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Jean Giraud aka MOEBIUS has passed on...

Published at: March 10, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

I first became aware of MOEBIUS as I read STARLOG voraciously absorbing every detail about the making of Ridley Scott's ALIEN.   Along with Ralph McQuarrie, MOEBIUS was my fave childhood conceptual artist.   When TRON came about...  I was... blown completely away.   By that time, I was already reading HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE - I'd seen HEAVY METAL about a dozen times at the drive-in with my parents.   The TAARNA sequence just screaming Jean Giraud aka Moebius.   We know his work cinematically on films like WILLOW, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, THE ABYSS, THE FIFTH ELEMENT and we can see his influences upon countless other films.

I met Jean Giraud at COMIC CON about 17-18 years ago.   It was before AintItCool, I was just a rotund geek wandering Comic Con with my sketch book.   I'd just ran into Jack Kirby, who drew me a quick happy face when I recognized Jean Giraud.   I quietly walked up to him and asked if he would do a quick sketch for me.   He looked at me and said, "You know, I'm not Moebius."  and I responded, "Moebius is a dream, you're Jean Giraud."  He smiled and drew a full page sketch that became one of the centerpieces of that particular sketchbook.

I stand by what I told him.   Moebius is a dream.   A dream that I never will fully wake from.   From the spacesuits in ALIEN to the world of TRON - to the brilliant work on Alejandro Jodorowsky DUNE which never came to be.   Where I truly fell in love with him was when I picked up BLUEBERRY - his Western comic which was adapted into a film, that couldn't quite do the pen & inks justice.   Though I'd be lying if I said I loved anything more than his AIRTIGHT GARAGE, ARZACH or L'INCAL which he made with Jodorowsky.    

He had a style that was instantly recognizable, his stories thoroughly rocked my mind as a child and as an adult.   But more than anything, I'll remember when he handed me back my book and my face lit up, I caught his smile and a twinkle in his eyes.   He said, "I don't usually do that, but there's something special about you."  At the time, that meant the world to me.  When a hero tells you that, it means the world.

Jean Giraud was one of our great comic and film artists.   He gave us entire worlds to live in & dream in.   I utterly despise living in a world where I don't have new work of his to wallow in, but the work he lived to give us, it's enough to ponder for a lifetime.  It is cold and rainy today.   Somehow fitting.   But for now, I just want to ride some manner of flying beast through the rock formations of Utah.

  

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  • March 10, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST

    It was before AintItCool, I was just a rotund geek

    by Cap'n Jack

    You pretty much still are...

  • March 10, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    First Ralph McQuarrie... Now Moebius?

    by Daytripper69

    Not cool, God. Not... Cool.

  • first fight with the agents in part 2. For anyone familiar with Darrow's- something I've never heard mentioned here by anti matrix pukes- watching the matrix trilogy was like reading Hard Boiled. The explosions in the matrix films are even art directed to look exactly how Darrow draws fireballs and explosions. Look at the chase scene in part 2's explosions. See? Exactly how Darrow draws his comics. But noooo- the matrix sequels suck duuuuurrrrr. Anyway. Möbius trained that guy. Just wanted to mention that here. R.I.P. immortal brethren

  • March 10, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    R.i.P. Thanks.

    by wattos new hat

  • March 10, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Repose en paix, Jean

    by BEHEM Pascal

    You made us dream.

  • March 10, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Hang on, Syd Mead!

    by JohnRyder

  • March 10, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST

    God damn it

    by -Halfscan-

    n/t

  • March 10, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    sad times

    by subwaycide

    Nice obit! What a shame, the guy was amazing.

  • March 10, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Arzak rhapsody is so great

    by wattos new hat

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMUVS8oE1qk

  • March 10, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    some artists are immortals

    by JohnRyder

    he is one of them. his unique art and influence is here to stay

  • March 10, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Great Story, Harry

    by puto tenax

    I am deeply saddened by this. Life is at a point where it begins taking more away than giving. Tomorrow isn't a guarantee so live to fullest.

