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"Les Yeux Du Chat" by Moebius/Jodorowsky

Posted in Comics & Manga, Eyecandy, Horror / Goth, Illustration by Suzanne on February 25th, 2011 | BBC Wikipedia


Page from Les Yeux Du Chat by Alejandro Jodorowsky, illustrated by Jean Giraud/Moebius - click to enlarge

Now people who know me are aware that yellow really isn't my colour of choice, but when I spotted these absolutely breathtaking Moebius illustrations over at the blog for all things Moebius, Quenched Consciousness (recommended to me by the amazing Nicholas Kahn), to Alejandro Jodorowsky's Les Yeux Du Chat, I had to rethink.

Quenched Consciousness says about the concept behind the series:

"So Les Yeux Du Chat’s narrative is a pretty simple one, but it’s got kind of an interesting structure. The book is like a series of two page spreads [...] (In) every odd numbered, or lefthand, page [...] all that can be seen is the silhouette of a man and the frame of his window [...]. The righthand pages are gorgeous splash pages showing a bird (named Meduz) attack and kill a cat, steal its eyes, and bring them to the man in the tower (who has an apparent psychic link with Meduz).

This simple back and forth of the page structure is surprisingly engrossing, both humanizing this sad man desperate to see and elevating the life of a bird to a kind of intimidating scale.

In all it’s 53 pages in length, the size a typical French album comic book."


Page from Les Yeux Du Chat by Alejandro Jodorowsky, illustrated by Jean Giraud/Moebius - click to enlarge

You can see some of the scans revealing architectural visions that would make a Hugh Ferriss and Fritz Lang tremble in awe, beautifully rendered animal scenes reminiscent of Christopher Conn Askew and apocalyptic dehumanisations à la Zdzislaw Beksinski by looking up the Yeux du chat tag on QC's Tumblr.


Page from Les Yeux Du Chat by Alejandro Jodorowsky, illustrated by Jean Giraud/Moebius - click to enlarge

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5 comments to " "Les Yeux Du Chat" by Moebius/Jodorowsky "

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    Maika says:

    Oh my, thank you very much for sharing these fantastic illustrations and for passing along the link to that wonderful blog. Thank goodness for Moebius and Jodorowsky, both. You've made my night complete.

    February 27th, 2011 at 9:56 am

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    Suzanne says:

    I know! It's such a dream team. I should really try to get hold of that publication.

    February 28th, 2011 at 10:02 am

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    Suzanne G. – Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten» Blog Archive » Four Days of Jodorowsky (WITH Jodorowsky!) at KW, Berlin says:

    [...] Oh, and btw, if you enjoy Jodorowsky’s work, you might like to check out my recent post on “Les Yeux Du Chat” by Moebius/Jodorowsky. [...]

    May 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

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