Legendary Artist Jean Giraud, Alias Moebius, Passes Away

Mobius passed today, the world is a sadder pafor itstBy: Kevin Melrose, Souce: Comic Book Resources

Jean Giraud, the enormously influential French comic artist widely known as Moebius, passed away this morning in Paris following a long illness, RFI reports. He was 73.

While Giraud and his works are far better known in his native France than in the United States, it’s virtually impossible to overstate his influence on comics artists, writers and readers around the globe. For evidence, look no further than Twitter, where “Jean Giraud” and “Moebius” are worldwide trending topics.

Co-creator, with writer Jean-Michel Charlier, of the Western comic strip “Fort Navajo” and its hugely popular spinoff “Blueberry,” Giraud was born in 1938 in the Parisian suburb of Nogent-sur-Marne, where he spent his childhood drawing cowboys and Indians. Continue reading

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Let's talk about remakesNext week, Earth Station One tackles the hot button topic of remakes and reimaginings in all media from TV, movies, comic books, video games, and more. What were the best remakes? What were the worst? No matter which side of the remake fence you fall on, this is sure to be a lively discussion.

We want to hear from you. What are your favorite remakes? What remakes do you wish never happened? And why? Let us know at http://www.esopodcast.com, at the ESO Facebook Group, email us at esopodcast@gmail.com, or call us at 404-963-9057 with your list. We might just read yours on the show.

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ESO Episode 101: Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!

Earth Station One Episode 101: Gotta Sing, Got to DanceThis week, the Earth Station One crew has a song in its heart as we discuss our favorite musicals! Join Mike, Mike, Bobby, Judy, Dan, and special guests Dr. Q and Talloolah Love for a musical jaunt down memory lane. Will the crew be able to get Bobby to sing? Tune in to find out! We also talk to Friend of the Station Mark Heffernan about the recent Image Expo and actor Rodney Hall about the upcoming Days of the Dead Atlanta convention. All this, plus the usual Rants, Raves, Shout Outs and Khan report!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance
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Smoke and Mirrors comic by IDW, Launches with Magic Effects

Smoke and MirrorsIDW Publishing today released the all-new, creator-owned SMOKE AND MIRRORS. This five-issue series will set a unique standard for comics. Created by award-winning writer Mike Costa (GI JOE: COBRA, Blackhawks) who is also a member of the Magic Castle and acclaimed indie-artist Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts, Blast Furnace), SMOKE AND MIRRORS is also the first comics project for Jon Armstrong who is one of the finest sleight-of-hand artists in the world and a consultant in . This innovative team has incorporated engaging, mind-bending illusions and mentalism principles into SMOKE AND MIRRORS, creating an amazing magical experience using only ink and paper.

“I’ve been with IDW for almost four years now, and in that time they’ve taken some really crazy risks with me in terms of the stories I wanted to tell and the storytelling devices I used to tell them. After showing so much good faith, I decided it was time to return the favor and start taking those risks on a book of my own,” said Costa. “SMOKE AND MIRRORS is my first creator-owned book, and I am immensely proud to have it published by this company that has given the industry some of the greatest creator-owned books of the last decade. The only thing I’m more proud of is the fact that I get to do it with Ryan Browne, a ridiculously talented artist who has been my best friend for literally 20 years, and Jon Armstrong, one of the finest magicians I’ve ever seen, and my friend and mentor.”
Armstrong, Browne and Costa revolutionize the comics experience by using magic as a storytelling technique in SMOKE AND MIRRORS. Continue reading