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Jean Giraud/Moebius: May 8th 1938 - March 10th 2012

Posted: March 10, 2012

We have lost one great man and two outstanding comics artists. The sad news has come through of the death today at the age of 73 of the visionary innovator of French comics, Jean Giraud, aka Moebius. Here is a photo of him with Aya author Margeurite Abouet at the 2011 Angoulême Comics Festival. It was an honour and delight for me to meet him and interview him in Paris. You can read my articles based on this conversation, Leading A Double Life Part 1 and Part 2. To see him drawing with American artists Joe Kubert and Neal Adams in 1972 on the live French TV show Tac au Tac, see this wonderful YouTube video.

As Joann Sfar tweeted, ‘On existe grace à Moebius’ (We exist thanks to Moebius). Jean Giraud and Moebius lived a double life; he left us too soon but has left us so much.

Jean Giraud - Moebius © Nicolas Guérin / la Cité

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