Monday, March 12, 2012

Jean Giraud - Moebius

Jean Giraud (May 8, 1938 - March 10, 2012)

A French comic artist, Giraud earned world-wide fame under the pseudonym Moebius, which he started using in 1963.

Moebius created a wide range of science fiction and fantasy comics, utilizing surreal imaginative style. His work includes Arzach, the Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius, L'Incal.  Moebius would also contribute his talents to Marvel comics The Silver Surfer.  Moebius contributed storyboards for the movies Alien, Willow and Tron.

Giraud also used the name Gir for his work on the Blueberry series, a Western comic series. The comic follows Mike Blueberry on his travels through the American Old West. The atypical hero, framed for a murder he did not commit...

1988 - Giraud's design used as one of 11 stamps issued by France on the subject of communications. All of the artists selected for the stamps were winners of the prestigious Grand Prix of the Angouleme Festival.

Awards:
1973 - Shazam Award, best foreign comic series - Lieutenant Blueberry
1975, 1980 - Yellow Kid Award, Lucca, Italy
1986 - Inkpot Award
1988, 1989, 1991 - Harvey Award, Best American Edition of foreign material
1989, 1991 - Eisner Award
1998 - Will Eisner Hall of Fame





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