Monday, July 16, 2012

Jean Moebius Giraud 1938-2012

I was a fairly late convert to Jean Giraud (Moebius)'s work, despite being fluent in french, and having easy access to European Bandes Dessinées, until my late teens I had only been aware of him through his work on Métal Hurlant (Heavy Metal). Since then I've made the effort to seek out more of his work, though I've still barely scratched the surface.

I have been (slowly) working on this project called Pure Steele for the passed months, and one day when walking to my day job in Montreal, I passed a bookstore and in its window display, tucked neatly at the side I see L'homme Du Ciguri:

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Immediately, the thought inhabited me that I needed to draw an homage to this cover using Steele, the piece was just so perfectly layed out in my mind. So, I set out and got a cream colored paper to evoke the desert:

And then proceeded to color it in Photoshop:

In all, I'm quite satisfied with the result, and I look forward to a lifetime of getting to know, and continuing to get inspired by, Moebius' vast library of work.