Comic book artist Giraud dies

Giraud, who was also known by the name Moebius, passed away in Paris, France on Friday night (09Mar12) after a battle with cancer.

He began his career as an illustrator in the advertising industry, but went on to create a number of famous comic book characters, including French creation Lieutenant Blueberry and a collaboration with Marvel boss Stan Lee on the Silver Surfer.

Giraud also worked on storyboards for a number of science fiction films and helped create the look of Sir Ridley Scott’s Alien and 1982’s Tron, as well as The Abyss, The Fifth Element, Willow and Masters of the Universe.