March 10, 2012

RIP Jean Giraud (aka Moebius)

Born at Nogent-sur-Marne, east of Paris on May 8, 1938, Giraud began after art school training as an illustrator for advertisers and the fashion industry before turning to comic strips. He found fame when he created the Lieutenant Blueberry western character and adopted the pseudonym "Moebius" for illustrations of science fiction books and magazines. As well as being published in top French magazines, he worked with Japanese manga artists, co-produced an adventure of US comic-book superhero The Silver Surfer with Stan Lee, and gave preliminary designs for such films as Alien, Tron, The Abyss, Masters of the Universe, The Fifth Element, and Willow.

Here's a recent video of the man at work:

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