Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky is a Chilean-French filmmaker. Since 1948, Jorodowsky has worked as a novelist, a storyteller, a poet, a playwright, an essayist, a film director and producer, an actor in cinematic and theatre productions, a theatre director, a screenwriter, a film editor, a comics writer, a musician and composer, a philosopher, a puppeteer, a mime, a psychologist and psychoanalyst, a draughtsman, a painter, a sculptor and a spiritual guru. Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been "venerated by cult cinema enthusiasts" for his work which "is filled with violently surreal images and a hybrid blend of mysticism and religious provocation".
Giraud garnered worldwide acclaim under the pseudonym Moebius, as well as Gir outside the English-speaking world, used for the Blueberry series – his most successfull creation in the non-English speaking parts of the world – and his Western themed paintings. Esteemed by Federico Fellini, Stan Lee and Hayao Miyazaki among others, he has been described as the most influential bandes dessinées artist after Hergé.
His most famous works include the series Blueberry, created with writer Jean-Michel Charlier, featuring one of the first anti-heroes in Western comics. As Mœbius he created a wide range of science fiction and fantasy comics in a highly imaginative, surreal, almost abstract style. These works include Arzach and the Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius. He also collaborated with avant-garde filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky for an unproduced adaptation of Dune and the comic book series The Incal.
Mœbius also contributed storyboards and concept designs to numerous science fiction and fantasy films, such as Alien, Tron, The Fifth Element and The Abyss. Blueberry was adapted for the screen in 2004 by French director Jan Kounen.
About John Cassaday: Born in Fort Worth, Texas, John Cassaday has called New York City home since1997, the same year he broke into the comics and entertainment industry. In 1999 John co-created the highly acclaimed DC/Wildstorm series PLANETARY with Warren Ellis and in 2002 re-launched CAPTAIN AMERICA for Marvel Comics. Cassaday then collaborated with Joss Whedon (Writer/Director of THE
AVENGERS) on Marvels best-selling ASTONISHING X-MEN. John's work on PLANETARY and ASTONISHING X-MEN garnered him an unprecedented three consecutive Eisner Awards for Best Artist.
Cassaday’s work has been exhibited in Hong Kong, New York City and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. Aside from his comic projects, John has created designs for Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey Circus, Levi’s Blue Jeans, and the film, WATCHMEN. John made his directorial debut on Joss Whedon’s FOX television series, DOLLHOUSE. He is a member of the Society of Illustrators and the Directors Guild of America.