Moebius

I noticed recently the passing of another seminal comic book artist – Moebius. The legendary and influential frenchman crossed over into films too and in my book was most famous for designing the amazing costumes in the original Alien film. I think this was his first foray into films and we have Ridley Scott to thank for that. he went on an helped with the original Tron and a few others.

He added another dimension to the look of Alien and his approach to the costume designs was really different at the time – we all thought the future would be white and clinical with futuristic fabrics. His japanese-influenced spacesuits set the benchmark for spacesuit designs (if that’s actually possible) and for me, along with Giger’s Alien, were amongst the stand out elements of the production design.

I never really delved too deep into his book work and one of his most famous books is his take on the Silver Surfer which will be my first port of call. If anyone has any other recommendations, please let me know.

You can see more of his work here.

 

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