Saturday, March 10, 2012

In Memorium: Jean Giraud

French comics artist Jean Giraud who gained worldwide fame not only under his own name but also under the pseudonym Moebius, passed away this morning at the age of seventy-three in Paris. Following his long-running and acclaimed work on the western Blueberry, in 1975 Métal Hurlant (a magazine which he co-created) introduced the famous serial The Airtight Garage and his groundbreaking Arzach. Other notable works include The Incal, The Long Tomorrow, Silver Surfer: Parable, and Little Nemo. Giraud also brought his revolutionary design sensibilities to films such as Alien, Tron, Masters of the Universe, Heavy Metal, Willow, The Abyss, The Fifth Element, and aspects of his work served as major inspiration to other genre films like Blade Runner and Star Wars. The Catacombs extends its sincerest condolences to his family, friends and fans.


Tororo said...

I have no words to tell how much he will be missed.

HEH said...

Oh jeez, terrible news. I loved his work. He will be missed. Thanks for the news, Chuck.

Mikeyboy said...

Another brilliant artist passes. "This life is too short , for the hours burn in a flash , the years at the speed of light and lives in the blink of an eye."

" This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you."
Rest well Sir.

Anonymous said...

RIP Jean
What a tremendous loss for myself and the world, virtually.

Craig Green (Plural Joans) UK

Jeff Overturf said...

This is a great loss.