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22nd Aug '15 5:11:20 PM moloch
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* Creator.{{Moebius}}: The PenName of Jean Giraud (1938-2012), an illustrator and graphic artist of the French-Belgian comics school.

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25th May '15 9:59:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/{{Moebius}}'', an AdventureGame by Jane Jensen, of GabrielKnight fame.

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7th Jul '14 11:39:11 PM SeptimusHeap
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7th Jul '14 12:30:07 PM WillBGood
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Moebius was the PenName of Jean Giraud (1938-2012), an illustrator and graphic artist of the French-Belgian comics school.

Born in 1938, Giraud got to visit Mexico and the Western US in the 1950s. He lived this as an initiatic experience, and retained from it a lifelong fondness for the {{Western}} as a genre, as well as a fascination for dreams and the exploration of the unconscious. Unsurprisingly, his breakthrough series, published from 1963 in the illustrated weekly ''Pilote'' (whose editor-in-chief was Creator/ReneGoscinny), was the story of a rogue US cavalryman in the WildWest, ''{{Blueberry}}''.

The series was quite successful, but in 1973, Giraud decided to explore a [[GenreShift radically different aesthetic and narrative style]]. Drawing inspiration from his use of hallucinogenic drugs (he speaks about this in an interview [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=501zclIUQBQ/ here]]) and from ScienceFiction, he illustrated several one-shot underground albums, and co-founded with Jean-Pierre Dionnet and PhilippeDruillet ''Métal Hurlant'', a magazine intended for alternative graphic artists (published in the US under the title ''Heavy Metal''), and the publishing house Les Humanoides Associés. It was at that time that he took up the name Moebius.

One of his first sf works, ''The Horny Goof'', was a very loose and improvised space-opera style story with a lot of comedy elements, FetishFuel, porn (of all types available, and then some), and also plenty of {{mindscrew}}. It established a lot of his personal tropes and motifs in later works, especially the ones revolving around the Fatal Major (''Airtight Garage'', ''The Fatal Major''), and a lot of elements used in ''The Word of Edena'', which has a wonderful GainaxEnding.

In 1975, he collaborated with Alejandro Jodorowski on the art of a film adaptation of ''Literature/{{Dune}}''; the project, however, remained stillborn due to Jodorowsky's enormous financial demands (the adaptation would eventually be directed by DavidLynch). The sets produced for Jodorowski's ''Film/{{Dune}}'' were later recycled by George Lucas in the making of ''StarWars''. Moebius's involvement in movies continued in 1979 with contributions to the art of Creator/RidleyScott's ''Film/{{Alien}}'' and in 1981 to ''Film/{{Tron}}''. In 1982, he worked with René Laloux on the animated feature film ''TimeMasters''. The 1982 cult movie ''Film/BladeRunner'' used the comic "The Long Tomorrow" (1975) as a main design reference. Other films in which he participated as a concept artist feature ''Film/{{Willow}}'' (1988), ''Film/TheAbyss'' (1989), ''Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland'', ''Film/TheFifthElement'' (1997). Those who had a SegaSaturn also might remember his [[NoExportForYou Japanese specific boxart]] for the first ''Panzer Dragoon'', which was conceptually derived from Moebius's 1975 comic, ''Arzach''.

His collaboration with Jodorowski continued in the 1980s with ''The Incal'', a ScienceFiction series set in a distant future and involving a dystopian [[TheEmpire galactic empire]] in which secret organizations and [[PowersThatBe supernatural entities]] vie for hegemony. ''The Incal'' is to this day his most famous work, and the one most people associate him with.

In 1988, he wrote a stand-alone story for ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' that American artists such as Jim Lee and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] consider inspirational. His work with StanLee on the character won the duo an Eisner.

Less active as a graphic artist since the early 1990s, he worked as an independent publisher and remained involved in the world of French-Belgian comics. In 2004-2005, an exhibition in Paris exposed his works alongside those of Creator/HayaoMiyazaki, and in 2009, his works were exposed at the International Manga Museum in Kyoto. He was close friends with Miyazaki, to the point of naming his own daughter Nausicaa.

Moebius's scenery porn/gorn, object design and worldbuilding abilities, combined with the sheer amount of content he generated while still in the biz, further combined with the circle of people that got exposed to his art, make this guy omnipresent in every piece of conceptart that is not Giger-inspired (Moebius did the terran ship. Giger did the alien everything). If you cite an inspiration from a sci-fi film or a sci-fi anime, you have a pretty good chance that it was either inspired by Moebius, or inspired by something that was inspired by Moebius at some point in its inspiration history.