  • March 10, 2012, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Another artist that influenced my drawing when I was a kid

    by ObiBen

    Feels weird to know both are gone now... Happy though to have had marvelled to their imaginative, elegant, living and breathing work instead of that overproduced, overdesigned photoshopped Transformer-type tripe that's being served these days....

  • March 10, 2012, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ...

    by mrplowking

    I wonder how many people will recognize that a sci-fi giant has passed? Moebius is/was/will be important in the fantasy genre forever. Unbelievable.

  • March 10, 2012, 12:09 p.m. CST

    RIP - Moebius - TIME KAIN? YOUR TIME!

    by JudasPriestly

  • March 10, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST

    In other news...

    by phifty2

    ...H.R. Giger, Syd Mead and Drew Struzan have all taken shelter in a secret underground bunker.

  • March 10, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Shame he didn't get to see Prometheus

    by UGG

    RIP

  • March 10, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    And does any celebrity die that Harry hasn't either...

    by phifty2

    met, influenced, been influenced by, saved their life, delivered their children, had a beer with, cheated on their wife, etc?

  • March 10, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Fuck this R.I.P., shit. Keep creating in the afterlife, Jean.

    by Anti-fanboy

  • March 10, 2012, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Nice obit Harry.

    by Gelatinousman

    Merci pour tout m. Giraud.

  • It was incredible. Then one day I guess they lost the licensing for his work and had to remove most of it. Had this Metroplis art-deco naked chick as it's mascot. Had möbius paintings completely encircling the whole room.

  • March 10, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Thanks for Les Maitres du Temps

    by Gorgomel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWrz4mEeus0

  • March 10, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Alien, Tron, The Abyss, Heavy Metal...

    by Gorgomel

    :(

  • March 10, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    RIP

    by Mace Tofu

    to another great oldschool artist. Cool that you have a private moment with him Harry to remember. Giraud's work will speak for him for the rest of history as one of the giants of our time.

  • March 10, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Goodbye

    by Industrious Angel

    One of the heroes of my early growing-up years ... I loved "John Difool" before getting to treasure Blueberry (Western was sooo out, then). I first had little interest in film, so it took some more years for me till I happened upon his work in the industry. Still later I discovered his paintings and drawings, his work in advertising and design. So much talent, and used in ever varying styles and fields. Truly one of the giants :(

  • March 10, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST

    24 hour medical care should now be given to Syd Mead..

    by Gabba-UK

    Because if the fates, as they often do, decide to go for the trifecta, and we lose him after Ralph Macquarie and now Moebius, my geek heart will break. RIP Moebius.

  • March 10, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    RIP and my eternal gratitude

    by unparanoid_android

    and HR Giger and Syd Mead - please don't plan on going anytime soon. I don't think I could handle it.

  • March 10, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    After Mead then the death will begin stalking Doug Chiang

    by UltraTron

  • March 10, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Silver Surfer and Galactus

    by RumpleWho

    Brilliant work. RIP

  • March 10, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Damn, what a talented draughtsman he was

    by BenBraddock

    And what a terrible week for illustration, fantasy illustration in particular. He wasn't even that old, was he? The obit doesn't say. Sorry to see him go :-(

  • March 10, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Moebius

    by wrath 4771

    I first became aware of Moebius during a challenging time in.....my life. Mom said, "No Twinkies until after lunch!" (gasp) It was only 10:30 a.m. in the morning (which comes before the afternoon). After night.

  • At the same time, Geiger's likely in a bubblebath, comfortable in the knowledge that Death is probably scared shitless of him.

  • March 10, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    One of the greats.

    by Jaka

    Huge, huge, HUGE fan of his work. Even picked up an original piece on ebay a decade or so ago. His will be missed, but his work will be remembered forever. RIP.

  • March 10, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Damn shame...

    by Righteous Brother

    just been watching that 3 1/2 long Bladerunner documentary, he was quite an influence on that Ridley Scott was a big fan - he was a great artist.

  • March 10, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    my first thought when I heard the news-

    by don

    I wonder how Harry is affected by this? And did he ever meet Moebius and how did that affect his his life and what crisis did that help Harry through?

  • March 10, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Just bought Madwoman Of The Sacred Heart...

    by Jay

    This is like a gut punch to me right now. No one could top Giraud. His work with Jodorowsky was unparalleled. For those who clamor for good science fiction, take a look at some comics. The Incal is unlike anything around.

