“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
In speaking with a friend the other night, the works of Moebius came up in the conversation, which planted the seed in my mind to do this image. When I look at Moebius' work I'm constantly trying to recalibrate whatever concepts I'm looking at because I'm either just really slow or he's just an illustrator way ahead of his time. It's a little of both, I think.
Oh wait! Well wishes to my dear, dear friend and mentor Sam Liu (visit his blog, marvel at The Liu, and leave comments telling him how awesome he is) - who just got out of the hospital after getting his gall bladder removed and replaced with a cybernetic one that has X-ray capabilities, transforms into a pulse rifle, and reads high definition BluRay discs. Okay, only part of that statement is true.
So, I guess I dedicate this image to Sam because much like Arzach he also...um...likes to fish for...um...giant eggs? I dunno. Anyhoo - feel better Sam! You're gonna be back on your feet in no time.
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