Posts tagged ‘Jean Giraud’

November 4, 2013

Wave — Moebius

by Biblioklept

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August 6, 2013

Helen — Moebius

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July 23, 2013

Double Murder — Moebius

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July 19, 2013

“—boys to your bellybone and chuck a chum a chance!” — Pynchon Riff + Joyce + Moebius + Chloral Hydrate Party

by Edwin Turner

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1. Here is a rambling riff if ever I rambled and riffed:

2, First, look, that lovely image—it’s by Jean Giraud, aka Moebius. I came across it a week or two ago and digitally nabbed it.

I love Moebius’s work in general and something about the image reminds me of Thomas Pynchon’s Against the Day, although maybe I’m too immersed in the thick novel to not have much of what I see recall it in some ways.

Something about the airship and the horseman recalls an early passage where Reef Traverse, in the American West, dream-reads the airship adventures of The Chums of Chance into existence. (There are parts of Against the Day that recall to me Cormac McCarthy’s westerns (sometimes—often—called anti-westerns, but come, let’s be adults)…where was I going here? It’s Friday and I’ve consumed the better part (aka “all”) of a bottle of rosé and now I’m circling round some odd notes here—yes—the western/Western thing: Manifest Destiny, etc. — I see it in the Moebius illustration, but of course I bring it with me like a sickness. I move on).

3. ” . . . boys to your bellybone and chuck a chum a chance!” — This is from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake (85.8). Pointed out to me by Roman Tsivkin, this seems like a most reasonable/splendid source for the namesake of our aeronaut adventurers (who seem rather, uh, absent of late in the final moments of the Bilocations book I’m in right now).

4. Data, perhaps imperfect (again, digitally nabbed)—

In Against the Day:

—Some form of the word invisible appears 173 times—

—The word inconvenience or inconvenient — 84 times—

—The phrase the day — 213 times (usually in a cadence suggestive of the book’s title—some kind of rhythm to it, anyway)—

—The phrase against the day — once (unless you count the chapter (book, really) called “Against the Day,” or the colophon, or what-have-you)—

5. I’m a few sections past this, but a nice passage to end on of a Friday night:

Among students of mathematics here, chloral hydrate was the preferred drug. Sooner or later, whatever the problem being struggled with, having obsessed themselves into nightly insomnia, they would start taking knockout drops to get to sleep—Geheimrat Klein himself was a great advocate of the stuff—and next thing they knew, they were habitués, recognizing one another by the side-effects, notably eruptions of red pimples, known as “the dueling scars of chloralomania.” On Saturday nights in Göttingen, there was always sure to be at least one chloral party, or Mickifest.

It was a peculiar gathering, only intermittently, as you’d say, brisk. People were either talking wildly, often to themselves and without seeming to pause for breath, or lounging draped in pleasurable paralysis across the furniture or, as the evening went along, flat on the floor in deep narcosis.

July 9, 2013

Silver Surfer — Moebius

by Biblioklept

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June 7, 2013

Silver Surfer — Moebius

by Biblioklept

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May 28, 2013

Don Quixote — Moebius

by Biblioklept

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March 7, 2013

Venetian Carnival — Moebius

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February 11, 2013

Wolverine — Moebius

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January 10, 2013

Moebius’s Designs for the 1988 Film Willow

by Biblioklept

Because of the age I was when I saw it, the 1988 film Willow has an unduly large place in my heart. I even got to see some of the sets as a child on a skiing vacation to the Remarkables, a mountain range near Queenstown, NZ.

So I was psyched to come across these early designs for the film by the Jean Giraud, the artist also known as Moebius. Full gallery at Tell Forward; a few samples below:WillowMoebius7

December 7, 2012

Nemo — Moebius

by Biblioklept

Nemo

November 26, 2012

Moebius Star Wars Illustration

by Biblioklept

(Via).

November 25, 2012

Spider-Man — Moebius

by Biblioklept

November 19, 2012

Self Portrait — Moebius

by Biblioklept

November 12, 2012

Starwatcher III — Moebius

by Biblioklept

November 8, 2012

The Thing — Moebius

by Biblioklept

November 5, 2012

Iron Man — Moebius

by Biblioklept

November 4, 2012

Batman — Moebius

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November 4, 2012

Superman — Moebius

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March 10, 2012

Moebius Penciling and Inking Blueberry (Video)

by Biblioklept
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