  • March 10, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST

    crap!!! CRAP FUCK!

    by jackofhearts29

    How does this happen? Two of the GREATS in one week? Who is next.... I blame the state of movies today. Plus Lucas and Disney Co. working together. It must be a conspiracy......

  • March 10, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    I hope Rob Bottin and Stan Winston are watching their backs

    by flax

    Great film artists are dropping like flies. A very sad week.

  • March 10, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    What a talent. But what a legacy.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • March 10, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    one of the greatest

    by amin

    his influence worlwide is still phénomenal. he inspired myazaki for nausicaa, he designed the first panzer dragoon, the sega saturn 's masterpiece. i always wanted to watch an adaptation of l'incal to the big screen with it's "hero "difool the utltimate looser and the worst P.I of the galaxy. repose en paix jean, de toute façon ton oeuvre est immortelle, tu as inspiré toute une génération d'artiste

  • March 10, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Harry.

    by CodeName

    JG was a master visionary. Like one talkbacker mentioned, his work is here to stay.

  • March 10, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Legend

    by PaulSC

    RIP

  • March 10, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Stan Winston?

    by PaulSC

    Err... Flax, I'm afraid I have some rather upsetting news.

  • March 10, 2012, 2:42 p.m. CST

    but Lucas and Lohan are still alive

    by disfigurehead

    How is that?

  • March 10, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    It's official

    by flax

    I'm an ignoramus. Thank Christ for internet anonymity.

  • March 10, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Amazing artist

    by J.B.M.A.

    Ridley Scott never would have done Bladerunner without his influence.

  • A world full of also-rans. Not looking forward to it.

  • March 10, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Ultratron

    by J.B.M.A.

    Re: Anti-Matrix pukes; I'm sorry, but they are right. There are many good disparate elements in both of the sequels, but none of that can alter the fact that as films they are resolutely HORRIBLE. Interesting about Darrow though.

  • March 10, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Why didn't somebody tell me Stan Winston came back from the dead???

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • March 10, 2012, 4:07 p.m. CST

    RIP Jean. A phenomenal talent.

    by scrote

  • March 10, 2012, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Today we mourn the passing of A God.

    by Isaac R.

    There will never be another like him. R.I.P

  • March 10, 2012, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Who wrote this??

    by D.Vader

  • Well, I guess your life is going to suck from now on.

  • March 10, 2012, 4:32 p.m. CST

    This sucks

    by t_allen

    I love his work in Heavy Metal, losing Ralph McQuarrie and now Jean Giraud...

  • March 10, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Proof that God has a wicked sense of humor.

    by BooBoosDaddy

    Moebius passes on right after some Marvel greats (granted, they were in their 90's, but still...) and yet Rob Liefeld continues to work.

  • Has there been one of these written where it wasn't "I first met him..." or "he influenced me by..."? <P> Harry's ego has the same effect on his writing that he has on a swimming pool: it cannon balls in and suddenly the whole thing is very shallow. <P> It sucks we all lost a great artist. Fortunately he left behind a lot of work that will continue to inspire new artists to work hard and achieve a similar level of success through genuine creativity.

  • March 10, 2012, 5 p.m. CST

    My money is on Stan Lee

    by SgtSharki

    Oh, who am I kidding. That dude is immortal.

  • March 10, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    R.I.P. Moebius.

    by wierdo27

    I doubt H.R. Giger will round out the trifecta. The evil ones always live forever. You will be missed. I am glad you got to experience your notoriety and the love of fans worldwide DURING your lifetime. You have inspired countless, countless visions, and will continue to do so for quite some time. And when you see McQuarrie, tell him hey, and tell the powers that be to knock it off. We need you legends now, more than ever. The vacant hole is too large to fill...

  • March 10, 2012, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Moebius

    by Buck_Futt

    (Cross-posted from the BTS pic of the week): Very ironic that a Blade Runner picture would be up the day he passed. I saw him give a talk at a con when I was a teenager (mid-late-80's, when he was having his American renaissance thanks to the Epic reprints), and he used Blade Runner as a specific example of how he considered it easier to imagine a dystopia than a positive future (the latter of which was a common hallmark of Moebius's work at that time). A very kind and thoughtful man, as well as (obviously) a great artist.

