Jean Giraud (1938 - 2012) was a French artist, cartoonist and writer who worked in the Franco-Belgian bandes dessinées (comics) tradition. Giraud garnered worldwide acclaim predominantly under the pseudonym Moebius and to a lesser extent Gir. His most famous works include the series Blueberry, created with writer Jean-Michel Charlier, featuring one of the first anti-heroes in Western comics. As Moebius, he created a wide range of science fiction and fantasy comics in a highly imaginative, surreal, almost abstract style. Moebius also contributed storyboards and concept designs to numerous science fiction and fantasy films, such as Alien, Tron, The Fifth Element and The Abyss. Giraud died in Paris, on 10 March 2012, aged 73, after a long battle with cancer.
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