Hommage to Jean Giraud, alias Moebius, RIP
Jean Giraud, alias Gir, alias Moebius, "father" of Blueberry and creator of SF died in Paris at age 73 on March 10, 2012.
- Although Giraud’s work is more famous in Europe, and particularly France and Belgium, where comics tend to get more of the artistic esteem they deserve, his influence on contemporary American comics and sci-fi film design should not be underestimated.
- Jean Giraud lives one of the most interesting double lives in comics history. Under his own name, he is the artist of the legendary 'Blueberry' western series, and under the pseudonym of Moebius, he is one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century.
- Hailed as a visionary talent for his work on such projects as The Incal, Blueberry, The Airtight Garage, Arzach, Métal Hurlant and much, much more, it is practically impossible to overstate Giraud's influence on modern comics and science fiction.
- Jean Giraud, AKA Moebius, passed away today. He was an absolute giant in the fields of comics and science fiction and I was saddened to hear of his passing. This is a drawing I did this afternoon as a small tribute. Personal work, 2012
- RIP " Moebius ". One of the greatest comic illustrators of all time passed on earlier today. I first learned of Jean Henri Gaston Giraud AKA Moebius when I purchased a copy of a new, at the time, adult oriented sci fi comic " Heavy Metal ". It was the americanized version of the french mag Metal Hurlant ". Giraud introduced a character of his creation " Arzach " in that first issue. He continued on, giving readers many more fine entries to enjoy. He was a major influence in his chosen genre and beyond. Giraud was concept artist for the films Tron and Alien. If you have viewed Luc Besson's film " the Fifth Element " you have glimpsed a bit of the mind of Moebius. Essential reading " the Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius ". Thank you Moebius for making our world more interesting through giving us a look into yours.
- Tributes are pouring from all over the world.
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