  • March 10, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Are we sure this is Harry?

    by cuttr

    This doesn't sound like Harry. it's too well-written. I'm not trying to be a jerk, I actually like Harry, warts and all, but this seems wart-free.

  • March 10, 2012, 5:23 p.m. CST

    I'll have to dig out my ART OF TRON book

    by MooseMalloy

    -- I wish I still had my AIRTIGHT GARAGE tee shirt from the short lived San Francisco attraction at the Metreon. All these deaths are getting me down.

  • March 10, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    Great article, Quint!

  • First McQuarrie, now Jean Giraud. We've still got Giger, Syd Mead, Ron Cobb, and Sir Ridley. These guys are old though, and all are nearly retired except for Ridley Scott, who is still able to consistently craft a big movie every two years. The passing of these two conceptual art masters feels like the beggining of the end of an era of such unique art and design in film and comic books.

  • March 10, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Moebius does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    A beautiful mind. A gifted visionary... who gifted his visions to all of us. RIP Jean Giraud.

  • for anybody who read the Incal comics, it's too obvious the importance and tragedy of his passing away. A very sad day for my heart. i feel like crying.

  • March 10, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST

    No "Crimson Tide" mentions?

    by unit1421

    Now he and Jack Kirby can square off face to face over who's Silver Surfer is the best.

  • March 10, 2012, 5:55 p.m. CST

    I met Moebius as a kid.

    by King_Knut

    He used to spend his summers with his family in the same little village in Spain as we did. I've still got the t-shirt he designed for the village fair one year. Years later, I worked with his daughter, a very talented designer in her own right. A wonderful family, a great loss. La Selva te echará de menos, Jean.

  • March 10, 2012, 5:59 p.m. CST

    It's easy to forget just how much American Comicbook work he did do --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- in the 80's and 90's, obviously more cover work than anything else. I remember his awesome Elektra poster that was out in the 80's that I never bought, which can be seen here along with a bunch of other Marvel and DC work he did: http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/06/28/moebius-american-comics-art-gallery/

  • March 10, 2012, 6:20 p.m. CST

    One of my idols...

    by Cruzboy

    a true legend of the industry. He inspired artists everywhere with his ideas. How sad. :'-(

  • March 10, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Hey guys...

    by Jon Forbing

    Could we please focus on the deceased instead of taking this as another lame-ass excuse to talk shit on Harry/AICN? He tells stories of having met people in his tributes because it shows what his personal memories are of them, and gives us an insight of what kind of people they were. Show some fucking respect to Moebius/Jean instead of using his death as a springboard for your socially inept internet dickery. Anyway, I am pretty upset about this myself. After John Severin, and Ralph McQuarrie, this one is another heavy blow. I hope God's building a new design team for Heaven, because then we'll at least get to see these great artist's work again if there's an afterlife. Rest in peace, Jean.

  • March 10, 2012, 7:02 p.m. CST

    A great source of enjoyment to a young kid.

    by The Shropshire Slasher

    Thank you.

  • March 10, 2012, 7:32 p.m. CST

    RIP Moebius

    by Thanos0145

    Another great visionary artist has passed.

  • March 10, 2012, 7:39 p.m. CST

    On the one hand this SUCKS!

    by DarthBodie

    But on the other, be at peace and thank you so much for your incredible contributions!

  • March 10, 2012, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Will be dusting off the 70s 'Heavy Metal' mags!

    by obijuanmartinez

  • March 10, 2012, 8:08 p.m. CST

    A lot of folks are dying this year.

    by Yelsaeb

    That is all.

  • March 10, 2012, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Moebius and Druillet were my favorites...

    by IamZardoz

    and the reason I read every Heavy Metal that I could find. Of all the shit movies that get pumped out every year why didnt they make a full length Arzach animation film? Maybe somebody with brains will get with Druillet while he is still around and put Lone Sloane into film history before its too late.

  • One of these years, I'll make it, til then I have April 1977's Heavy Metal #1 to leaf through. Ahhh...Arzach!

