Ash Ave Comics is celebrating the release of Dark Horse Comics’ Moebius Library :The World of Edena by hosting a tribute art show for the comics legend Moebius on Wednesday, October 26, timed to the release of Moebius Library. The release party begins at 7 PM, and the art show features work from 10 artists with pieces paying homage to Moebius and his many worlds of creation. Artists showing are Matt Connelly, Ellie Craze. David Delloso, Mike Dubisch, Isaac Fainkujen, Taggy Gerwin, Derk Harron, Russ Kazmierczak, Michael Pang, and Ryan Quackenbush.
Why a Moebius tribute art show? A tribute show to the late French creator seemed like a natural extension of my love for his work as a fan, and to use this opportunity as a retailer to promote the release of the Moebius Library and to introduce his work to new readers wasn’t an opportunity I was going to pass on. The majority of Moebius’ work has been out of print in the US for decades, the possibility of these long out of print works finding a new audience, not just in the US, but a younger audience who was only recently introduced to his work through The Incal and other Humanoids publications, is immensely satisfying.
It’s not only the lack of access to Moebius’ comics, translated to English as well, it’s what he made. If Jack Kirby is our American “King of Comics,” then Moebius is his French equivalent. Scottish comics artist Frank Quitely (Jupiter’s Legacy, We3) said this about Moebius style of artwork: “Everything that makes his designs, comic covers, illustrations and individual drawings and paintings beautiful, striking, well composed and effectively realized, is also employed in his strip-work. The ability to make not just a collection of wonderful images, but to make those images work together in sequence, is a whole other art-form in itself, and Moebius excelled as much in the fluidity of his storytelling as he did in the brilliance of his linework.”
Please join us on Wednesday, October 26 at 7 PM at Ash Ave Comics to celebrate the release the Moebius Library: The World of Edena, and to see his creations through the eyes of other creators at our art tribute show.
To celebrate the release of Dark Horse Comics and Moebius Production’s Moebius Library: The World of Edena we are holding a release party to celebrate the work of the comics legend, with some material appearing in English for the first time. To celebrate the release of the first volume of the Moebius Library, Ash Ave Comics is holding an art show to honor the legacy of this comics legend.
We are asking all interested artists to submit artwork honoring Jean Giraud (Moebius) by Wednesday, September 21st, our intention is to hold an art show at the shop on Wednesday October 26, the day of release for this first volume of works published in this partnership. We also plan on creating a mini-comic with the art of the submitted artists for the release part on the night of the 26th. We’re looking for original art paying clear homage to the works of Moebius or interpreting characters or well known pieces of his art. We are requiring that all art submitted be a physical piece of art, as much as we admire digital, we’d like to hang these around the shop for the release party. However if you would like to submit a physical piece of artwork and a scan of the art, that would be appreciated but not required. We would also ask that artists provide their own frames for the show. The shop is allowing all artists who sell their original art at the shop to keep the entirety of the profits.
Please contact the shop at firstname.lastname@example.org with submissions or any questions about submissions for the release party. Cheers!
Free Comic Book Day returns this Saturday May 7, 2016! Stop by Ash Ave Comics from 9 AM to 8 PM, in addition to tons of free titles, we’re having a shop widesale. This will be the 15th year of FCBD, and there’s 48 titles up for grabs this year.
This year’s “gold level” books include Serenity and Hellboy from Dark Horse, Suicide Squad from DC, Rom from IDW, and Civil War II from Marvel. Take a look at all of the titles we’ll be giving away this year!