Today we wave farewell to Moebius, a true master of everything comics. He will be missed but never forgotten.
CBR has a write-up with links to many wonderful tributes this morning. And do check out this BBC documentary on this great man’s life:
It’s my job to always have one eye out for the Next Big Thing In Comics. To hunt down the best comics have to offer and to keep my customers right on that bleeding edge, discovering their favorite new comic creators before the rest of the industry catches on. So with San Diego Comic Con is coming up I thought now was a good time to let you all know about your next favorite comic creator before the official announcements hit.
Chances are you haven’t heard of Dave Taylor yet (unless you’re a reader of 2000ad that is)… but that is all about to change. Because in only a few weeks DC is going to be announcing the Batman project Taylor has been quietly working on for the past year.
With a style that brings to mind all the best aspects of Frank Quitely, Seth Fisher and Moebius there isn’t a doubt in my mind that whatever they announce about him at SDCC is going to blow people’s minds. If that image above (just a piece of a panel) hasn’t already made your pulse quicken allow me to let Mister Taylor show you what he can do, go ahead and click this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, and this … and then check out this absolutely gorgeous Iron Man variant cover and this mind-blowing view of Mega-City One.
See, he’s your next favorite comic artist, isn’t he?!
I’ve been following Dave’s blog carefully over the last couple years (as well as making sure my collection has everything that I can get of his work before he hits big here with American comic readers), and it’s pretty clear that it’s very soon that DC finally announces the “high-end Batman project” he’s been hinting at. Trust me, whatever it is, it’s going to be big.
Check out Dave’s blog and see even more drop-dead gorgeous artwork here:
And watch for that Dave Taylor Batman news at San Diego Comic Con!
UPDATE: Well it looks like the settings on my Orb of Agamotto are set a little farther in the future than I thought! According to Mister Taylor himself we’re going to have wait just a little bit longer until the project he and his “mystery author” are working on detonates the US comics market.
I guess that just gives all of us just a little more time to enjoy his work before he becomes one of the biggest names in comics… and with that in mind, I suggest scooping up some of his original art from his website while it’s still affordable! Here’s the page I’m buying. What amazing Dave Taylor original art are you guys getting?
Back during the speculation-crazed days of the 90s it seemed like there were collectable trading cards for everything. There were cards dedicated to blues guitarists, attacking dinosaurs, sexy robots, serial killers, and even the Iran-Contra Scandal… and yes, even sets dedicated to comic book creators.
Check out this great collection of comic creator cards featuring some of the industry’s greatest talents, from Moebius to Wally Wood to Harvey Pekar to Bob Kane (pictured here). They are awesomely cool and nerdy!