Sunday, April 29th at Stumptown Comics Festival 2012:
“Quenched Consciousness: A Tribute to Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud”
I’m happy to announce that I, along with comics writer Joe Keatinge, have been asked to host a Moebius tribute panel for this year’s Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland, Oregon! The festival will take place on April 28th and 29th, at the Oregon Conventional Center. Here’s the press release:
“Join Quenched Consciousness curator Ian MacEwan, Dark Horse Moebius line editor Scott Allie and famed Madman cartoonist Michael Allred in a tribute to the master creator moderated by Glory & Hell Yeah writer Joe Keatinge. This look back at Giraud’s illustrious career will include art and insight into his many works including the Incal, Blueberry, Arzak, The Aedena Cycle, The Airtight Garage, Silver Surfer: Parable and movies such as Alien, Tron, Fifth Element and Jodorwsky’s Dune. The discussion will begin with an introductory career overview by MacEwan followed by interviews with Allred and Allie about their one-on-one interactions with the master himself, the inspiration Giraud gave them and his global affect on the medium and industry alike. The panel includes a screening of the rarely seen documentary, Moebius Redux, directed by Hasko Baumann. 2-HOUR SESSION”
Additionally, I’ll have an exclusive announcement to make, regarding the release of… um. Well I can’t say yet.
The real point of us doing this though, is to get together and talk, share stories, and observe one of the single most tremendous talents in the history of comics. We’ll be bringing some show and tell(Joe and Mike have been playing a years-long game of friendly one-upmanship with their personal Moebius libraries), and taking questions from the audience. If you’re in Portland and attending Stumptown this year, I would love for you to join us.