Finally found a minute to pay my respects to Jean Giraud who passed away last week.
Moebius is one of the people who made comics a place I wanted to be. He brought the surreal, the strange, the disturbing into comics, and his influence has spread like a strange alien lichen across the breadth of the medium, beautifying and changing everything it touched.
He made comics a place where wild and wonderful things can grow, a garden of horrors and delights where artists can create with absolute freedom. He broke down the wall around the garden, let it run riot, and left it for us.
I hope he's passed on to a place just as strange and fabulous as the worlds he left behind.