Sunday, March 11, 2012
Jean Giraud yesterday, and didn't leap to post anything here because, in addition to being preoccupied with an essay, I didn't recognize the name (blush). Call him Moebius, though, and you've named one of the most distinctive artists of the comic books of my youth. ...I mean, I was always a bit of a Richard Corben fan, to tell the truth, because he drew lots of lush nude females, and I was 12 at the time of my greatest enthusiasm for Heavy Metal, but there's no question as to whom the more evolved style belonged, and if I were going to revisit backissues (something I'll probably get to between ages 63 and 70, at this rate), it would be Moebius strips I would look at first. There are lots of sites devoted to him - some of his drawings for the unmade Jodorwsky Dune can be glimpsed here. RIP, Moebius.