Unnamed illustration by Kei Kobayashi, contributed to the Gainax's Online event SF100k (hyakkei) (2010)



a) This illustration is not by Moebius!
This illustration came to my attention because Sylvain Despretz, a friend and former protegĂ© of the late Jean Giraud/Moebius brought this to the attention of the Jean Giraud Moebius discussion group on Facebook, wanting people to understand that despite the fact much of the internet had labeled this drawing as a work of Moebius, it was not in fact by him at all. 
 
How the piece of the artist's work compares to Moebius standard of drawing is not my interest because I appreciate that the drawing is by Kei Kobayashi with a different way of thinking in tune with the people of Japan, although still appearing to be inspired by Moebius

b) The drawing is by Kei Kobayashi
I realised that the imagery in the illustration connected with character Jun from the Gatchaman anime (known in England as Battle of the Planets) which didn't make sense in terms of Moebius' work, and looking further I found a copy of it with the Gainax label,  it was drawing by one Kei Kobayashi, and it was displayed in the online event SF100k (hyakkei) in 2010), but was inspired by Moebius' work in some way.

The character Jun from the Gatchaman anime


c) The artist actually at one point managed to meet Moebius who visited Tokyo.


c.i) message from the artist posted by Isaias Barguim at Jean Giraud Moebius discussion group Source: https://www.facebook.com/ Jean Giraud Moebius facebook group


c.ii) message from the artist posted by Isaias Barguim at Jean Giraud Moebius discussion group Source: https://www.facebook.com/ Jean Giraud Moebius facebook group


d) References "John Carter et Geronimo Martinez luttent pour le son parfait " from Moebius' the Rumbas portfolio?


https://alienexplorations.blogspot.com/2019/08/unnamed-illustration-by-kei-kobayashi_4.html


e) References "Judith Beheading Holofernes",(1611-1612) by Artemisia Gentileschi?


https://alienexplorations.blogspot.com/2019/08/unnamed-illustration-by-kei-kobayashi.html


f) Referenced in unnamed drawing by Moebius (2009) ?


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