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The Mœbius pseudonym, which Jean Giraud came to use for his science fiction and fantasy work, was born in 1963....
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The Mœbius pseudonym, which Jean Giraud came to use for his science fiction and fantasy work, was born in 1963.

In a satire magazine called Hara-Kiri, Giraud used the name for 21 strips in 1963–64. Subsequently, the pseudonym Mœbius went unused for a decade.

When new pages are sent to editors and see rejection, we should ask for the reasons. We must study the reasons for failure and learn. It’s not about struggle with our limitations or with public or the publishers. It’s more about treating it like in aikido; the strength of the attack is used to defeat him with the same effort.

Jean Giraud aka Mœbius

In 1975 he revived the Mœbius pseudonym, and with Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Philippe Druillet and Bernard Farkas, he became one of the founding members of the comics art group ‘Les Humanoïdes Associés’. Together they started the magazine Métal hurlant, the magazine known in the English-speaking world as Heavy Metal. Mœbius’ famous serial The Airtight Garage and his groundbreaking Arzach both began in Métal hurlant. In 1976, Métal hurlant published ‘The Long Tomorrow’, written by Dan O’Bannon.




Mœbius Jean Giraud Documentary

Arzach is a wordless comic, created in a conscious attempt to breathe new life into the comic genre which at the time was dominated by American superhero comics. It tracks the journey of the title character flying on the back of his pterodactyl through a fantastic world mixing medieval fantasy with futurism. Unlike most science fiction comics, it has no captions, no speech balloons and no written sound effects. It has been argued that the wordlessness provides the strip with a sense of timelessness, setting up Arzach’s journey as a quest for eternal, universal truths.

Jean Giraud
BornJean Henri Gaston Giraud
8 May 1938
Nogent-sur-Marne, France
Died10 March 2012 (aged 73)
Paris, France
Area(s)Writer, Artist
Pseudonym(s)Mœbius, Gir
Notable works
Notable collaborations
Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jean-Michel Charlier

Going from Giraud to Mœbius, I twisted the strip; changed dimensions. I was the same and yet someone else. Mœbius is the result of my duality.

Jean Giraud aka Mœbius

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