Jean Giraud — the visionary artist better known as Moebius — was born May 8, 1938.
UPDATED 5/8/17: This year, we salute Moebius with an interview with protege Geof Darrow, one of comics’ top artists. Click here to check it out. You want to. And you can still enjoy this round-up:
It’s easy to say that Moebius’ artwork is breathtaking and that’s because it is. I can’t for a second conceive of how to look at the world like he did so his artwork reaches me in ways a lot of other art doesn’t. It’s beautiful and not a little unsettling.
Moebius died in 2012 but we’re left with a robust legacy of brilliant color and delicate linework.
Here’s our 13 COVERS salute … though I did cheat by including some illos that were not covers. Hey, I get to make the rules, right?
Anyway, Moebius is the kind of artist where people are protective of their favorites, so if you don’t see your top cover or illustration here — which is entirely possible — don’t get all angry. Just add it to the comments below or in whichever social-media thread you found this.
Check out The GEOF DARROW INTERVIEWS: Moebius, here.