the charm of, say, the Edena stories.

two sleeps till brooklyn (ledge), Friday, 31 December 2021 12:03 (eleven months ago) link

Moebius is an unimpeachable talent but yeah, he has so much output and story-wise, often weak

Nhex, Friday, 31 December 2021 19:13 (eleven months ago) link

Yeah it’s lovely but boring and the ending is Lost-levek dumb

I think he’s a bit like Kirby, I look at the pictures and ignore the words. I liked Blueberry tho

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 31 December 2021 23:48 (eleven months ago) link

"What if Hergé took a buttload of acid?"

jimbeaux, Friday, 14 January 2022 15:38 (ten months ago) link

Even if that floats your boat I wouldn't recommend the Humanoids 2020 paperback edition - the text is so thin and small I could barely read it except in the strongest light (lol old but I didn't think my eyesight was that bad); and the introduction is fatuous, vapid, and sexist (hmm maybe it's a good fit after all).

two sleeps till brooklyn (ledge), Friday, 14 January 2022 15:48 (ten months ago) link


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