by Robert Boyd
Moebius, The Airtight Garage, published in Heavy Metal #7, 1976
Jean Giraud, who drew science fiction comics under the name Moebius, has died. I first encountered his work (and was blown away by it) in the 1976. This was a magazine I had to hide from the parents (way too much T&A than a 13 year old me could reasonably justify). His work was simultaneously witty and mind-blowing, which appealed equally to my science fiction-loving self and my MAD Magazine-loving self. His fecund imagination and effortless mastery of drawing have delighted and amazed me ever since. The art of comics has lost a master.
Moebius, The Airtight Garage, published in Heavy Metal, 1976