Jean Giraud, more commonly known as Moebius, and who also signs some work as “GIR”, is a French comics artist and illustrator, very well known in Europe, less so here in the U.S.
Moebius is my favorite comics artist, and if you think of him as an illustrator, one of my favorites in that category as well. I haven’t had time to write a proper post on him, but I didn’t want to let this go by.
There is often, for various reasons, a dearth of Moebius art available on the web. His official site comes and goes and doesn’t show his work to best advantage.
However, someone has posted a nice variety of Moebius art on a Tumblr blog called Quenched Consciousness, and I wanted to point it out on an “enjoy it while you can” basis, as these things tend to disappear.
Though a somewhat disjointed collection — the comics aren’t in the context of the whole story and there is a glaring lack of images from his brilliant work on Lieutenant Blueberry — it’s still a nice cross section of his various styles, particularly if you’re not familiar with his work.
[Note: linked site contains images that are NSFW and not suitable for children.]
[Via Tom Gauld]