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Rumfuddle
September 17th, 2002, 10:03 AM
Are there any Moebius fans out there?
If there are I'll get the ball rolling by raving about how beautiful and extraordinary I think the EDENA books are......

BigStinker
February 9th, 2003, 03:08 AM
Did you find the design elements of The Fifth Element to be very Moebius-like?


http://www.lambiek.net/artists/moebius/moebius_futuristic.jpg http://home1.swipnet.se/~w-12454/fe/media/5thleelooonledge.jpg

Rumfuddle
February 9th, 2003, 04:30 AM
Very... tho' you'd never fully capture those fantastic almost mystical Moebius colours on film, even animated film.
I presume you know he worked on the set design for 5th Element. He's been producing artwork for a long time now, over forty years, and in recent years has begun to "dabble" more in other areas. He designed the costumes for the first Alien flick, quite a while ago now. These days he's been working on designs for the movie version of Arthur C. Clarke's Rendevouz with Rama, which seems to be taking forever.
At one stage he seemed to want to establish himself as a "conceptual designer", whatever the heck that is. I suppose once he'd had a stamp issued in his honour as an illustrator in France in the late eighties he figured he'd reach his peak in gaphic arts. I still prefer his graphic novels though and have been very happy to see in recent years new editions of the Incal sf series.
Beautiful image, has made my Sunday morning happy :D Thanks.

BigStinker
February 9th, 2003, 06:55 AM
Originally posted by Rumfuddle
Very... tho' you'd never fully capture those fantastic almost mystical Moebius colours on film, even animated film.

I agree!



I presume you know he worked on the set design for 5th Element.

When I first saw the movie, the costumes, even the hairstyles, of the characters had such a strong resemblance to his work I assumed that the designers had used his work as a platform for the film.

Do you happen to know if there's any place on the net that I could find some of the design sketches he did for the film?

Edited to add...

Now that I've been doing a search for his work on the Fifth Element I did find this picture which really reminds me of the movie. Even if it wasn't an actual production drawing!

http://www.heavybit.com/img/moebius_fall.gif

BigStinker
February 9th, 2003, 07:41 AM
I found a couple!

http://www.supercable.es/~juanpi/images/element2.jpg http://www.supercable.es/~juanpi/images/element.gif


If your interested, here are some good online galleries of his work.

http://www.q-consulting.com/cdg2-generated/Artists/moebius_michael/

http://www.supercable.es/~juanpi/galeria.htm

and this one has some of his film sketches as well, but not many. I'm still going through the site, my french is kinda rusty... :D

http://perso.club-internet.fr/ptritten/bd/moebius

Rumfuddle
February 9th, 2003, 11:16 AM
Nice links BigStinker!
I've found he's not the easiest man to find on the web, and anything with a language I can't understand tends to scare me away! Thanks for doing all the hard work there ;)


That first image you posted is fairly recent, 2001; it's the first page of After the Incal where we see detective John Difool falling from a great height. It's the first time I've seen M. use digital colouring and not watercolour, pastel or other paints. The city is indeed very 5th element; tho' John difool is not Bruce Willis.
The Rendezvous with Rama site is here http://www.rendezvouswithrama.com

BigStinker
February 9th, 2003, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by Rumfuddle
Nice links BigStinker!
I've found he's not the easiest man to find on the web, and anything with a language I can't understand tends to scare me away!


Ya, me too! :D

Thanks for the link... you have me all interested in Mob all over again! I'm gonna have to search some of this stuff out at my local comic book stores!

Rumfuddle
February 9th, 2003, 01:22 PM
I'm curious; is he easy to find in your sector of the Galaxy? I started this thread back in September and it was looking like no one had heard of him. I live in Spain and he's very well known here, due to proximity to France I suppose. His latest offering is always on prominent display in comic shops.

BigStinker
February 9th, 2003, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by Rumfuddle
I'm curious; is he easy to find in your sector of the Galaxy? I started this thread back in September and it was looking like no one had heard of him. I live in Spain and he's very well known here, due to proximity to France I suppose. His latest offering is always on prominent display in comic shops.

Tell you the truth, I have no idea, I don't often collect comics any longer unless I'm out with a good friend of mine that still collects and we end up at a store.

Collecting is an awefully expensive hobby and addiction!:D