  • March 10, 2012, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Stan is next ...

    by Anthony Torchia

    I give him 3 days. Enjoy while it lasts! One day, all of us will have only three days life left, we just don't know when that day is. Stan is lucky, I hope he reads this :-)

  • March 10, 2012, 9:55 p.m. CST

    RIP Moebius

    by Sin86a

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  • March 10, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST

    For more than 35 years.....

    by MonkMayfair

    I've had Moebius on my walls. No matter where I've moved, I've found a place for a poster, print, post card, or pages I'd cut from Heavy Metal. Particularly loved his Iron Man poster: http://bclaymoore.tumblr.com/post/374314598/i-used-to-have-this-wicked-moebius-iron-man-poster Thanks for a long life of great work, you will be missed but never forgotten....

  • March 11, 2012, 12:24 a.m. CST

    RIP Sir.He was trully a giant in his art.

    by KilliK

  • March 11, 2012, 12:29 a.m. CST

    A damn shame...

    by Gregory schmerber

    Enjoying his beautiful art was part of my childhood. The miniseries he did of silver surfer sticks in my mind. And all the stories in heavy metal magazine just seemed to incapsulate my imagination... Cant believe he's gone, wish I could live in his dreams...

  • March 11, 2012, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Peace and condolences, for a visionary.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    Severin, MacQuarrie, and Moebius.

  • March 11, 2012, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Alan Moon should make his peace now.

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    God knows, he'll need lots of time to do it, too.

  • March 11, 2012, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Jean Giraud a genius has been lost.

    by Dark Doom

    I started reading him in Heavy Metal, and went with him on every journey he took. Alien, Tron, The Airtight Garage, Siver Surfer, etc... He worked hard, his art was FUCKING ART, not the the shit that gets passed off these days. An artist and designer of few pears, Cobb maybe, Ralph MQ, but this is the guy that got me hooked on alternate Sci-Fi, the whole fucked up insane underside of the genre. His characters had hard knocks drawn into them, he breathed reality into every pen-stroke. FUCK NO!!! RIP dude, I'm fuckin' bummed...

  • March 11, 2012, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Loved this guy's stuff - just massively influential

    by melonman

    So nostalgic right now for old copies of HEAVY METAL. Still got some books by him…

  • And yet none seem to be stepping up to take their place, in terms of raw talent and pure vision. Instead we get swamped by an army of photoshoppers, tracers, and also-rans. An era is ending with the loss of these creative giants, and we are all the poorer for its passing.

  • March 11, 2012, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Severin McQuarrie Moebius There's your trifecta

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    RIP to the man who made Heavy Metal magazine more that tits and blood

  • March 11, 2012, 5:09 a.m. CST

    A True Original Has Left Us

    by Media Messiah

    I say goodbye to another wonderful piece of my youth, and to a world that was much better than the one we now know. Goodbye Moebius, and goodnight Sweet Prince. I wish you a peaceful journey.

  • March 11, 2012, 5:09 a.m. CST

    more that = more than

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    more than = more than just

  • March 11, 2012, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Greatest European Comic Artist that's Ever Existed

    by chien_sale

  • March 11, 2012, 6:57 a.m. CST

    Fantastic influential artist will surely be missed

    by Stalkeye

    He contribution varies from Movies, Anime and even videogames like the SEGA classic Panzer Dragoon. Too bad the film adaptaion of Blueberry sucked ass. Oh, and alonside Kirby he drew the best Silver Surfer. * Godspeed *Watch Crimson Tide for that lil' side reference.

  • March 11, 2012, 7:29 a.m. CST

    The centerpiece of your... uhm... sketchbook

    by mdk

    Yeah... thanks for that rotund, "special" geek.

  • Rather than, well, telling us about how good it is.

  • He was brought in as an uncredited screenwriter and dropped in a few lines of dialog and he said the Silver Surfer stuff was his doing...I can't recall where I saw the interview. You may know all of this already but I just found it interesting is all when I found out, just sharing.

