In 1962, Moebius teamed up with writer, Jean-Michel Charlier and started up a comic strip called Fort Navajo for Pilote magazine. It was greatly acclaimed and continued uninterrupted for the next 12 years. Lieutenant Blueberry became its most popular character, and his adventures in the spin-off, Blueberry are Moebius' best known work in France. In Europe, comics are considered high art and France has even issued postage stamps in his honor.
Moebius did strips from 1963 to 1964 in a magazine called Hara-Kiri and then disappeared for many years. Then in 1975, he co-created a magazine entitled Metal Hurlant In 1981, he started his immensely popular Incal series with Alejandro Jodorowsky. Arzach and the serial, Airtight Garage, also had their origins in Metal Hurlant.
In 1988 Moebius drew a two-part The Silver Surfer limited series with writer, Stan Lee.
In 2003 Moebius collaborated with the mangaka, Jiro Taniguchi, on Icaro.
Moebius’ vision of The Surfer was ridiculed in the film Crimson Tide by the character of Lt. Commander Ron Hunter, played by Denzel Washington, in a scene written by a then unknown, Quentin Tarantino. In contrast, Moebius achieved a monumental screen triumph with his design work on the 1997 film, The Fifth Element.
- Winner 1975 Yellow Kid Best Foreign Artist
- Winner 1979 Adamson Award for Blueberry
- Winner 1980 Yellow Kid Best Foreign Author
- Winner 1981 Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême
- Winner 1985 Grand Prix for the Graphic Arts
- Winner 1988 Harvey Award Best Foreign Material for Moebius
- Winner 1989 Eisner Award Best Finite/Limited Series for The Silver Surfer
- Winner 1989 Harvey Award Best Foreign Material for The Incal
- Winner 1991 Eisner Award Best Single Issue for Concrete Celebrates Earth Day
- Winner 1991 Harvey Award Best American Edition of Foreign Material for Blueberry
- Winner 1997 Harvey Award The Jack Kirby Hall of Fame
- Winner 1997 World Fantasy Award for Best Artist
- Winner 1998 Eisner Award's Hall of Fame
- Winner 2000 Max & Moritz Prize Special Prize for Outstanding Life’s Work
- Winner 2001 Haxtur Award Best Long Comic Strip for The Crowned Heart
Jean Henri Giraud, better known as Moebius, was born in 1938 in the suburbs of Paris. He’s been using the Moebius pseudonym since 1963, when he wanted to draw a distinction between his work in fantasy and science fiction and other works. Giraud started art school at the age of 16, and by 18, he was drawing a comic strip called "Frank et Jeremie" for Far West magazine.