Saturday, March 10, 2012

RIP Jean "Moebius" Giraud






The art world lost another great one today with the passing of Jean "Moebius" Giraud at the age of 73. I became familiar with Giraud's work through a class on comics I took when I was in junior high school.  At that time I wasn't familiar with "Arzach" or "Lt. Blueberry", but soon became a fan of his beautiful work. It was amazing to see the breadth of his imagination, be it a scene in a wild space fantasy, or a scene in the wild west. No matter the subject, it was always delivered with an easy grace that really underlined his knowledge of drawing.  And man he could draw anything.  I was lucky enough to meet him once when he visited ILM. He was in the Bay Area shortly before his video arcade The Airtight Garage opened at the Metreon in San Francisco. Even in his later years, he was always trying something new and trying to break through new barriers. A really amazing artist.

3 Comments:

At Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 4:15:00 PM PST, Blogger Roberto Zaghi said...

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At Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 11:11:00 AM PDT, Blogger crazy_asian_man said...

Neat posts on both Moebius and McQuarrie, thanks for sharing your experiences with being able to meet them. Glad that they both (from what I can tell) were able to enjoy success while they were alive, (as opposed to Kirby and Curt Swan at the end of their lives) though- it's a bit of comfort there, at least...

 
At Friday, April 27, 2012 at 2:01:00 PM PDT, Blogger Maurice Mitchell said...

A great tribute. It's wonderful that you got to meet him. The limited views I've had he still seemed like a dynamic and energetic man even in his later years.

 

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