Jean Giraud

1938 - 2012

Jean Giraud

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 anti-heroes in Western comics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Giraud has received more than 1,002,334 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular comic artist.

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Among comic artists, Jean Giraud ranks 11 out of 155Before him are Jack Kirby, Albert Uderzo, Carl Barks, Joseph Barbera, Akira Toriyama, and Peyo. After him are Hugo Pratt, Matt Groening, Guillermo Mordillo, Bob Kane, Zdeněk Miler, and Morris.

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Among people born in 1938, Jean Giraud ranks 38Before him are Giorgetto Giugiaro, Otto Rehhagel, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Frederick Forsyth, Fuad Masum, and Robert Nozick. After him are Jean Seberg, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Kurt Wüthrich, Raymond Carver, Ben E. King, and Diana Rigg. Among people deceased in 2012, Jean Giraud ranks 28Before him are George Tupou V, Donna Summer, Ravi Shankar, Stephen Covey, Carlos Fuentes, and Tony Scott. After him are Robin Gibb, Matilde Camus, Andrew Huxley, Antoni Tàpies, Sun Myung Moon, and Eduard Khil.

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Among people born in France, Jean Giraud ranks 767 out of 4,109Before him are Jérôme Lalande (1732), Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans (1709), Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque (1902), Jean Froissart (1337), Edme Mariotte (1620), and Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540). After him are Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans (1676), Robert Doisneau (1912), Arnaut Daniel (1150), Louis Malle (1932), Françoise Hardy (1944), and Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857).


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), Émile Cohl (1857), Philippe Honoré (1941), Jacques Martin (null), Jacques Tardi (1946), Tignous (1957), and Sylvain Chomet (1963).

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