Moebius Has Silver Surfed Elsewhere …

moebius_The many worlds he created live on. Artinfo writes:

Jean Giraud, best known by his pen name Moebius, died on Saturday after a long illness. He was 73. The French illustrator created comics set in the American West and was especially admired for his wildly inventive science fiction and fantasy worlds. Giraud published his first comics in several children’s magazines during the mid-1950s. In 1963, he created the character Mike “Blueberry” Donovan, a hard-boiled American lieutenant, who appeared in the comic “Fort Navajo,” which was co-created by Giraud and Jean-Michel Charlier.

In December 1974, Giraud co-founded the French comics magazine Métal Hurlant, whose American version, Heavy Metal, was launched in 1977. Moebius debuted the character Arzach in the pages of Métal Hurlant, creating a story without words, in which the hero rides a pterodactyl-like creature through alien landscapes that evoke dreams and the subconscious. While Blueberry and Arzach remain his most famous creations, Moebius worked on a number of different publications and projects, collaborating with Stan Lee in 1988 and 1989 on issues of The Silver Surfer and contributing storyboards and design elements to science fiction films including “Alien,” “Willow,” and “Tron.” …

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6 Comments on "Moebius Has Silver Surfed Elsewhere …"

  1. Jin The Ninja | Mar 13, 2012 at 1:44 am |

    RIP. one of the best comic artists of all time….

    • TripLikeEyeDo | Mar 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm |

      Oh, wow…that was intense! Never even heard of this movie. Somehow, I have a feeling that ayahuasca – as powerful as it may be – will never live up to the expectations of that scene! 

  2. Marklar_Prime | Mar 14, 2012 at 1:56 am |

    Major RIPpage. A great one indeed. For those of us who knew his work, his production design elements in the movie The Fifth Element were immediately recognizable as his work because he was such an original.

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