- Publisher: HUMANOIDES (Aug. 11 2011)
- Language: French
- ISBN-10: 2731623764
- ISBN-13: 978-2731623765
- Product Dimensions: 33 x 1.2 x 24.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 621 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #156,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
ARZACH N.E. (French)
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C'est un étrange cavalier. Juché sur un drôle d'oiseau qui semble sorti tout droit de la préhistoire, il traverse des paysages intemporels. Son nom ? Arzach. Nul ne sait d'où il vient, ni quel est son but. Créé en 1975 dans le magazine Métal hurlant, le personnage est issu de l'imagination féconde de l'un des plus fameux auteurs de bande dessinée : Jean Giraud, alias Moebius. Giraud s'est fait connaître avec les aventures du lieutenant Blueberry, un western qu'il a commencé à dessiner d'après les scénarios de Charlier et qu'il poursuit aujourd'hui en solo. En parallèle, il a bâti sous le nom de Moebius une oeuvre personnelle originale, teintée de fantastique et d'onirisme. Avec Arzach, l'auteur a voulu "plonger dans des mondes étranges, au-delà du visible".
Le résultat est envoûtant. Bande dessinée muette, sans dialogues ni scénario, Arzach intrigue, amuse, déconcerte. Et fascine par la puissance du trait de Moebius. Un jalon essentiel de l'histoire de la bande dessinée. --Gilbert Jacques --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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i was amazed at unavailability of his definitive art book, for example, Dark horse's recent releases of works of Corben and Bernie Wrightson. I was lucky to buy this book from amazon.ca for 26 bucks, and as soon as i bought the copy, (i think that was the last available one), the price went up to 192 bucks, seriously, some book publisher must come forward and make this legendary artists work available to all the art lovers for affordable price.
this hardcover book i bought, was from a french publisher, so i couldnt understand what was written in the introduction, and some dialogues in the stories inside, but i bought this book for its art only, and i wasnt disappointed, its a large sized book, very nice colours, majority (80 percent) of the book is colour, remaining stories are in black and white, like i said, Moebius's art literally takes you away to his alien worlds, its breathtaking, i am so happy and contend, i finally have his second book at an affordable price in my collection, the first one being Silver Surfer - parable, by Stan Lee and Moebius. Get that one too, its available on amazon at very low price.
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If you are an artist or just a fan this volume is an important addition for your art library!
Moebius was such a prolific illustrator back in the 70's I hope more of his work will be in print soon but I'm happy to have found this volume as this series is considered by many to be his best.
I am certain that over time, Moebius will be remembered as Charlie Parker is, and that his imitators will be as forgotten to time as Charlie Parker's imitators have been forgotten despite their superior popularity when Parker was still alive. There's more French text than I expected, but it only spurs me further to get out my old French dictionary and get as much as I can get out of this wonderful volume, which costs less than $5 in Kindle format. *****
This small edition is in French, but there are only a couple of stories that have text, so if you don't speak the language and just want to look at Moebius' work, you'll be fine. Most of the stories have no words. There's only 54 pages of artwork, so it's pretty short.
The artwork is very colorful, but the line work is very blurry and varies in quality from story to story. Zooming in to look at details you realize the lines, which are amazing in Moebius' printed work, are extremely mushy and low resolution. Some stories are better than other, but overall it's very, very disappointing. The very first story, "La Deviation" is completely in black and white, but when you zoom in the blurriness and jpeg artifact around the lines are unacceptable. Even the text is hard to read. In addition, there are a couple of spreads that are broken up over following pages, so you can't view them properly. As an artist looking at Moebius' work, this is frustrating. I am viewing this on an iPad 2 which does not have a Retina display.
I gave it a "great" review for writing because Mobeius is a genius. It has minimal violence and minimal nudity (not really sexual). Some of the language (in French) may not be suitable for younger children.
Overall, if you like his work, it's worth the US$6 for the download, but the quality of the artwork is very disappointing.