Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Jean Giraud/Moebius 1938-2012
I'm still kinda devastated by the passing of one of my favorite artists of all time, Jean Giraud. I only got to meet him a few times, but each time was memorable. The first time was in the late 80's at the San Diego Comicon ( before the show became this pop culture monster) when it was all about art and comics.I got three skecthes from him which I treasure. I never thought that I would get to meet my idols, but since moving to California from Hawaii, I've pretty much gotten to meet them all. Moebius being at the top of that list along with Frank Frazetta whom I also met at the Con. The last time I got to meet Moebius was at last year's CTN EXPO in Burbank and got watch him sketch for an hour straight. Mind blowing. I'll really miss him, but I'll continue to use his influence and inspiration to keep me going in my efforts to become a better artist.