Jean Giraud

1938 - 2012

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Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (French: [ʒiʁo]; 8 May 1938 – 10 March 2012) was a French artist, cartoonist and writer who worked in the Franco-Belgian bandes dessinées (BD) tradition. Giraud garnered worldwide acclaim predominantly under the pseudonym Mœbius (; French: [møbjys]) for his fantasy/science-fiction work, and to a slightly lesser extent as Gir (French: [ʒiʁ]), which he used for the Blueberry series and his other Western themed work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Giraud has received more than 1,927,070 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Jean Giraud is the 10th most popular comic artist (down from 7th in 2019), the 898th most popular biography from France (down from 718th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Comic Artist.

Jean Giraud was a French artist who is most famous for his work on the French comic series, "The Adventures of Tintin".

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Among comic artists, Jean Giraud ranks 10 out of 226Before him are Hergé, Akira Toriyama, Albert Uderzo, Peyo, Joseph Barbera, and Carl Barks. After him are Hugo Pratt, Morris, Matt Groening, Jack Kirby, Zdeněk Miler, and Leiji Matsumoto.

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Among people born in 1938, Jean Giraud ranks 46Before him are Donald Knuth, Kenny Rogers, Robert Nozick, Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld, César Luis Menotti, and Ahmed Qurei. After him are Jiří Menzel, Alpha Condé, Raymond Carver, Ayaz Mutallibov, Kurt Wüthrich, and Viktor Chernomyrdin. Among people deceased in 2012, Jean Giraud ranks 29Before him are Robin Gibb, Matilde Camus, Carlos Fuentes, Antoni Tàpies, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, and Sven Hassel. After him are John Demjanjuk, Antonio Tabucchi, Ravi Shankar, Sun Myung Moon, Larry Hagman, and Kiro Gligorov.

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Among people born in France, Jean Giraud ranks 898 out of 6,770Before him are Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656), Pierre Boulle (1912), Jules Ferry (1832), Edmond de Goncourt (1822), Claudine Auger (1941), and Richard I of Normandy (933). After him are Paul Delaroche (1797), Louis-Jules Trochu (1815), John I of Aragon (1350), Edgar Morin (1921), Jean-Claude Killy (1943), and Claude Lelouch (1937).


Among comic artists born in France, Jean Giraud ranks 3Before him are René Goscinny (1926), and Albert Uderzo (1927). After him are Jean-Jacques Sempé (1932), Cabu (1938), Philippe Honoré (1941), Émile Cohl (1857), Jacques Tardi (1946), Tignous (1957), Jean-Claude Mézières (1938), Jacques Martin (1921), and Gotlib (1934).