Griffes D'ange (Angel Claws) – Moebius Art Book Review

Posted By yonghow on January 10th, 2014

Griffes D'ange (Angel's Claw) - Moebius Art Book

Warning : The following post contains nudity/adult content.

Note – I have censored images of genitalia found in the illustrations as I’m not comfortable showing them on my blog. The illustrations appear uncensored in the book.

Griffes D’ange (Angel’s Claw) is an art book collaboration by renowned comic artist Jean Giraud (Moebius) and writer Alexandro Jodorowsky. The story explores the erotic quests of a young woman and features the most sexually explicit art by Moebius that (with my limited knowledge of his work) I know.

Griffes D'ange (Angel's Claw) - Moebius Art Book
Griffes D'ange (Angel's Claw) - Moebius Art Book
Griffes D'ange (Angel's Claw) - Moebius Art Book
Griffes D'ange (Angel's Claw) - Moebius Art Book

The contents of this giant hardcover book (see image at bottom of page) is presented with full sized illustrations on the right and text on the left, with a smaller accompanying image. The more surrealistic images found on the left pages are closer in style to his other work 40 Days Dans Le Desert, often featuring floating motifs.

Griffes D'ange (Angel's Claw) - Moebius Art Book
Griffes D'ange (Angel's Claw) - Moebius Art Book
Griffes D'ange (Angel's Claw) - Moebius Art Book
Griffes D'ange (Angel's Claw) - Moebius Art Book
Griffes D'ange (Angel's Claw) - Moebius Art Book
Griffes D'ange (Angel's Claw) - Moebius Art Book
Griffes D'ange (Angel's Claw) - Moebius Art Book
Griffes D'ange (Angel's Claw) - Moebius Art Book
Griffes D'ange (Angel's Claw) - Moebius Art Book

Seeing Moebius take on such sexually explicit subject matter was a little jarring at first but for me his gorgeous art is the key here. I believe this Japanese edition is quite a bit cheaper than the Humanoids edition, but at the expense of the language, of course.

“Griffes D’ange (Angel Claws) – Moebius Art Book” details :

– Dimensions – 14.5 x 10.4 x 0.7 inches
– hardcover, 80 pages
– B&W, in Japanese

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One Response to “Griffes D'ange (Angel Claws) – Moebius Art Book Review”

Li-An

For me, it’s not the best Moebius artwork. Jodorowski asked Moebius to draw the things he was self ashamed. We got very cold images inspired from photographies – a good game would be to find all inspirational photographies.
Some witnesses including Jodo say that the wife of Moebius had destroyed all erotic/pornographic he made this last years because she was upset he’s got an adventure with a sadomasochist lady. And there was a complete story ! Damn with these jealous wifes…

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