Jean Giraud (Moebius) was a French comic artist & illustrator. He collaborated with Alejandro Jodorowsky on “Dune” on an iteration of dune which was never completed. Moebius “contributed storyboards and concept designs to numerous science fiction and fantasy films, such as Alien, Tron, The Fifth Element and The Abyss.” (Wikipedia)
“He’s a unique talent endowed with an extraordinary visionary imagination that’s constantly renewed and never vulgar. Moebius disturbs and consoles. He has the ability to transport us into unknown worlds where we encounter unsettling characters. My admiration for him is total. I consider him a great artist, as great as Picasso and Matisse.”
– Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini
Moebius was certainly one of the great creative minds of the last generation. Take a look at the illustrations below. These are a few of tens of thousands.
Here’s a documentary from the BBC about him: