... at this time, he had a 2CV car, a non expensive car easy to break and somebody stole the illustrations in his car. So he had to draw very fast a new serie of illustrations. Dionnet claims the first ones were much more brilliant than the ones we know :-) The original illustrations were never reseen.
That story is tragic and excellent at the same time. Sounds pretty conclusive, so I’ll fix the original post to date it at 1980.
Well, it's easy to find :-) Just Google the title of the book and you will find the date of publication. The illustrations were published in 30*30 book (Les Humanoïdes Associés) published in 1980. I'm not sure Moebius met Appel-Guéry at this time when he drew these illustrations. There is a story about these illustrations: Moebius made the work, show the finished drawings to Dionnet who was amazed and put them in his car... (to follow)
Parapsychologie et Vous was published in France in 1980. So it's not really a 1986 work...
Huh, okay. I was getting some conflicting information on this one. In Moebius Comics #1, Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier say that Moebius met the authors through Appel-Guery in 1980, and released Parapsychologie a few years later. But in one of the Moebius art books(I think it’s Chaos?), it dates all the Parapsychologie illustrations at 1986.
So I’m uncertain, but li-an has always been reliable when it comes to correcting me.