Mixed feelingson 15/03/2012 at 14:47
Last week was a good one for me. The 2nd Edition of Cpt Wayne in eBook format was approved on the iBookstore and I’m making good progress with both the online version of Volume 1 and the scripting and concept work on volume 2. Things are moving along nicely and it looks as though I’ll actually be posting a graphic novel on this site!
For the world of comics, last week was a sad one. I am not a person who mourns every time a celebrity passes away. I don’t think it’s my place to make it a point to everyone I know that I was personally affected by the death of someone I didn’t know. Know. Not know about, and I think it’s easy not to make the difference.
As I was saying, last week the world of comics experienced a great loss: French artist and phenomenon Jean Giraud died of cancer. Surfing the Internet you will find lots and lots of info about this amazing artist who for sure inspired more than one generation of illustrators, designers, authors and storytellers. His work made its mark on me as I grew up and growing up in France in the late seventies in itself made it pretty hard to ignore comics. He was a major influence on the ‘bandes dessinées’ scene. I still have vivid memories of watching ’Les Maîtres du Temps’ as a kid and to be frank at the time I got a little confused as far as who was making which sci-fi comics in France, Moebius’s influence was so great that many seemed to want to emulate him.
The drawing I’ve attached to this post is my own little way of paying some kind of tribute to Moebius, I hope you will only see it as that.
Another way to show my appreciation will be to read ‘l’Incal’ again.
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