Lot n° 65
25000 - 30000
Result with fees
: 67 000EUR
Les Humanoïdes Associés 1979
Original plate from Garage hermétique by Jerry Cornélius,
prepublished in Métal Hurlant no. 16, April 1977.
Signed. India ink and white gouache on paper
23 × 27 cm (9.06 × 10.63 in.)
"Major Fatal is too good to be true. You're never sure you're going to get in. And yet you can't get out. A vicious circle. A drug!" wrote Le Monde critic Jacques Goimard, then pope of the nascent French science fiction scene. He was fascinated, even stunned, to discover a comic strip applying to the letter the method used by Breton and Soupault in Les Champs magnétiques in 1919: automatic writing. For three years, in Métal Hurlant, Moebius would explore the unconscious in a freewheeling fashion, unwinding his thread in a story without beginning or end, like the perpetual ring of Möbius, his inspiration. Jean Giraud's spare, uniquely musical double-sided drawing soothes the reader like the peaceful progress of a philosophical conversation. It runs for dozens of pages and collects tricks, oddities and sibylline plots. For the first time, thanks to him, we're taking another look at comics.
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