Moebius passed away

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Movie Talk' started by SKIN JOB 66, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. SKIN JOB 66

    SKIN JOB 66 Well-Known Member

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    Jean "Moebius" Giraud died today.

    One week after Ralph McQuarrie, another sad day.

  2. cayman shen

    cayman shen Master Member

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    Wow, rough week for great artists :(
  3. gyoung2993

    gyoung2993 Sr Member

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    Is he the maker of Moebius models ???
  4. Hotshot

    Hotshot Sr Member

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    Thankfully no.

    He was another great concept designer, worked on Alien, Willow, Masters of the Universe, and ALOT more.

    His comic book stlye is probably the most influential out there, second only to Jack Kirby and/or Will Eisner.

    On top of all that, his own personal art kicked absolute *.

    Big loss.
  5. bish

    bish New Member

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    So sad to hear this, two greats gone.
  6. Vivek

    Vivek Master Member Community Staff RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  7. Brinn 71

    Brinn 71 Well-Known Member

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    We lost two great master artists this week. Rest in peace sir.... :(
  8. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    Rest in peace.

    The art will live on forever.
  9. clancampbell

    clancampbell Sr Member

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    Amen to that.......such a sad time for loss....

  10. Rotwang

    Rotwang Sr Member

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    This is just terrible ... RIP
  11. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    R.I.P. to a true visionary.
  12. boodha

    boodha Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very sad news. One of the greats. His Incal series is brilliant. Qu'il repose en paix.
  13. dcarty

    dcarty Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Amen to that.

    Rest in peace, sir.
  14. Jayn

    Jayn Sr Member

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    Reposer en paix Moebius, Je t'aime.

    I will always treasure your art.
  15. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Another visionary lost.... :(
  16. YenChih Lin

    YenChih Lin Sr Member

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    What would Tron be without him? He was the one, who drew the circuitries on the suit
  17. Colin Droidmilk

    Colin Droidmilk Sr Member

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    Oh no.

    This hits me more than any famous person death since Frank Zappa's... mainly because Moebius was still churning out incredible work that was still breaking new ground, work that was always one step ahead of that of the younger generations who are following him. As with Crumb, I was up till this moment eagerly anticipating his latest work, but now the flow has been bitterly cut off. I was feeling down today too, and then I saw this thread... **** IT!!

    Ralph was older, I was prepared for it and I haven't been following his late career so much, but with Moebius I was complacently taking it for granted that he had another ten years left... and another ten books yet to draw...

    Plus he always looked so vital and cool. He looked cooler in his late 60s than he did in his early 30s, so there was an illusion of immortality there too. It was like if he got cooler-looking the older he got, maybe he could even cheat death!!

    He was a pioneer of sex and violence in comics, and clearly one of the most astonishing futurists of all time, but in later years there was this positive-mystical side to his work, which like Kubrick's 2001, was so good for the souls of 'mysticism'-hungry atheists such as myself, and it's the future development of this side of his work that we will now tragically have to live without. At times it was almost as if he were in touch with something... and I don't mean the wacko gurus he followed occasionally, lol... no, his work often appeared to be channelled from some benevolent higher dimension... It's strange, you probably couldn't put a hair between some of his 'cosmic' ideas and junk New Age cults and philosophies, but when expressed through his pen and his drawing hand those ideas become sublimely inviting, even to the most despairing cynic. In later years, he always advised artists not to dwell solely on the darkness, but to create serene light too - advice I have been unable to follow, but with the passing of this master I'm tempted to try, so sad is the new darker world we find ourselves in today.

    Well, I'll shut up now and just let some serene light shine:
  18. Isamu

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    Jean Giraud Aka Moebius has "followed" me all my childhood with his works. I'm a fan of his comics and movies artworks ..

    "Blueberry" and "L'incal" were my favorites ...

    I'm really sad

    Repose en paix .....
  19. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This is really a sad news. I love his work. His "MaƮtres du temps" ("The Masters of Time") is my absolutely favourite animated movie.

    Rest in peace. :(
  20. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    Comic-Con will probably do a tribute to him.
  21. terryr

    terryr Sr Member

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    So, this thread is a Moebius rip.

    [You know, mobius strip.]

    He was a heavy influence in Heavy Metal magazine as well.
  22. Carson Dyle

    Carson Dyle Sr Member

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    Yeah, that was my first thought as well.

    I've spent the last few days flipping through my McQuarrie books. Guess it's time to break out the Moebius.


  23. SVTStingRay


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    first rmq, now moebius, someone find out where syd mead is.

    moebius you will be missed.
  24. Colin Droidmilk

    Colin Droidmilk Sr Member

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    (For eulogy see me first post) It's strange though that given his titanic stature his works are increasingly unavailable in English. The last volume of the Aedena cycle, 'SRA' has never been made available to the English-speaking world, and other volumes are now out of print in English and have been for years.. I have 'Stel' and 'SRA' in French and it's doing my head in that I can't read them...visually they are among the most stunning things he's ever done...I can only conclude his business people felt there is now no market for them in the US and the UK.

    Which is insane. Below are some pages from 'Stel'. For half the book a crew are stranded by their broken-down flyer in a desert, apparently arguing and bickering, then they witness...
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2012
  25. MrSinistar

    MrSinistar Well-Known Member

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    Why didn't I hear this sooner?! Tron, Fifth Element, Alien...this guy basically created the worlds in all of my favorite movies. Truly, truly sad news. :(
  26. augofett

    augofett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    He sketched the space suits for Alien, and the final design is really close to them.
    He also draw one Silver Surfer graphic novel that is a piece of art.
  27. WarPig

    WarPig Sr Member

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    Moebius was one of my inspirations in art school. Alien worlds that were truly alien; juxtapositions of the strange, whimsical and humorous... yes, he will be missed :(

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