Jean “Moebius” Giraud has taken the world on a journey through his amazing mind using some of the most influential sci-fi films and comics. The futuristic surrealism that exists within this creator will remain in the memory of many: he’s worked as a leading artist and designer on such high profile films as the Fifth Element, 1982′s Tron, The Abyss and Willow. Jean Giraud’s visuals have a way of capturing the viewers interest and setting them into stone.
Giraud was born in 1938 in Nogent-sur-Marne, a suburb of Paris. At the age of 18, he began to illustrate for Far West Magazine until he got noticed by a well known comic in Europe at the time. After success in Paris, Jean Giraud’s career took off and he began to write the western comic series Blueberry in 1974, later resulting in the illustration of The Silver Surfer. His style would change dramatically and adapt to the tone of the series. In his lifetime he has taking the reader from extreme realism to the surrealism as seen in The Fifth Element, and Alien.
Although the pieces presented here follow a stylistic theme, Giraud’s full collection of work is highly eclectic… something that has brought him praise as well as criticism. Nonetheless, this amazing artist (who has gone unrecognized for far too long) is finally gaining much deserved recognition for his fantastic works. Enjoy!