As reported by our fine trade papers:
The legendary French artist Moebius, whose real name was Jean Giraud, died at age 73, according to the BBC.
Giraud's career spanned more than fifty years. His most famous creation was the Western anti-hero Blueberry, which first appeared in 1963 in France. Blueberry was a loner who traveled the post-Civil War American West after being framed for a murder he did not commit. The character started out as a racist but came to oppose discrimination of all kinds.
To American comics fans he is probably best known for a two-part Silver Surfer mini-series he scripted with Stan Lee, which won an Eisner Award ... in 1989. ...
Thirty years ago Moebius had a large hand in creating the animated feature Les Maîtres du temps, released in English as Time Masters.