Jean Henri Gaston Giraud, born May 8, 1938, died March 10, 2012.
A prolific artist, an irreplaceable and essential figure of the comic, his polymorphic work beyond the traditional boundaries of his discipline has influenced various fields such as cinema, painting, design, fashion...
Jean Giraud aka Gir is the creator of lieutenant Blueberry whose famous adventures begin in 1963 in the Pilote magazine with Jean-Michel Charlier's scenarios.
At the same time, Jean Giraud aka Moebius starts creating some Science Fiction comic for the Hara-Kiri Magazine.
In 1975, together with Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Philippe Druillet and Bernard Farkas he founds the Metal Hurlant magazine and publish the comic Arzach or Le Garage hermétique which represent, like the characters of Incal or Major, the whimsical side of his personality.
They will influence an entire generation of designers and artists.
From October 2010 to March 2011, the Cartier Foundation for contemporary art was presenting the exhibition "Moebius Transe Form", the first Parisian exhibition dedicated to Jean Giraud works. Jean Giraud / Moebius signed the covers of the Modem Paris and Milano March 2000 editions.