  • March 11, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    This is terrible!!

    by gotilk

    R.I.P. So depressing. McQuarrie, now Moebius?? I am not making light of this, but jeeze... someone get to Ron Cobb's place and make sure he has what he needs to stay healthy. Giger, too. Too soon. Far too soon. The article isn't attributed/signed above, so I'll just say whoever it is, that was a beautiful story. You must have felt like the world's greatest kid. This man will be missed.

  • March 11, 2012, 11 a.m. CST

    And yes I too would love tosee that sketch.

    by gotilk

    But if it's too personal, especially now, I get it. Maybe someday, eh?

  • March 11, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

    That's correct.The SS surfer dialog in Crimson Tide

    by KilliK

    was Tarantino's idea.

  • March 11, 2012, 1:11 p.m. CST

    That's it? One pic? What a legacy!

    by Zardoz

  • March 11, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Who wrote this?

    by cowsaysmoo

    Seems too well written to be Harry.

  • March 11, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    I Am Truly Sad. I Have A Poster of the Arzach Image In The Article

    by Buzz Maverik

    It always inspires me.

  • March 11, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    A titan

    by Keith

    I always loved his work on Tron in particular. The obvious thing to do would be lots of sharp edges and straight lines, but Giraud's designs for that film are full of sweeping organic curves. It's one of the things that means it still looks beautiful to this day - an incredible piece of work artistically.

  • March 11, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Yet another wave of "RIP"ing

    by MisterManReturns

    Again, can we please reclaim the word "died"?

  • March 11, 2012, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Ditto

    by dahveed1972

  • March 11, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    His work on (1987) Masters of the Universe was amazing!

    by Jake Pantlin

    Moebius and William Stout both did amazing pre-production work on that film.

  • March 11, 2012, 6:06 p.m. CST

    damn.

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

  • March 11, 2012, 6:31 p.m. CST

    RIP

    by GARY MAKIN

  • March 11, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST

    RIP

    by frank cotton

  • March 11, 2012, 6:44 p.m. CST

    I said, the Kirby Silver Surfer was the only real Silver Surfer

    by FleshMachine

    Petty Officer First Class Danny Rivetti: I said, the Kirby Silver Surfer was the only real Silver Surfer. And that the Moebius Silver Surfer was shit. And Bennefield's a big Moebius fan. And it got of hand. I pushed him. He pushed me. I lost my head, Sir. I'm Sorry. Hunter: Rivetti, you're a supervisor. You can get a commission like that. [Snaps finger] Petty Officer First Class Danny Rivetti: I know, Sir. You're 100 percent right. It will never happen again. Hunter: It better not happen again. If I see this kind of nonsense again, I'm going to write you up. You understand? Petty Officer First Class Danny Rivetti: [No answer] Hunter: Do you understand? Petty Officer First Class Danny Rivetti: Yes, Sir. Hunter: You have to set an example even in the face of stupidity. Everybody who reads comic books knows that the Kirby Silver Surfer is the only true Silver Surfer. Now am I right or wrong? Petty Officer First Class Danny Rivetti: You're right, Sir. Hunter: Now get out of here.

  • March 11, 2012, 6:44 p.m. CST

    it was tarantino who wrote that in crimson tide

    by FleshMachine

    yep

  • March 11, 2012, 7:10 p.m. CST

    kroot.

    by j_difool

  • March 11, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Harold, tart again from

    by shubniggurath

    Jean Giraud was one of our great comic and film artists.

  • March 11, 2012, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Start again even (christ no edit still?)

    by shubniggurath

    Anyway, it's an OBIT, so lets have less "I" and more "He", eh? Fuck, Moebius had died man! and 3/4 of the obit are about you!

  • March 11, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST

    This site aint easy on bad typists is it?

    by shubniggurath

    Now I know there's no edit button (a basic fucking option for forums circa 2012), I'd like to take this opportunity to call out big Harry on his FUCKING SHIT obit to one of the greatest artists in recent times. 3/4's of his goddamn post are about himself, rather than use his time and space to congratulate the deceased on all his work. HARRY - I don't care if MOEBIUS wiped your fucking arse when you were a kid, or took you the cinema whilst babysitting, its an OBIT to HIM, not ANOTHER opportunity for you to harp on about YOUR life. I've not logged in for years, but this 'OBIT' of yours is a fucking sad post to a great man.

