Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Jean Giraud, one of France's leading comics artists, has died in Paris at the age of 73 after a long illness.
He drew for more than 50 years, under various names, but was most widely known as Moebius.
He was popular in the US and Japan, working with legend Stan Lee and manga artists, as well as in his homeland
He also worked on design concepts and storyboards for a number of top science fiction films, including Alien, Tron, The Abyss and The Fifth Element.