Jean Giraud, better known under his nom-de-plume Moebius, succumbed to cancer today, 73 years old.
I had the enormous privilege of meeting him during the Kemi comics festival 2003. I am today saddened by his demise, as well as happy I was able to tell him personally how much his art inspired me to continue drawing through my youth, well after my peers had lost interest.
I don´t believe in talent, I think you become good by not quitting. I think I am not alone in having Moebius´ art as an inspiration in not quitting during those crucial years.
Again, thank you, Mr. Giraud.