Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Jean Giraud (Moebius) (1938-2012)
Giraud was widely recognised within the comics field, winning awards at Lucca, Angouleme and elsewhere; outside the field, he was an acclaimed designer, working on films ranging from Alien to Space Jam. I've written a longer piece for The Guardian which you'll find linked below.
Here I'll just add that Giraud was an occasional contributor to British comics through reprints. His first Blueberry album, 'Fort Navajo', was reprinted in Valiant in 1965 and four albums were translated by Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge (better known as the translators of Asterix) for Egmont/Methuen in 1977-78. Some Mobius strips were reprinted in A1 (Atomeka) and various Marvel/Epic collections were distributed in the UK by Titan.
The Guardian (13 March 2012), The Independent (17 March).