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Old 11-03-2012, 12:59   #1
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R.I.P. Jean "Moebius" Giraud (1938-2012)

French comics artist and concept designer on movies: Alien, Tron, The Fifth Element and The Abyss. Also a bit of an influence on the style of Ridley Scott's "Ridleygrams," drawn for Blade Runner.

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A true visionary of the medium. I was much more a fan of his sci-fi stuff than his Western/Blueberry stuff, though - although given the sheer volume of Blueberry stuff he produced I am guessing that The Wild West was where his heart was at.

I remember being astonished by the art in the numbered 'Moebius' collections that Titan released back in the days of Athena being the first place in my town to stock graphic novels. Still have the Arzach one of these in my collection.

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A real pioneer - not all of his work was to my taste but his influence is huge. RIP
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he was involved with 'time masters' a rather awesome French animation.
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True visionary, RIP.
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Just heard this - amazing artist - saw an exhibition of his work in France - visionary is spot on RIP
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A true leading light has been dimmed.
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I knew his name and his association with Alien (and heard he was originally going to direct Dune) but am ashamed to say I didn't know his art, well until I saw it and realised every artist that's ever appeared in 2000AD probably owes something to his style. Incredible for one man's style to have such resonance.
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