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Moebius’ Concept Art for ‘The Abyss,’ James Cameron’s 1989 Undersea Epic

Jean Giraud's early sketches of the NTIs ("non-terrestrial intelligence") are beautiful works of art on their own

Heavy Metal Magazine in the ’70s: The Back Covers

Heavy Metal was such a vital showcase, particularly in the early days, that there was a wealth of material, and sometimes the art on the back cover was as good or nearly so as what got the glory spot up front.

How ‘Blade Runner’ Inspired ‘Robocop’

When a young screenwriter wandered onto the set of a Ridley Scott sci-fi noir thriller, it gave him his own idea that would see the screen six years later.

Moebius Story ‘La Planete Encore’ as CGI Animation

French comics artist Moebius made many contributions to film, most significantly as a designer. We see his handiwork in Tron, Willow, The Fifth Element and other movies for which he handled concept art or visual development. But video versions of Moebius’ own stories, many of which ran in Heavy Metal are rare. In 2003, 14 […]