Jean Giraud

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Birthday
8, 1938
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Mar 10, 2012 (73)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1938
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Mar 10, 2012 (73)

About

Better known by his professional names of Gir and Moebius, this French cartoonist and storyboard artist created the Blueberry western-themed comic book series and the Arzach science fiction comics and contributed to such science fiction films as Tron, The Fifth Element, and Alien.

Before Fame

In his late teens, he began a Far West magazine comic strip called Frank et Jeremie.

Trivia

He collaborated with Stan Lee on the Eisner Award-winning Silver Surfer Marvel Comics miniseries.

Family Life

He was born near Paris, France. Following his parents' 1941 divorce, he lived with his grandparents.

Associated With

He was a close friend of the Japanese anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki.