Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Moebius Dies

Jean Giraud, the comic artist known as Moebius, died last Saturday. I first ran into his work in the old Heavy Metal magazine. Subsequently, I hunted it down for several years. You can see how his work influenced such people as Sam Kieth, Richard Corben, Geoff Darrow and Mike Mignola. If you've seen The Fifth Element you've seen his style on the big screen.

He had a lovely, clean style where the lines would draw your attention to one place only to find the narrative action in another. Note the picture above. It was a curious style that I loved.

Look up Jean Giraud in Google and pick images. You'll see many many wonderful things.

A sad day.

Official Website: be prepared for French.
Good biography. And another one here.

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