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The Incal: The Deluxe Edition

By (artist) Jean Giraud
Published by Humanoids, Inc.
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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About The Book

A Special Edition Slipcase of the revered science fiction masterpiece from Alejandro Jodorowsky and Mœbius. 

This Oversized Deluxe Edition is a treasure both for fans of this best-selling science fiction work and for art collectors alike. Its unique, streamlined design offers a luxury, cloth-bound hardcover of The Incal with gold-foil debossing, as well as a portfolio with two lithograph prints showcasing John Difool's iconic plummet down Suicide Alley in both color and black and white, highlighting Mœbius' exceptional linework—all housed inside a gorgeous slipcase with never-before-used cover art.

About The Author

Born February 7th, 1929, in Tocopilla, Chile, of a Jewish Ukrainian immigrant family. Jodorowsky was multi-talented from an early age, becoming skilled in puppetry and mime, in addition to writing, by his late teens. He traveled with a pantomime troupe in the 1950s, and within a couple years had made his way to Paris where he collaborated with the world-renowned mime Marcel Marceau. In the 1960s, Jodorowsky ventured further into the world of theater, creating in Mexico, the Panic Movement. This innovative artistic movement allowed him to creatively participate in over a 100 theater productions. The 1970s saw him transition into the world of film where he quickly put a defining stamp on all his cinematic works. He directed several cult films, namely the infamous "El Topo," a Midnight movie favorite. Shortly thereafter, Jodorowsky became attached to direct the adaptation of the famous Frank Herbert sci-fi epic novel "Dune." At the preparation stage of the film, he brilliantly assembled a team of extremely diverse and gifted artists such as HR Giger, Chris Foss, Dan O'Bannon, and Moebius, all of who would later be hired as concept artists on Ridley Scott's "Alien." The development of "Dune" came to a halt due to financial problems, but Jodorowsky, having been exposed to such immense visual talent, propelled himself into writing graphic novels, pairing up with the artist Moebius. This collaboration resulted in what many consider to be one of the most creative European sci-fi graphic novel series of all time, "The Incal," which went on to sell millions of copies worldwide. Since penning "The Incal," Jodorowsky continued writing top selling comic books with a wide variety of Europe's most talented artists, such as "The White Lama" (with Bess), "The Metabarons" (with Gimenez), "The Technopriests" (with Janjetov), and most recently "Bouncer" (with Boucq). Along with nurturing his many other talents, Jodorowsky remains a unique storyteller whose published contributions have secured his status as one of the world's most prolific graphic novel writers.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Humanoids, Inc. (November 15, 2022)
  • Length: 316 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781643375281

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