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Moebius (1938-2012)

French artist Jean Giraud, better known as Moebius to his fans, died today.

His work had a profound influence on a huge number of filmmakers and comic book artists. Moebius did the set and costume design for Tron, and though he didn't work on Blade Runner directly, his work had a great influence on that film as well. His short story comic The Long Tomorrow -- a film noir set in the future, written by Dan O'Bannon and illustrated by Moebius in 1975 -- quite obviously had an impact on Ridley Scott's Blade Runner.

BBC Four produced a documentary about Moebius in 2007 titled In Search of Moebius. It's presented in three parts below.


In Search of Moebius - Jean Giraud clip1/3 by foivosloxias


In Search of Moebius - Jean Giraud _clip2/3 by foivosloxias


In Search of Moebius - Jean Giraud_clip3/3 by foivosloxias

Rick Santorum's Dystopia of the Year 2014

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home (1954)

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home (1954)