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.
- 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.
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