Jean Giraud aka Moebius, Passed Away March 10th, 2012
The artwork was so detailed and the settings often so completely alien to me who up until that point had only a steady diet of superhero comics along with a some Harvey and Archie books to add to the mix. I honestly didn't know that comics could look this way. It was such a broadening of my already active imagination and the potential of the medium. It was almost to comic books what Star Wars was to film for me as a kid. Only after his passing did I realize that Jean Giraud also helped design the styles for some of my favorite films such as Tron and The Fifth Element.
Jean Giraud left behind a lot of works for us to enjoy for generations to come. Its just hard to accept that the gifts from such a uniquely talented and imaginative man are coming to an end. Jean Giraud is one who is more than deserving of the description of visionary. He'll be missed for sure.