Jean Giraud, AKA Moebius (1938-2012)

Legendary French artist Jean Henri Gaston Giraud, AKA Moebius, 73, died on March 10, 2012, reportedly after a long bout with cancer.

Giraud’s work can be found in films, comics, books, and more. Over his 50-plus year career, he won a large number of awards, and in 2011 was inducted into the SF Hall of Fame. His most well-known comic creation was the Western anti-hero Blueberry, first appearing in 1963 in France.  He and Stan Lee scripted a two-part miniseries Silver Surfer, winning an Eisner Award in 1989. Giraud was also instrumental in concept art and design for multiple SF films, including Alien, Tron, The Abyss, and The Fifth Element. He was one of the creaters of film Time Masters.

Giraud was born in the Paris suburb of Nogent-sur-Marne in 1938.

See the complete obituary in the April 2012 issue of Locus, which will also contain a section featuring SF/F artists.