220 images from Alien
including behind the scenes photos, concept art and early effects shots.
Released in 1987, The Masters of Comic Book Art
is a collection of interviews with notable cartoonists on their creations, creativity, and craft, introduced by Harlan Ellison. [more inside]
The Airtight Garage
(some images may be NSFW) is a blog that explores the artwork of Moebius (Jean Giraud), France's most acclaimed comic book artist. It is named after The Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius
, a comic loosely based on Micheal Moorcock's protean hero.
Moebius was recently the subject of an appreciation in Comics Alliance.
Behold the Moebius Gear.
Includes a description of the entire process from modeling to fabrication for your reading pleasure.
Illustrator Nate Simpson
was a longtime veteran of the video game and concept art industries. Back in 2009, he opted to take a year off from work to work on Gordon and the Stareater
, his first attempt at sequential art.This week, Simpson's first major-publisher creator-owned comics project, Nonplayer
, hit the stands courtesy of the folks at Image. How'd the experiment work out? [more inside]
is best known for his direction of the 1973 animated film La Planète Sauvage
, titled Fantastic Planet
in English, but his life in film started earlier
. His first shorts came from his painting and shadow puppetry workshops
with the patients of La Borde psychiatric clinic
. Laloux continued to work in animation, making one short himself, then collaborating with four different artists (Roland Topor
, and Caza
), turning out a total of 10 shorts and 3 feature films. [Surreal, NSFW videos and images inside] [more inside]
"Fabulas Panicas" (Panic Fables)
. Filmmaker and frequent Moebius
collaborator Alexandro Jodorwsky, had his own trippy newspaper comic in the 60s .(previous Jodorwsky and Moebius
Chris Foss concept art for Dune
, with bonus Nostromo. The images were produced for Alejandro Jodorowsky's 1974 attempt at filming the story
, with other artists involved including Moebius
and HR Giger
. Though the project failed Jodorowsky collaborated further with Moebius to lay the groundwork for his own Dune-like comicbook universe
(and a trailer for an animated version of it
was even created). More visions of Arrakis can be seen on this page of Dune cover artwork through the ages
, with bonus midi Toto.
The Long Tomorrow
is a short, twelve page, comic by Moebius
produced in 1956-76 which tells the noir story of a private detective hired to pick up a parcel for a sultry dame. The art and the world it depicted was visionary; a world that is one giant, teeming, vertical metropolis. [via
: Knot Divided
at the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships
2005. Previous Mefi discussion