Sunday, 29 December 2013

Western comics

Although there are some great American western comics, to me, there's no doubt, the best westerns came from the pen and brushes of Franco-Belgian authors.
Joseph Gillain, a Belgian artist, better known as Jijé created a comics series Jerry Spring in 1950.
It was originally published in Spirou magazine. Later, flooded with the amount of work Jijé was assisted by the young and talented Jean Henri Gaston Giraud, who eventually blossomed into a genius comics master also known by his aliases Moebius and Gir. His comic strip series Lt. Blueberry, written by  Jean-Michel Charlier became the best ever western comic strip/book.
Here are the images by Jijé (upper) and by Giraud:

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