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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: [məbjys]) 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, particularly valued in continental Europe. Esteemed by Federico Fellini, Stan Lee, and Hayao Miyazaki, among others, he has been described as the most influential bande dessinée artist after Hergé.His most famous works include the series Blueberry, created with writer Jean-Michel Charlier, featuring one of the first antiheroes in Western comics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Giraud has received more than 1,628,500 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Jean Giraud is the 7th most popular comic artist (up from 9th in 2019), the 719th most popular biography from France (up from 736th 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 7 out of 174Before him are Stan Lee, Hergé, Osamu Tezuka, René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, and Joseph Barbera. After him are Carl Barks, Akira Toriyama, Peyo, Hugo Pratt, Matt Groening, and Zdeněk Miler.

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Among people born in 1938, Jean Giraud ranks 35Before him are Bernie Madoff, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liv Ullmann, Albert Fert, Abulfaz Elchibey, and Heinz Fischer. After him are Giorgetto Giugiaro, Fuad Masum, Donald Knuth, Marina Vlady, Bounnhang Vorachith, and Diana Rigg. Among people deceased in 2012, Jean Giraud ranks 25Before him are Robin Gibb, John Demjanjuk, Tony Scott, Roger Garaudy, Donna Summer, and Ravi Shankar. After him are Sven Hassel, Carlos Fuentes, Larry Hagman, Sergey Sokolov, Stephen Covey, and Antoni Tàpies.

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Among people born in France, Jean Giraud ranks 719 out of 6,011Before him are Adelbert von Chamisso (1781), Jean-Victor Poncelet (1788), Georges Sorel (1847), Raoul Dufy (1877), Jean Sylvain Bailly (1736), and Marin Marais (1656). After him are Robert Doisneau (1912), Louis Le Vau (1612), Gabrielle d'Estrées (1573), Raymond Aron (1905), Pope Stephen IX (1020), and Charles III, Duke of Bourbon (1490).


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), Jean-Claude Mézières (1938), Cabu (1938), Philippe Honoré (1941), Émile Cohl (1857), Jacques Tardi (1946), Tignous (1957), Jacques Martin (1921), and Claire Bretécher (1940).