Don’s Musings

Ulysses 31

As I child of the 1980s, I would’ve loved Ulysses 31.  I’m not sure how this series (French with Japanese animation, based on Homer’s The Odyssey) escaped my attention back in the day, but the theme song alone is enough to garner my attention:

Artist Highlights: Moebius (Jean Giraud):

In my early twenties, I became aware of Moebius’ work.  In hindsight, I certainly see how his art provides inspiration for the likes of Hayao Miyazaki and the Studio Ghibli roster of films.  Moebius’ colorful rendering style utilizes the aesthetics of different cultures well, which perfectly suits science fiction and fantasy: