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hastapura:

"There was something I got from [Alex] Toth that I thought was very useful. He didn’t use photo-reference. What he would do, if he had to draw John Wayne or a specific car, he would study it, put the book down, and then go and do it on his own. And I tried  my own way to use that Toth-ian approach, but in terms of tone. So I would spend some time looking at Moebius. There’s a shot in Battling Boy with a giant city. I knew I had to quickly and elegantly show the scale of the city and I knew it had to look kind of Mediterranean, old and ossified. And so I was looking at a lot of Moebius, specifically Inside Moebius, his later stuff, and then put it down and created something out of my brain. Moebius uses a lot of these Leone-esque horizon line shots where you’re seeing something over the shoulder, from ground level. That kind of telegraphs “epic,” widescreen stuff. That was what I was going for. So I’d look at Moebius, put it down and then think about it and make my own thing.”
- Paul Pope on Battling Boy in The Comics Journal

hastapura:

"There was something I got from [Alex] Toth that I thought was very useful. He didn’t use photo-reference. What he would do, if he had to draw John Wayne or a specific car, he would study it, put the book down, and then go and do it on his own. And I tried  my own way to use that Toth-ian approach, but in terms of tone. So I would spend some time looking at Moebius. There’s a shot in Battling Boy with a giant city. I knew I had to quickly and elegantly show the scale of the city and I knew it had to look kind of Mediterranean, old and ossified. And so I was looking at a lot of Moebius, specifically Inside Moebius, his later stuff, and then put it down and created something out of my brain. Moebius uses a lot of these Leone-esque horizon line shots where you’re seeing something over the shoulder, from ground level. That kind of telegraphs “epic,” widescreen stuff. That was what I was going for. So I’d look at Moebius, put it down and then think about it and make my own thing.”

- Paul Pope on Battling Boy in The Comics Journal

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So, there’s a Moebius tribute going on at the Electric Ant Zine blog, and I just finished up my contribution. This was based on a trading card for ‘The Ciguri.’ Not really a character per se, but it was a good exercise. Moebius had a great way of visualizing space and alien worlds, I definitely need to study more of his work in this regard. 

So, there’s a Moebius tribute going on at the Electric Ant Zine blog, and I just finished up my contribution. This was based on a trading card for ‘The Ciguri.’ Not really a character per se, but it was a good exercise. Moebius had a great way of visualizing space and alien worlds, I definitely need to study more of his work in this regard. 

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