Legendary Artist Jean Giraud, Alias Moebius, Passes Away

Mobius passed today, the world is a sadder pafor itstBy: Kevin Melrose, Souce: Comic Book Resources

Jean Giraud, the enormously influential French comic artist widely known as Moebius, passed away this morning in Paris following a long illness, RFI reports. He was 73.

While Giraud and his works are far better known in his native France than in the United States, it’s virtually impossible to overstate his influence on comics artists, writers and readers around the globe. For evidence, look no further than Twitter, where “Jean Giraud” and “Moebius” are worldwide trending topics.

Co-creator, with writer Jean-Michel Charlier, of the Western comic strip “Fort Navajo” and its hugely popular spinoff “Blueberry,” Giraud was born in 1938 in the Parisian suburb of Nogent-sur-Marne, where he spent his childhood drawing cowboys and Indians. Continue reading

Legendary Comic Artist Gene Colan Dead at 84

Gene Colan passes at 84, R.I.P. Gene..By Albert Ching, Newsarama

Legendary comic book artist Gene Colan has passed away at age 84, as first reported on the personal blog of writer Clifford Meth.

Colan had nearly 70 years of experience in the comic book industry, including work in the 1940s for Marvel’s precursor Timely Comics. Colan went on to draw several Marvel icons, including Iron Man (in Tales of Suspense), Doctor Strange, and a seven-year run on Daredevil between 1966 and 1973. In 1969, Colan and Stan Lee created the Falcon, a frequent partner of Captain America and the first African-American superhero in mainstream comics.

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