Moebius' Little Panthéon: Arzak - new book published by Moebius Productions / ISBN 9782908766196 / 176-page hardback, 10 x 12.5 inches (in the style of the book La Ricerca del Tempo), illustrated throughout
"I consider [Moebius] more important than Doré."--Federico Fellini
An entire art book devoted to Moebius' iconic character, the enigmatic Arzach, and his pterodactyl companion.
This 176-page full-color art book is profusely illustrated with all the best-known illustrations and paintings of Harzak as well as many rare and previously unknown drawings of the character and his universe.
In addition, for those wanting to know more about this mysterious traveler and his beloved pterodactyl, the entire text is in both English and French, delving into the character with numerous quotes from Moebius.
A beautiful gilded embossed clothbound hardcover with a silk ribbon bookmark.
Moebius' Little Panthéon: Arzak offers an in-depth exploration of the figure with the pointed hat, an emblematic figure of the Moebiusian universe. From the Heavy Metal origins to the androgynous or spiritual representations that followed, this 8-chapter artbook is a tribute to the many facets and alternative versions of Arzak. It talks about time and space, war and peace, loneliness and multiplicity... For in over forty years of "paper" life, the bond established between Moebius and Arzak is full of complexity and depth. The character's personal mythology is linked with that of his creator, his style and personality evolving with Moebius over time. A solitary warrior, a sage of the desert or a star watcher, the very essence of Arzak does not change -- Moebius thus offers an exhilarating exercise, in search of this figure with a flying cape and piercing eyes, or of its majestic bird, in every drawing, every cartoon, every interview...
Enriched with various comments, quotations and extracts about Arzak and his parallel representations, this book of images remains above all a beautiful graphic journey that highlights the multiple techniques used by Moebius: Rotring pen, acrylic painting and digital techniques are as many mediums that he did not hesitate to explore, for our greatest pleasure. Moebius' Little Pantheon: Arzak is a must-have for any fan of Moebius' work, but will undoubtedly please those who discover this fascinating universe for the first time.