One of France’s best-known cartoonists, Jean Giraud – also known as Moebius – has died in Paris at the age of 73 after a long fight against cancer.
The comic-book artist and designer was revered in a country where cartoons are held in high artistic regard, but his work also found fame in Japan and the United States.
Moebius was perhaps best known for the Western series Blueberry, which he co-created. Its main character starts out as a committed racist before becoming an enemy of all types of discrimination.
The Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho, whose book “The Alchemist” was illustrated by the cartoonist, wrote on Twitter that “the great Moebius died today, the great Moebius lives on”.
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