Oh man. This is just too good – definitely one of my best book purchases as of late.
“Le Monde d’Edena” (The World of Edena) is a series of graphic novels by legendary French artist Moebius. It was inspired by a portfolio Moebius made for the French car manufacturer Citroën, called “The Star”.
This Japanese edition has conveniently compiled six of the Le Monde novel series in a handsome hard cover collection. I am unaware if there are any French / English version compilation out there – perhaps any Moebius expert can let me and the readers here know.
Every time when I look at Moebius’s art work I see the influence of his illustration style in so many other great artists out there – Otomo Katsuhiro ( Akira ), Katsuya Terada ( Monkey King ), Miyazaki Hayao, and Yukito Kishiro ( Battle Angel Alita ), just to name a few.
(above) Most of the content in this book features Moebius’s simpler, cleaner style of illustration, but as we move nearer to the end we are treated to some of his more painterly and detailed panels of art work, (below) which I absolutely love. What a treat ! Also be sure to check out his black and white collection of art work in the book 40 Days Dans Le Desert.
(above and below) How a combination of such simple composition and subject matter can achieve so much aesthetic beauty is really baffling and astounding to me – a real testament to the creative prowess of Moebius.
Almost 400 pages of gorgeous Moebius art work in a sturdy hardback volume, a real bang for your buck. Very, very highly recommended.
– Dimensions – 10.3 x 7.8 x 1.3 inches
– Hardcover, 392 pages
– Full color, In Japanese
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