Hommage to Jean Giraud, alias Moebius, RIP

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    Jean Giraud, alias Moebius est bien décédé ce matin. Confirmation de son épous et sa belle soeur que je viens d’avoir au téléphone. #Moebius
    Sat, Mar 10 2012 06:12:36
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    ARCHIVE – #JeanGiraud alias #Moebius évoque son travail sur le plateau de Bernard Pivot en 1982 bit.ly/yfwaqL
    Sat, Mar 10 2012 08:02:57
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    I bow in reverence for you, Moebius. Your body died today, your work is more alive than ever. Will remember forever your house, your smile.
    Sat, Mar 10 2012 08:06:12
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    Le grand Moebius est mort aujourd’hui . Le grand Moebius est encore vivant leparisien.fr/loisirs-et-s…
    Sat, Mar 10 2012 08:09:37
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    Moebius (1938 – March 10, 2012) > bit.ly/wyNY6o
    Sat, Mar 10 2012 08:28:08
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    Enki Bilal en réaction à la mort de #Moebius “c’était le plus grand artiste graphiste … Le phare de notre génération”
    Sat, Mar 10 2012 08:35:17
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    ARCHIVE HOMMAGE VIDEO – Interview de #Moebius bit.ly/A39CXf
    Sat, Mar 10 2012 09:43:53
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    Farewell Mr. Giraud post.ly/5uNVU #Blueberry #RIP
    Sat, Mar 10 2012 18:59:18
  9. Although Giraud’s work is more famous in Europe, and particularly France
    and Belgium, where comics tend to get more of the artistic esteem they
    deserve, his influence on contemporary American comics and sci-fi film
    design should not be underestimated.
  10. Jean Giraud lives one of the most interesting double lives in comics
    history. Under his own name, he is the artist of the legendary
    ‘Blueberry’ western series, and under the pseudonym of Moebius, he is one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century.
  11. Hailed as a visionary talent for his work on such projects as The Incal, Blueberry, The Airtight Garage, Arzach, Métal Hurlant and much, much more, it is practically impossible to overstate Giraud’s influence on modern comics and science fiction.
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    Fri, Mar 09 2012 21:13:42
  13. Jean Giraud, AKA Moebius,
    passed away today. He was an absolute giant in the fields of comics and
    science fiction and I was saddened to hear of his passing. This is a
    drawing I did this afternoon as a small tribute. Personal work, 2012
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    RIP Moebius. PS if you don’t like the David Lynch version of Dune, fuck you.
    Sat, Mar 10 2012 22:20:08
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    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.
    Sat, Mar 10 2012 20:56:03
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2 thoughts on “Hommage to Jean Giraud, alias Moebius, RIP”

  1. There are few souls for which we cannot anticipate the departure. Being so monumental, their humanity so grand, they seem to appear to us as immortal. Jean Giraud, alias Moebius, was one on these exceptional beings. His departure leaves the international community of artists, orphaned.
    I had the great privilege of meeting him on rare occasion throughout the years and always was disarmed by his kindness.
    His unbridled imagination tore apart every boundaries of the imagination in the world of science-fiction like no other artists before him, uncovering the truth behind every façade.
    Even at the top of his fame, he would approach every new experience with the perspective of the novice, never the master. As he would point out: when you consider yourself the master, what else is there for you to learn? That was Moebius’s true characterisation: An unprecedented genius with the simplicity and curiosity of a child.
    There was no bigger pleasure in my earlier years than to run and discover the latest creation of his Lt Blueberry saga, which I followed avidly. His cinematic art filled me with total awe. And in my later years, he took every one of his earlier followers by surprise when he blossomed toward the SF world. An unexpected gift to all. His absence is like the death of some of my childhood’s best magical moments.
    Pascal Blais

    1. Thanks Pascal, for your beautiful tribute and testimony. Jean Giraud’s works of art will pass to future generations now and forever.

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