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 under the pseudonym Moebius (; French: [məbjys]), as well as Gir (French: [ʒiʁ]) outside the English-speaking world, used for the Blueberry series—his most successful creation in the non-English speaking parts of the world—and his Western-themed paintings. Esteemed by Federico Fellini, Stan Lee, and Hayao Miyazaki, among others, he has been described as the most influential bandes dessinées 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 1,219,621 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Jean Giraud is the 9th most popular comic artist (up from 11th in 2019), the 737th most popular biography from France (up from 766th 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 9 out of 174Before him are Hergé, René Goscinny, Osamu Tezuka, Joseph Barbera, Carl Barks, and Akira Toriyama. After him are Matt Groening, Peyo, Hugo Pratt, Bob Kane, Jack Kirby, and Morris.

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Among people born in 1938, Jean Giraud ranks 35Before him are Otto Rehhagel, Bounnhang Vorachith, Heinz Fischer, Donald Knuth, Giorgetto Giugiaro, and Robert Nozick. After him are Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Rod Laver, Brian Dennehy, Diana Rigg, Marina Vlady, and Raymond Carver. Among people deceased in 2012, Jean Giraud ranks 26Before him are Roger Garaudy, Donna Summer, Robin Gibb, Larry Hagman, Ravi Shankar, and Sven Hassel. After him are Stephen Covey, Tony Scott, Matilde Camus, Carlos Fuentes, Hebe Camargo, and Rodney King.

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Among people born in France, Jean Giraud ranks 737 out of 5,234Before him are Maurice Gamelin (1872), Claude Lelouch (1937), Raoul Dufy (1877), Célestin Freinet (1896), Bernart de Ventadorn (1135), and Jacques de Vaucanson (1709). After him are Hugh the Great (898), Jean-Baptiste Kléber (1753), Annie Girardot (1931), Sophie of France (1786), Dom Pérignon (1639), and Balthus (1908).


Among comic artists born in France, Jean Giraud ranks 3Before him are Albert Uderzo (1927) and René Goscinny (1926). After him are Jean-Jacques Sempé (1932), Cabu (1938), Émile Cohl (1857), Claire Bretécher (1940), Philippe Honoré (1941), Jacques Tardi (1946), Jacques Martin (1921), Tignous (1957), and Gotlib (1934).