Examples of Moebius's art can be found at his [[http://www.jeangiraudmoebius.fr/ website]], all across Google, people's personal blogs, flickr, ffffound, and many other places. Go have a look.

For extra power, you can combine Moebius with GeofDarrow. In fact, they did works together in the past. Which were, obviously, mindblowing amazing.

Not to be confused with the MirrorUniverse in ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog, or with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Ferdinand_Moebius the mathematician]] after whom the Moebius Strip is named, or with the TimeMaster in LegacyOfKain.
2nd Feb '14 3:29:22 AM m8e
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In 1975, he collaborated with Alejandro Jodorowski on the art of a film adaptation of ''Literature/{{Dune}}''; the project, however, remained stillborn due to Jodorowsky's enormous financial demands (the adaptation would eventually be directed by DavidLynch). The sets produced for Jodorowski's ''Film/{{Dune}}'' were later recycled by George Lucas in the making of ''StarWars''. Moebius's involvement in movies continued in 1979 with contributions to the art of Ridley Scott's ''Film/{{Alien}}'' and in 1981 to ''Film/{{Tron}}''. In 1982, he worked with René Laloux on the animated feature film ''TimeMasters''. The 1982 cult movie ''Film/BladeRunner'' used the comic "The Long Tomorrow" (1975) as a main design reference. Other films in which he participated as a concept artist feature ''Film/{{Willow}}'' (1988), ''Film/TheAbyss'' (1989), ''Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland'', ''Film/TheFifthElement'' (1997). Those who had a SegaSaturn also might remember his [[NoExportForYou Japanese specific boxart]] for the first ''Panzer Dragoon'', which was conceptually derived from Moebius's 1975 comic, ''Arzach''.

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In 1975, he collaborated with Alejandro Jodorowski on the art of a film adaptation of ''Literature/{{Dune}}''; the project, however, remained stillborn due to Jodorowsky's enormous financial demands (the adaptation would eventually be directed by DavidLynch). The sets produced for Jodorowski's ''Film/{{Dune}}'' were later recycled by George Lucas in the making of ''StarWars''. Moebius's involvement in movies continued in 1979 with contributions to the art of Ridley Scott's Creator/RidleyScott's ''Film/{{Alien}}'' and in 1981 to ''Film/{{Tron}}''. In 1982, he worked with René Laloux on the animated feature film ''TimeMasters''. The 1982 cult movie ''Film/BladeRunner'' used the comic "The Long Tomorrow" (1975) as a main design reference. Other films in which he participated as a concept artist feature ''Film/{{Willow}}'' (1988), ''Film/TheAbyss'' (1989), ''Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland'', ''Film/TheFifthElement'' (1997). Those who had a SegaSaturn also might remember his [[NoExportForYou Japanese specific boxart]] for the first ''Panzer Dragoon'', which was conceptually derived from Moebius's 1975 comic, ''Arzach''.
29th Aug '13 6:19:25 PM Quag15
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Less active as a graphic artist since the early 1990s, he worked as an independent publisher and remained involved in the world of French-Belgian comics. In 2004-2005, an exhibition in Paris exposed his works alongside those of HayaoMiyazaki, and in 2009, his works were exposed at the International Manga Museum in Kyoto. He was close friends with Miyazaki, to the point of naming his own daughter Nausicaa.

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Less active as a graphic artist since the early 1990s, he worked as an independent publisher and remained involved in the world of French-Belgian comics. In 2004-2005, an exhibition in Paris exposed his works alongside those of HayaoMiyazaki, Creator/HayaoMiyazaki, and in 2009, his works were exposed at the International Manga Museum in Kyoto. He was close friends with Miyazaki, to the point of naming his own daughter Nausicaa.
23rd Jul '13 10:01:46 AM Morgenthaler
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In 1988, he wrote a stand-alone story for ''SilverSurfer'' that American artists such as Jim Lee and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] consider inspirational. His work with StanLee on the character won the duo an Eisner.

