Who is Moebius ? Life of Sci Fi Artist Moebius and his Artworks

Who is Moebius (Jean Giraud)? His Life and His  Artworks

Jean Henri Gaston Giraud, aka Moebius, was born in Paris in 1938 to Raymond and Pauline. Jean Giraud, who announced his name in the world as an artist, cartoon creator, and writer, became one of the most important personalities in his field. This famous person, who made his name with his sci-fi comics and fantasy comics, still manages to become one of the artists whose name is revered today.

Moebius artwork

The rupture between Moebius’ mother and father, whose childhood was set during a turbulent period in Europe, caused deep traumas in his life. Moebius later identified his parents’ divorce as one of the main factors that gave birth to his art. Another element that influenced his art during childhood was the theater scene near their home, where he lived with his mother. Moebius, who tried to watch as many Western games as possible, began drawing Western comics when he was ten years old.

During his college years, he developed an interest in caricature and formed strong friendships with famous cartoonists he met. Although he received criticism from his teachers while in college about Western comics, Moebius did not lose his excitement about it; he managed to reveal his art by fighting the short period in Mexico, the Algerian War, and many other factors. Moebius, who completed his life as a successful illustrator when he died of cancer in 2012, is still revered by his name.

Moebius’ Arts

Jean Giraud, who works in Western comics, sci-fi comics, and fantasy comics, has managed to ravage the world with his works that we have compiled for you below.


Moebius blueberry cover art hitting cowboy
Moebius, one of his most famous and well-known works, has become an artist whose name is known to everyone today thanks to this series; he published this series between 1965 and 2007. It is known that this series, which has a total of 29 volumes, was partially translated into English. It can be said that this comic book, which is in the Western genre, is as influential as The Avengers and The Flash. The fact that the work, which was among the most widely read of its era, was published in French was a major obstacle to its name being known. He published this work not under the name Moebius, but the name Jean Giraud.


Arzach cover art moebius artwork vintage retro
Arzach, published in the French-language cartoon magazine’ Metal Hurlant, is a work created by Moebius. Arzach, which has reached a solemn audience in the world due to its sci-fi comics style, is also very valuable for Moebius in being referred to as a sci-fi artist. This work, published in 1975, came in different formats until Moebius’ death. However, when the artist died in 2012, many projects related to Arzach were halved.


Moebius, who tried to bring his artist identity to the forefront in almost every field, worked on everything from vintage to modern human portraits. He managed to make his name in the Film industry, especially with his costume and decor designs. Below are Moebius’s films, including quite valuable works such as The Fifth Element.


  • Alien (1979)
  • The Time Masters (1982)
  • Tron (1982)
  • Masters of the Universe (1987)
  • Willow (1988)
  • The Abyss (1989)
  • Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
  • The Fifth Element (1997)
  • Thru the Moebius Strip (2005)
  • Strange Frame (2012)