'Silver Surfer' comic artist, Jean Giraud, dies at 73

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The Independent Online

Jean Giraud, one of France's leading comics artists, has died at the age of 73 after a long illness.

He drew for more than 50 years under various names but was most widely known as Moebius. His best-known work in his native country was the Lieutenant Blueberry character, but he also worked on The Silver Surfer with Stan Lee.

He was popular in the US and Japan, and worked on design concepts and storyboards for a number of top science fiction films, including Alien and Tron.