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In 1988, he wrote a stand-alone story for ''SilverSurfer'' ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' that American artists such as Jim Lee and [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola]] consider inspirational. His work with StanLee on the character won the duo an Eisner.
27th Jan '13 2:09:01 AM fzzr_miller
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1st Dec '12 7:24:06 AM erforce
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In 1975, he collaborated with Alejandro Jodorowski on the art of a film adaptation of ''{{Dune}}''; the project, however, remained stillborn due to Jodorowsky's enormous financial demands (the adaptation would eventually be directed by DavidLynch). The sets produced for Jodorowski's {{Dune}} were later recycled by George Lucas in the making of ''StarWars''. Moebius's involvement in movies continued in 1979 with contributions to the art of Ridley Scott's ''{{Alien}}'' and in 1981 to ''{{Tron}}''. In 1982, he worked with René Laloux on the animated feature film ''TimeMasters''. The 1982 cult movie ''Film/BladeRunner'' used the comic "The Long Tomorrow" (1975) as a main design reference. Other films in which he participated as a concept artist feature ''{{Willow}}'' (1988), ''TheAbyss'' (1989), ''Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland'', ''TheFifthElement'' (1997). Those who had a SegaSaturn also might remember his [[NoExportForYou Japanese specific boxart]] for the first ''Panzer Dragoon'', which was conceptually derived from Moebius's 1975 comic, ''Arzach''.

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In 1975, he collaborated with Alejandro Jodorowski on the art of a film adaptation of ''{{Dune}}''; ''Literature/{{Dune}}''; the project, however, remained stillborn due to Jodorowsky's enormous financial demands (the adaptation would eventually be directed by DavidLynch). The sets produced for Jodorowski's {{Dune}} ''Film/{{Dune}}'' were later recycled by George Lucas in the making of ''StarWars''. Moebius's involvement in movies continued in 1979 with contributions to the art of Ridley Scott's ''{{Alien}}'' ''Film/{{Alien}}'' and in 1981 to ''{{Tron}}''.''Film/{{Tron}}''. In 1982, he worked with René Laloux on the animated feature film ''TimeMasters''. The 1982 cult movie ''Film/BladeRunner'' used the comic "The Long Tomorrow" (1975) as a main design reference. Other films in which he participated as a concept artist feature ''{{Willow}}'' ''Film/{{Willow}}'' (1988), ''TheAbyss'' ''Film/TheAbyss'' (1989), ''Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland'', ''TheFifthElement'' ''Film/TheFifthElement'' (1997). Those who had a SegaSaturn also might remember his [[NoExportForYou Japanese specific boxart]] for the first ''Panzer Dragoon'', which was conceptually derived from Moebius's 1975 comic, ''Arzach''.
11th Aug '12 3:06:15 PM nombretomado
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In 1975, he collaborated with Alejandro Jodorowski on the art of a film adaptation of ''{{Dune}}''; the project, however, remained stillborn due to Jodorowsky's enormous financial demands (the adaptation would eventually be directed by DavidLynch). The sets produced for Jodorowski's {{Dune}} were later recycled by George Lucas in the making of ''StarWars''. Moebius's involvement in movies continued in 1979 with contributions to the art of Ridley Scott's ''{{Alien}}'' and in 1981 to ''{{Tron}}''. In 1982, he worked with René Laloux on the animated feature film ''TimeMasters''. The 1982 cult movie ''Film/BladeRunner'' used the comic "The Long Tomorrow" (1975) as a main design reference. Other films in which he participated as a concept artist feature ''{{Willow}}'' (1988), ''TheAbyss'' (1989), ''LittleNemo: Adventures in Slumberland'', ''TheFifthElement'' (1997). Those who had a SegaSaturn also might remember his [[NoExportForYou Japanese specific boxart]] for the first ''Panzer Dragoon'', which was conceptually derived from Moebius's 1975 comic, ''Arzach''.

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In 1975, he collaborated with Alejandro Jodorowski on the art of a film adaptation of ''{{Dune}}''; the project, however, remained stillborn due to Jodorowsky's enormous financial demands (the adaptation would eventually be directed by DavidLynch). The sets produced for Jodorowski's {{Dune}} were later recycled by George Lucas in the making of ''StarWars''. Moebius's involvement in movies continued in 1979 with contributions to the art of Ridley Scott's ''{{Alien}}'' and in 1981 to ''{{Tron}}''. In 1982, he worked with René Laloux on the animated feature film ''TimeMasters''. The 1982 cult movie ''Film/BladeRunner'' used the comic "The Long Tomorrow" (1975) as a main design reference. Other films in which he participated as a concept artist feature ''{{Willow}}'' (1988), ''TheAbyss'' (1989), ''LittleNemo: Adventures in Slumberland'', ''Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland'', ''TheFifthElement'' (1997). Those who had a SegaSaturn also might remember his [[NoExportForYou Japanese specific boxart]] for the first ''Panzer Dragoon'', which was conceptually derived from Moebius's 1975 comic, ''Arzach''.
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