A blog exploring the work of Jean Giraud, aka Gir, aka Moebius. Basically, there didn't seem to be any places online that gave a comprehensive collection of his work, so I made one.
[The official site of Moebius] - While there are very few of his works available to an English-only audience, the last thing I want to do is take away from potential sales by hosting his work here. If you speak French and can enjoy his books the way they were originally meant to be enjoyed, please click over and show him some love.
Blueberry(2004) (renamed Renegade in the US) - full film
It’s not very good, but hey when has that stopped someone who is a fan of something? Here’s what I said when someone asked me about it previously:
Yeesh, it’s sort of a wreck. A part of me likes what a wacky cast it has: Vincent Cassel attempting an American accent(and failing very miserably), Michael Madsen as the villain, the weird teamup of Eddie Izzard and Djimon Hounsou, Juliette Lewis, and a barely awake Ernest Borgnine. I mean, that’s enough to justify watching it, right? I remember the hallucination sequences being impressive. But YEESH, none of that comes together. The whole film feels flat, and I never care about what anybody is doing at any moment.
Please consider donating to help finalize the production of Maria Paz Cabardo’s documentary, BETTER THINGS: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones. Jones was an all-time great, and I’m eager to see this film about her life. Also, relevant to this blog, Moebius is interviewed and talks about her at length. Heck, so does pretty much everyone else, just look at this cast list.
Help make this film be all it can be. I can’t wait to see it.
“Study for Little Nemo”, from a catalogue of work from Moebius and Hayao Miyazaki’s dual 2005 exhibition, Miyazaki et Moebius: Deux Artistes Dont Les Dessins Prennent Vie(Two Artists’s Drawings Taking on a Life of Their Own)
“Study for The Fifth Element”, from a catalogue of work from Moebius and Hayao Miyazaki’s dual 2005 exhibition, Miyazaki et Moebius: Deux Artistes Dont Les Dessins Prennent Vie(Two Artists’s Drawings Taking on a Life of Their Own)
An article on Moebius and TRON in Metal Hurlant No.82 (Decmeber, 1982). It’s the Spanish edition, but aside from the language there is no difference between it and the original French issue. I don’t believe this was translated to English for Heavy Metal, but feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.
An 18 minute documentary on the conceptual work for Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element, focusing on Moebius and Jean-Claude Mézières. It’s got some great footage and interviews(and some impressively cheesy narration), but I think the real motivation behind making this was to prove that all old French cartoonists are genetically predisposed to being adorable.
Moebius’ concept art for the Space Jockey in Ridley Scott’s Alien. Found here, which has a good rundown on the development of the character, explaining that its origin goes all the way back to Johann David Wyss’ 1812 novel The Swiss Family Robinson.
A small sample of Moebius’ storyboards for Jodorowsky’s Dune. Jodorowsky says there are hundreds of pages of this stuff, which we’ll hopefully see more of when Frank Pavich’s documentary finally sees a release.