Möbius art Studios -Comix!


Sequential art is a fancy word for comic books. Except they aren't always comic. They also aren't always in book form, although that is becoming increasingly popular. "Graphic novels" is another term for the visual illustrated storytelling medium which is starting to gain the respect in the US that it has long had in Europe and Asia, where the general populace is not still living in the 1950's and thinking comic books are only for children.

Here are some samples of some of my work in this medium. I do autobiographical work, as well as my own quirky sort of humour, tinged with surrealism and Science Fiction. I don't live in a box though. I'll draw whatever I want to. Some of my work is based on my dreams. I'm currently associated with the boston comics roundtable and have published some work in their anthology, with more to come.


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When I made my debut as a published comic book artist a few years ago, it was assisting the notable Goth Humourist, musician, animator, artist/writer Voltaire by doing some digital shading for his current TPB (trade paper-back) a collection called Deady the evil Teddy, volume 3. Also among the creators involved in this book is Neil Gaiman! Not too shabby. Neil, in case you are living in a cave is the premier writer in Comics, as well as a worldwide top selling novelist, and screenplay author, who's movie Mirrormask is now availble on DVD. Neil recently recieved an award for having received more awards than anyone else. (ok not really, I made that bit up, but it seems inevitable). Here is a cropped detail image of a page I shaded, first you see the orignal linework, then the shaded art, then just my shading, so you can see precisely what my contribution to the page was. I should point out that I had to mimic Voltaire's style of shading, which he is perfectly capable of doing, (given more lenient deadlines, and less Captain Morgan), and that like all the shaders on this book, he later made some adjustments to our art for uniformity's sake. Much thanks to Voltaire for the gig, and to Donna, for letting me know about the opportunity.

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unfortunately the pages are not numbered in this book, however to let you know exactly what I did, flip open your copy of the book, (you don't have one? Go buy one!) the interior cover has the indicia (copyright and publication information) on it, the next page you see, the "splash page" is page #1. I shaded pages 24, 34, 35 (except the flower monster in the upper right hand corner, and the rather upside down strawberry looking monster at the bottom, oh, nor did I shade the 2 critters flanking him on that page) and I did page 44, (which took 11 hours!)

Some (possibly all, haven't checked thoroughly yet), of the pages I did were reprinted in a collected edition "the big book of Deady", on store shelves now where-ever fine comix are sold! Also I'll be doing new stuff for "Deady: Big in Japan" due out later this year, possibly early next year.

Experimenting with a different way of formatting web-comix, this one is an image map.
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Another form of sequential art is animation. Here are my latest animated gifs. Click the third one to see a large gif in a new browser window, (file is 1.2MB)

hand drawn cel animation.
© 2004 J. Möbius.


sequenced digital photomanipulations
© 2004 J. Möbius.


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Click this image to view a larger (1.5MB) really cool animated gif.
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