This article was originally published on Blue Labyrinths. Author: Matt Bluemink.
French comic book artist and illustrator Jean Giraud (1938–2012), aka Moebius, has had, perhaps, a more profound influence on the contemporary imagination than any other artist working in his field in the 20th century, yet many people will have never have heard his name. From his early work on cult French comic book Blueberry to the acclaimed Garden of Edena, Moebius has worked behind the scenes on some of the most important and critically acclaimed pieces of science fiction and fantasy of the 20th and 21st centuries. He has directly contributed storyboards and concept designs to the films Alien, Tron, and The Fifth Element, and his work has also been in the inspiration behind all-time sci-fi classics such as Star Wars, and Blade Runner, as well of as the fantastic works of Hayao Miyazaki.
Originally published at www.samwoolfe.com on December 11, 2018.