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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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.