Dark Horse and Moebius Production add to Moebius Library

Moebius Library: Inside Moebius Part 1

US publisher Dark Horse has announced the third volume in the Moebius Library with Moebius Library: Inside Moebius Part 1.

Dark Horse is working closely with Moebius Production in France to produce the beginning of Moebius’s intensely personal project in English for the first time. Moebius Library: Inside Moebius Part 1 follows Moebius as he explores both his mind and the beautiful, expansive desert of his own creation.

Moebius draws himself encountering some of his favourite characters – creations like Blueberry, Arzak, and Major Grubert – and also meets a younger version of himself as some hard realities from life encroach upon his reveries.

A six-part study, the book collects the first two chapters in this fantastic exploration of a creator meeting his own creations.

Jean Henri Gaston Giraud, who died in 2012, was a French artist, cartoonist and writer who worked in the Franco-Belgian bandes dessinées tradition. He deservedly earned garnered worldwide acclaim predominantly under the pseudonym Mœbius and to a lesser extent Gir, which he used for the Blueberry series and his Western themed paintings.

Esteemed by Federico Fellini, Stan Lee and Hayao Miyazaki among others, he was, and remains, one of the most influential bandes dessinées artists.

Moebius Library: Inside Moebius Part 1 goes on sale 7th February 2018, and is available for preorder and at your local comic shop.

Dark Horse will release all parts to this exceptional, intimate series in 2018, and will also release Moebius Library: The Art of Edena on 20th December, which has already met with praise from reviewers.

“Glowingly illustrated in the elegant clear-line art and rich colours for which Moebius is justly revered, the book careens spectacularly through science fiction, fantasy, allegory, pop psychology, and psychedelia,” noted Publishers Weekly, while AV Club commented the book features nearly all of Moebius’ “aesthetic and intellectual concerns: gargantuan spaces, mystic crystals, and the play of the masculine and the feminine.”

“Although many American publishers have petitioned Moebius Production for English licensing rights, it is a testament to Dark Horse’s relationship with the Giraud family and the stellar, commendable work of editor Philip R. Simon that this new The World of Edena collection now exists,” enthused ICv2.

The New York Times bestseller and Eisner award-winner Moebius Library: The World of Edena was released last year.

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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