Friday, April 14, 2006

IN CASE U MISSED IT: Moebius is my master

As an artist, and fan of comic book art, or graphic storytelling, one of my biggest inspirations is Jean Giraud, Moebius. Ever since discovering this French illustrator via an early 80's graphic novel collection (yes, back IN the early 80's, I'm old!), I've been in awe of his artistry. Today, BrokenFrontier features one of his works, Arzach, on their column Crossing Borders, where they feature international gems.

Pop on over HERE to have a look for yourself. Maybe you too can discover someone who's generally regarded as one of the great masters of our craft.


wrongrobot said...

I'm delighted to see you link this. Moebius is one of the Old Gods as far as I'm concerned. I can't get enough of it.
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Jason Martin said...

Yeah, I'm just glad that I discovered his stuff at a time when I was still being influenced and inspired, a true master for a frame of reference.
I mean, I've got a list of main influences, but most aren't widely recognized as architects of the medium you know? They're mostly guys who came after the "greats" like Kirby and others. Those artists I respect, but they didn't fuel my passion for the medium, cause they weren't active when I was starting out. You know?

I think I had a point there...