  • March 11, 2012, 10:51 p.m. CST

    A Giant among us has fallen

    by blue meanie

    To say that I am a fan of Moebius' work would be a major understatement. Like others, I grew up reading Heavy Metal, mesmerized by his great artistry and his many distinct art styles. Could one man be so talented that one serial looked so different from other? So many characters in so many worlds. Many years later, I finally had the opportunity to meet the man in person at the San Diego Comic Con. At that time, a very interesting Japanese Anime called Dragon's Heaven came out that pretty much looked as close to a Moebius animation than anything I've seen, even up to now. When I met him, I gave him a VHS copy of that animation, and I pulled out my copy of Miyazaki's first issue of Nausicaa for him to sign, to which he wrote the introduction and did a poster in it. He was so appreciative of the VHS gift, he did s sketch of Nausicaa in my comic and a nice female alien sketch in my sketchbook! I'll never forget that moment. So humble and so kind. Like Jack Kirby, this man had one of greatest impact on comics ever known. You will be missed, Jean Giraud.

  • March 12, 2012, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Arzach flies no more...

    by Blue_Demon

    Arzach on his enormous flier is, (along with Terry Gilliam's image of Sam Lowery flying in BRAZIL) one of the greatest images of freedom I can think of. Does anything else come close to symbolizing daydreams so perfectly? I have lots of printed material with Mr. Giraud's art in it. I can't wait for five o'clock so I can get home and look at it again. His beautiful IRON MAN poster is above my drafting table right now. Rest in Peace, Mr. Giraud and thank you.

  • Neytiri and Jake flying together with their banshees.

  • March 12, 2012, 1:15 p.m. CST

    The article does not make it clear....

    by Abe

    ...so what project did he decide not to work on?

  • March 12, 2012, 1:16 p.m. CST

    This man's art is truly amazing

    by bottombrick

  • March 12, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST

    So sad to hear

    by madmental

    What thoroughly depressing news. An amazingly gifted artist and one of my very favourites. This one will be impossible to replace.

  • March 12, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST

    theczech be humbled.

    by pavel hora

  • March 12, 2012, 5:12 p.m. CST

    I'm proud to say I worked on the first three Panzer Dragoon games

    by Domi'sInnerChild

  • March 12, 2012, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the vision Moebius

    by Domi'sInnerChild

  • March 12, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST

    First Ralph McQuarrie and now Moebius...

    by WeylandYutani

    Syd Mead better watch out, the Grim Reaper is hunting for him.

  • March 13, 2012, 7:44 a.m. CST

    He was awesome

    by RG

    His strips in heavy metal were always among my favorites.

  • March 13, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    RIP

    by Yukon Cornelius

    One of the greatest graphic artists of the age--I think his work will be seen in years to come as comparable to Dore's engravings.

  • March 13, 2012, 2 p.m. CST

    Harry, post a scan of your sketch!

    by monorail77

    Such a great story, Harry. You should post that sketch he did for you. Unless that pic is the sketch? I don't think so, too much colour. Anyway, RIP, sir and thank you for all the great art.

  • March 15, 2012, 11:16 p.m. CST

    I know it's been said, but can't be said enough...

    by SK229

    WHAT THE FUCK DO WE DO NOW?! Where are the artists that will replace these legends? We may have a newer generation of sci-fi and fantasy film directors like Blomkamp, Nolan, and Duncan Jones... hell, even Ridley Scott, but the DESIGNS are all borderline generic or totally derivative. I'm seriously putting this out there because maybe there are people I'm not aware of, but are there any artists anybody here knows of where you'd like to see their work represented on film in some way? Is the problem more that the top film directors only work with people where the emperor has no clothes. Doug Chiang of SW Prequel fame would qualify in that category. The designs in those movies were SO uninspired, and I actually heard that he made a snarky comment about McQuarrie's designs being 'wrong'? Not sure if that was even true but it sure seemed to fit when I heard it. Yeah... way to shit all over the second man most responsible for Star Wars even getting made in the first place. Anyway... rest in peace Jean Giraud... you've certainly earned it.