Friday, April 16, 2010

Moebius At Work

Moebius (aka Jean Giraud) is one of my all time favorite comic artists. He helped define the French comics scene in the late 1970s with his work in Metal Hurlant (precursor to Heavy Metal). If you aren't very familiar with Moebius I'd highly recommend starting with The Incal, a science fiction serial written by Alejandro Jodorswky (writer/director of El Topo and Holy Mountain). The Incal was originally serialized in Heavy Metal, but was later reprinted as a series of three graphic novels by Epic and, although out of print, is readily available in these editions.

An amazing and beautiful video tour of Moebius art (DOUBLE-CLICK TO OPEN IN A NEW WINDOW):

It's wonderful to watch Moebius in action. Here are some video clips of him drawing:


  1. Oh yes. Moebius' work had a profound influence on my art style, such as it was, in my early teens. Up to then the strongest influence anyone could point to would be Don Martin, but Moebius' wonderful line work changed that.

  2. I was I was good enough at drawing for Moebius to influence my art!

  3. Well, it's nothing you couldn't shake a stick at...

  4. Self Made Hero did a lovely edition of the Incal recently. Available on Amazon, it has the original colouring too.