One of the few documentaries at Fantastic Fest this year also played Comic-Con earlier this summer -- Moebius Redux: A Life in Pictures. This look at the influential and extraordinary artwork from Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, is engaging even if you know nothing about the artist -- like me before I saw the film.

The movie is at first glance a standard interview-driven biography of Giraud/Moebius, the French artist whose comic book illustrations appeared in Heavy Metal (the U.S. version of a French magazine Giraud helped launch), and who also worked on several movies. Moebius Redux is narrated through a voiceover by Giraud taken from interviews. The film also relies on onscreen input from people who worked on movies with Giraud like Alejandro Jodorowsky and Dan O'Bannon; and fellow comic-book artists such as Philippe Druillet, Jim Lee (X-Men) and Mike Mignola (Hellboy), not to mention H.R. Giger and Stan Lee.
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