Daily Archives: March 12, 2012

The Strips of Moebius Go On Forever


Jean “Moebius” Giraud, cartoonist extraordinaire, has died. While his name may not be widely known outside of comics circles, his artwork has had a wide influence on the broader culture – from his designs for Tron, The Fifth Element, The Abyss, and Alien, to his extensive comics work in such magazines as Heavy Metal (and the film of the same name), his unique blend of sci-fi futurism with a wild west motifs will live on. Here’s hoping all of his work will find its way to print and stay there.
Obits and Images: But Does It Float, TCJ: Kim Thompson, interview with Moebius & cartoonist tributes, io9, LA Times

To explore more in our electronic resources, take a look at the Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels database (user/pass = MySVA login).
To get there from the site: http://www.sva.edu/student-life/library/ > Database & Article searching > Humanities & Social Science > Underground and Independent Comics

Unfortunately relatively little of Moebius’ work in in print in the US, but his passing has spurred us to order what we can. For now, here are our holdings:

Blueberry 2 : ballad for a coffin / Jean-Michel Charlier, Jean “Moebius” Giraud – PN6747.C48 B58 1989


Moebius : the collected fantasies of Jean Giraud / Jean “Moebius” Giraud. – PN6747.G5 A2 1987 v.2 & v.4

Film work and inspiration:

Heavy Metal – V-AN R458 Hea DVD


Alien / dir. Ridley Scott – V-F S467 AliD DVD


The Fifth Element / dir. Luc Besson – V-F B482 Fif DVD


Tron / dir. Steven Lisberger – V-F L573 Tro DVD

Jazz & Poetry – Reunited in the Library

Mark your calendars! On Thursday, March 22nd the library is partnering with the Humanities & Sciences Department for the third annual Jazz & Poetry night. It will be held at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street from 6pm–8pm.
The evening’s program includes:
The Jon-Erik Kellso Quartet, with these great traditional jazz players: Jon Eric-Kellso (trumpet), Scott Robinson (saxophone), Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Pat O’Leary (bass).

In addition, award winning poet Sean Singer and “transfictionist” Ann Rower (longtime SVA faculty member) will be featured.

This event is free and open to the public, so tell everyone you know!


Armed response / by Ann Rower – PS3568.O932 A76 1995


If you’re a girl / Ann Rower – PS3568.O932 I38 1990


Lee & Elaine / Ann Rower – PS3568.O932 L38 2002