Jeff and Russell talk about Moebius and Jodorowsky’s Madwoman of the Sacred Heart. It was released in three volumes in French as Le Cœur couronné from 1992-98. The translation we’re working with is a new version from Humanoids publishing released in 2011. We also use this particular book to talk a bit about Moebius and Jodorowsky’s other work, although they’re both so prolific it’s hard to be comprehensive in the amount of time we have.
You can quickly see that part one is characterized by much larger panels of three tiers.
Part three has at least four tiers and smaller panels, just packing the story in there.
The Eccumenical conference, where each religion answers a basically unanswerable question differently.
Here’s an example of how Moebius is working in Blueberry. You can see a lot of similar elements, Moebius is really focusing on details and realism in Blueberry whereas I think in Madwoman it’s a lot more about being evocative, but you can see quite a bit of realism in Madwoman as well.
We talk about how the panel in the upper right feels a bit like a cell from an animation. It just works so well in context with the entire page.
We talk about Diosamante briefly and I wanted to just showcase this particular page. Every page is truly amazing, Jean-Claude Gal is a master artist.
All images from Madwoman of the Sacred Heart are by and copyright Jean Giraud/Moebius, written by Alejandro Jodorowsky, translated and published by Humanoids publishing.
Image from Blueberry by and copyright Jean Giraud/Moebius, written by Jean-Michel Charlier, translated and published by Marvel Comics.
Image from Diosamante by and copyright Jean-Claude Gal, written by Alejandro Jodorowsky, translated and published by Humanoids publishing.