It saddens me very much to find out through the website Bleeding Cool about the news that in the morning of today Saturday 10 of March of 2012 has passed away the great French artist Jean Henri Gaston Giraud better known world-wide like Moebius. Giraud began his career as an artist in comics when he was 18 years old with its own comic strip titled ” Frank ET Jeremie” which was produced for magazine Far West. In the 1962 Moebius along with the writer Jean-Michel Charlier ” began to produce the comic strip titled “Fort Navajo” for the magazine Pilote, which was produced continuously until 1974. The importance of this comic strip is that it introduced the character of Lieutenant Blueberry which quickly I gained world-wide fame. In the 1975 the French magazine Metal Hurlant (Heavy Metal) began to publish two of his more famous comic strips “The Airtight Garage” and “Arzach”. In 1981 Moebius began its famous collaboration with Alexander Jodorowsky “The Incal”. Between 1988 and 1989 he made along with Stan Lee the miniseries “Silver Surfer: Parable” which was later reprinted in a Hardcover. I still have my copy.
In the field of cinematography Moebius worked in the films Alien (1979), The Time Masters (1982), Tron (1982), Masters of The Univer (1987), Willow (1988), The Abyss (1989), Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989) and The Fifth Element (1997). He also worked along with Alexander Jodorowsky in the pre-production of an adaptation of the science novel fiction of Frank Herbert, “Dune”.
The world is a grayer, sadder and more boring place with the loss of this excellent person. May he rest in peace.