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Two names existing as a monolith of singular vision. A vision that can conjure tales of gunfighters riding the arid trails of the Old West, to alternate worlds with towering mega-cities, to the farthest expanse of the imagination.
When Jean Giraud aka Moebius died a year ago, social media amongst his fans went nuts! It's not hyperbole to say that Giraud was one of the few living artists whose work was universally admired and loved by everyone.
He is missed.
To mark the anniversary of his passing (March 10, 2012), we took an hour to remember Moebius. Words could hardly encapsulate the breadth of this career, though we do try. Thanks for stopping by and taking a listen.
**In honor of Blueberry, we threw an Easter egg at the end of this one discussing our favorite westerns. Stay til the end credits roll, 'Nation!
Below is an image from Arzach, the wordless comic series Giraud created back in 1975 for his own Métal Hurlant (Heavy Metal). Arzach was probably considered an instant classic the day it debuted.
It's always fun when you see guys and gals who don't normally do mainstream comics tackle well-known mainstream characters. Their takes are usually provocative and challenge your ideas of what these characters should look and feel like. These are from a series of posters produced by Marvel in 1990.
A painted image from Blueberry, Moebius' popular western series. It would be almost trite to say that this man could draw anything and make it look awesome — so I won't say it!
From the book 40 Days in the Desert. Love it.
I'm a Hendrix fan, so what the hell. Jean Giraud collides with pop culture, yet again!
A shot of the man himself at a gallery show somewhere. If anyone knows the where and the when, shoot us a note.