Paris draws two cult cartoonists together

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PARIS, Dec 1 (AFP) - Two cult figures from the world of cartoon and animation, Japan's Hayao Miyazaki and Frenchman Moebius, have teamed up their imaginary characters for an exhibition in Paris.

PARIS, Dec 1 (AFP) - Two cult figures from the world of cartoon and animation, Japan's Hayao Miyazaki and Frenchman Moebius, have teamed up their imaginary characters for an exhibition in Paris.

Some 300 original drawings from the two designers' personal collections have gone on display at the Musee de la Monnaie in central Paris until next March.

From conceptual drawings to animation production, celluloids, story boards and posters, the exhibition explores the similarities and singularities of the two men's works.

Hayao Miyazaki, 63, and Moebius, 66, whose real name is Jean Giraud, are of the same generation though hail from very different cultural backgrounds, but they shared an appreciation of each other's work before meeting.

Miyazaki is the creator of animated films "Porco Rosso", "Princess Mononoke" and "Spirited Away", which have more latterly brought him to the attention of Western audiences.

Moebius brought cartoon readers "L'Incal" and "Monde d'Edena" and under his own name, "Blueberry".

The exhibition is at Monnaie de Paris, 11 quai Conti, Paris, 75006 and is open daily from 10:00 am until 07:00 pm, and until 10:00 pm on Thursdays.

Cult cartoonists from France and Japan illustrate their wares

PARIS, Dec 1 (AFP) - Two cult figures from the world of cartoon and animation, Japan's Hayao Miyazaki and Frenchman Moebius, have teamed up their imaginary characters for an exhibition in Paris.

Some 300 original drawings from the two designers' personal collections have gone on display at the Musee de la Monnaie in central Paris until next March.

From conceptual drawings to animation production, celluloids, story boards and posters, the exhibition explores the similarities and singularities of the two men's works.

Hayao Miyazaki, 63, and Moebius, 66, whose real name is Jean Giraud, are of the same generation though hail from very different cultural backgrounds, but they shared an appreciation of each other's work before meeting.

Miyazaki is the creator of animated films "Porco Rosso", "Princess Mononoke" and "Spirited Away", which have more latterly brought him to the attention of Western audiences.

Moebius brought cartoon readers "L'Incal" and "Monde d'Edena" and under his own name, "Blueberry".

The exhibition is at Monnaie de Paris, 11 quai Conti, Paris, 75006 and is open daily from 10:00 am until 07:00 pm, and until 10:00 pm on Thursdays.

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