Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud

1938 - 2012

French comics artist

Jean 'Moebius' Giraud was an internationally renowned comics artist originally from a suburb of Paris, France. Giraud began using the Moebius pseudonym in 1963 specifically for his fantasy and science fiction work which includes the L'Incal, The Airtight Garage, and Arzach series as well as storyboards for films such as Les Maîtres du temps, released in English as Time Masters. Moebius became the name by which he is best known in the US, where he's contributed production design for films such as Alien, Willow, The Abyss, and The Fifth Element. The style and tone of his artwork is very adaptive and through the course of his career has generally shifted from more realistic, as seen in his early Blueberry series, to more expressive and fantastical compositions.

Selected Bibliography:


Blueberry (1965 onward)

Arzach (English translation, 1976)

The Airtight Garage (English translation, 1976–1980)

Silver Surfer: Parable (1988–1989)

The Collected Fantasies of Jean Giraud (1987–1994)

Film Design

Alien (1979)

Tron (1982)

Willow (1988)

The Abyss (1989)

The Fifth Element (1997)