This week hasn’t been particularly a happy one. Ralph McQuarrie dying last week and we just got to know that the big Jean Giraud (Moebius for most mortal readers) just died today at the age of 73. It looks like yesterday to me when he was presenting his biographical comic in Madrid’s Fnac and talking about all these projects he had in mind and new upcoming releases of Blueberry or his personal series.
One of the biggies of French & European comic whose latest big retrospective held @ Cartier’s foundation was not only a way of paying tribute to the French genius, but asking him for more, because we all wanted more, thinking his elongated hands would still doodle for many years.
The 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s… he dropped a jewel and a new style in every decade whether it was a comic or a film, a graphic novel … or even games! Needless to mention his 5234524 works, fruitful collaborations with Jodorowsky, Marvel and Hollywood. Sci-fi wouldn’t be the same without him, neither would be Europe.
So many creations that we would lose an entire week telling you about each and everyone, so we’ll just simply highlight his figure and recommend you visit not only his website, but of course, the wikipedia article that perfectly lists his unapproachable creation. See you on the other side sir!