One of our favorite cartoonists died last Saturday. Tom and I first saw Jean Giraud's work in Heavy Metal Magazine back in the late 70s when he did The Incal. His beautiful drawings and mysterious stories stayed with us, and we bought and read everything we could find of his.
I love his style, his perfect detail, and the way he made imaginary worlds come to life.
He did the production design for the movie The 5th Element. It's one of our all time favorites. His great aliens, the costumes, and the crazy but consistent look of the world are part of why we love it so much.
I feel his loss personally, as a magical part of my life that's past and gone.