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.