[The official site of Moebius] - While there aren't many 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 and his publishers some love.
Just remembered this nice post from Joe McCulloch about an early English language printing of Moebius material, a 1977 paperback collection called National Lampoon Presents: French Comics (The Kind MenLike). He posts scans of the first and last page of Moebius’ infamous Apple Pie strip, originally published that very year in Ah! Nana, and compares it with the 1988 Marvel/Epic edition, as well as go on to talk about Moebius in general. Which is always good when it comes from Joe.
In 1976. Les Humanoïdes Associés co-founder Jean-Pierre Dionnet started a female-creator-centric magazine as a companion to Metal Hurlant. It was called Ah! Nana, and all content was created by women, except that one man was invited for each issue to contribute. Issue 2 was published in the beginning of 1977, and had a controversial 4 page strip called The Apple Pie that was drawn by Moebius and written by Claudine Conin, his wife at the time.
The Women in Comics Wiki has more information about Ah! Nanahere, including a nice gallery of its 9 covers.
[the pages above are from the colored version printed in Moebius 6: Pharagonesia and Other Strange Stories]
Nice, I love all of these sweet delicious apple pie’s!!
Thanks so much for all the sweet Moebius finds!
Okay, this will be the last submission I’ll be taking for the Apple Pie Covers thing. I’ve been meaning to pick another Moebius piece for people to cover, because this whole thing is fun to have going, and Brandon Graham picked one for me. More on that later.
Thank you to everyone who submitted! Please feel free to submit to the next one. If you do, your work will be viewed by, at least, the 3,500 followers of this tumblr. HOW’S THAT FOR ENTICEMENT? As before, all submissions will be credited and have links to the artist’s place of online residence.