18 Wisdom-Filled Tips to Aspiring Artists from Moebius

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Cropped illustrations by Moebius.


Jean Giraud, better known to the world as acclaimed comic book artist of mystic proportions, Moebius, gave his famous lecture in 1994 titled “Breve manual para historietistas” - a brief manual for cartoonists - then later published in Mexican newspaper "La Jornada." The text has been highly regarded by cartooning professionals the world over and has been annotated and written about in length by different artists and observers. Moebius, a famous cartoonist, became known throughout the world after working on the concept art for movies such as "Alien," "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" and "The Fifth Element." Writing about the document on the Open Culture website, Jonathan Crow says:


Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, was a comic book artist who combined blinding speed with boundless imagination. He shaped the look of Alien, Empire Strikes Back and The Fifth Element. He reimagined the Silver Surfer for Stan Lee. And he is an acknowledged influence on everyone from Japanese animating great Hayao Miyazaki to sci-fi writer William Gibson.


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