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Jean Giraud obituary

13 March 2012 4:16 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

French comic book artist internationally known by his pen names Moebius and Gir

The artist Jean Giraud was principally known for his work on comic books under two pen names. As Gir, the co-creator of Blueberry, one of France's most popular strips, his brushwork was detailed and realistic; as Moebius, he used intricate, visually arresting penwork to explore the subconscious in his creations Arzach, Le Garage Hermétique (The Airtight Garage) and L'Incal (The Incal). But Giraud, who has died of cancer aged 73, had an impact on the visual arts that went beyond comics. He was seen as a figurehead linking bandes dessinées with modernism and nouveau réalisme. As the co-creator of Métal Hurlant magazine, he took comics to an older, more literate audience. In cinema, his fans ranged from Federico Fellini to Hayao Miyazaki and his style influenced dozens of others, including Ridley Scott, George Lucas, James Cameron and Luc Besson. »

- Steve Holland

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Rip : Moebius

10 March 2012 6:23 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

The French comic book illustrator and designer Jean Giraud, aka 'Moebius' has died.

Born Jean Henri Gaston Giraud in Nogent-sur-Marne, France in 1938, Giraud started his art career for the French advertising and fashion industries before going on to become of the country’s most popular comic strip artists, later finding fame in North America and Japan.

Among his most famous works is the long-running series "Blueberry", the story of a western anti-hero he co-created with writer Jean-Michel Charlier.

In 1975 he revived his 'Moebius' pseudonym and with Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Philippe Druillet and Bernard Farkas founded the magazine "Métal Hurlant" aka "Heavy Metal", showcasing Moebius' serial "The Airtight Garage" and the groundbreaking "Arzach".

In 1982 he collaborated with director René Laloux to create the science fiction feature-length animated movie "Les Maîtres du temps" (released in English as "Time Masters") based on a novel by author Stefan Wul.

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