ARZACH, Peter Eriksson (3D)


Name: Peter Eriksson
Country: Sweden
Software: Modo, Photoshop, ZBrush

This is one of my favourite comic characters Arzach created by Jean Giraud AKA Moebius.

He was one of the founders of the French magazine Métal Hurlant known i USA by the title Heavy Metal.

In Sweden we also had a version in the late 80’s by the name of Tung Metal. Proud to say that I had a two page comic published in the very last issue in 1988. To bad they had to terminate the magazine and I never got my money, but I’m still proud :slight_smile:

So this is me trying to do a tribute to old man Jean.

You can see the Work In Progress here:



Brilliant, Peter. I clearly remember this one.
Afair, you’ve captures the colours very well together with the overall feeling of the comic. It’s been a while (I had this issue…) since I read it… but this is how I remember it.

Well done.


Some of those guys who used to draw for Heavy Metal were insanely good. But I was only like 10 at the time so those comics really creeped the hell out of me. Your version is really good though, and curiously creepy in that same way.

…and why are there only other swedes commenting in this threads?


nice style, compliments:thumbsup:


Moebius is a grand-master of comic! I love your representation, you get the feeling!


I remember this image, we had it as a poster in my living room when i was a kid :slight_smile: Good tribute, my only crit is that the tubes on the bottom of the image look much more 3D-ish than the great 2D feeling of the characters and bridge.


The image really looks like Moebius’ style. Great job. :thumbsup:


Thank you, I’m glad you like it.


Love it m8. See ya saturday!


I have that heavy metal comic,

Love it!


Outstanding! I grew up reading Heavy Metal and loved Moebius. You’ve even managed to render the same textures he used in his artwork. Ten thumbs up! (And 5*)


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