On the 10th of March 2012, this world has lost a legendary visionary. Jean “Mœbius” Giraud has passed away. Moebius is one of the few contemporary artists whose legacy is as influential on the history of visual art, as classic masters of antiquity. An artists’ artist, without his art there would not be entire generations of great, influential artists where they are today. He holds the distinction of being unshakeable by the test of trends and his art went wherever he wanted it to.
The very first time I laid eyes on his art, I have barely begun to read. I stumbled upon untranslated copies of Arzach in a dilapidated library. A time before the internet, attempting to gain access to his art provided a child with adventures of his own: scavenging clues, asking questions and making guesses as to which kind of book stores would carry his work.
Worlds filled with oddities that felt tangibly real, no matter what transpired in them, harmonious lines that speak volumes, what immense joy his work brought. Your mark will never, ever be forgotten.
Thank you Jean “Moebius” Giraud, may you be well on your next travels, hopefully through the galaxies you have depicted so wondrously.