Thought I would write a post about the late and great Jean Henri Gaston Giraud who passed away just a month ago. R.I.P Mr Giraud…
For those of you who don’t know, he was a French comic artist mostly known as a bandes dessinées artist (Comics that are created for a Belgian and French audience. These countries have a long tradition in comics and comic books Flemish Belgian comic books (originally written in Dutch) are influenced by francophone comics, yet have a distinctly different style. Many other European comics, especially Italian comics, are strongly influenced by Franco-Belgian comics.)
Jean Giraud has had a vast career, working with Marvel Comics on a Silver Surfer miniseries which won the Eisner Award for best limited series in 1989 and his awe inspiring later work on “Inside Moebius” an illustrated autobiographical fantasy in six hardcover volumes totalling 700 pages.
“Giraud’s working methods were various and adaptable ranging from etchings, white and black illustrations, to work in colour of the ligne claire genre and water colours. Giraud’s solo Blueberry works were sometimes criticized by fans of the series because the artist dramatically changed the tone of the series as well as the graphic style. However, Blueberry’s early success was also due to Giraud’s innovations, as he did not content himself with following earlier styles, an important aspect of his development as an artist.”
View his official website here: moebius.fr