In March 2012, French bandes dessinées artist Jean Giraud, better known as Moebius, passed away. Moebius’ science-fiction work, often in collaboration with writer-filmmaker-guru-psychomagician-artist Alejandro Jodorowsky, influenced feature films such as the Fifth Element, and Moebius created pre-production storyboard art for films such as Tron, Alien and most heavily, Blade Runner.
This April, the Minneapolis chapter of the International Cartoonist Conspiracy convened to bring to you a Moebius tribute jam comic:
The Saint Paul chapter of the Cartoonist Conspiracy met in December to bring the world
So the Cartoonist Conspiracy met this week to draw:
the Black Hat Collective, a crew of cartoonists and bloggers, to the Minnesota Opera for a showing of the Mozart opera Cosi Fan Tutte. And the lot of us drew some funny pictures to go along with what we’ve seen.
|Costume for Despina, the maid who serves the two women in the story. |
She teams up with Alphonzo to stage the elaborate practical joke that is this play.
|The young mens’ “clever disguises” might as well look like this|
|In a scene where the young men pretend to poison themselves,|
Despina dresses up as a mad scientist and zaps them “back to life”
with a giant magnet. If that doesn’t tell you what this play is like,
|The antics depicted in these cartoons are not exaggerated from the stage in the least.|
|At whoever wrote the subtitles for this opera-|
I didn’t know there were zombies in this play
|Towards the end of the final act, Don Alphonzo schools the |
heroes on the finer points of sexism
|Have a nice day everyone, and keep laughing|