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Artist, Jean Giraud aka Moebius (1938-2012)

Jean Giraud’s art found its way to you. You just was not aware.

View the Tumblr Quenched Consciousness for a comprehensive collection of Jean Giraud’s work.

Neil Gaiman on Moebius

Gaiman’s full eulogy on Moebius can be found at his journal post Remembering Moebius.

He drew different stories in different styles, and the only thing they seemed to have in common was that they were beautiful. -Neil Gaiman

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In Search of Moebius

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illustration by Moebius :: scanned from The Art of Star Wars Galaxy :: Topps Publishing :: 1993

Moebius’ Iron Man

Moebius Comics, issue 1 from Caliber Press, 1996

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Entrepreneur , Steve Jobs (1955 2011)

We have issues with Apple and their policies but Steve Jobs is not a faceless company. Without Jobs we would not be able to hold the future in the palm of our hand.

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Clarence Clemons, The Big Man, (1942 – 2011)

But it is with Springsteen that his name will be most associated. Indeed “The Boss” was ever-keen to acknowledge Clemons’s importance in altering his fortunes when he was a struggling singer-songwriter, notably singing in Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out about the moment “the Big Man joined the band”.

The song was featured on Springsteen’s breakthrough album Born To Run. Significantly, the front cover shot portrayed Springsteen leaning for support on the 6ft 2in, 18-stone Clemons. “With Clarence at my side,” Springsteen said, “my band and I were able to tell stories far deeper than those simply contained in our music.”

The Telegraph
RIP Clarence Clemons: Internet Mourns Death of The Big Man [VIDEOS]
Wikipedia Clarence Clemons
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Sad Moment of Who: Actor Roy Skelton, Voice of the Daleks, (1931 – 2011)

The voice actor recently explained he always tried to bring a “happy energy” to his work.

He said: “I’ve been very lucky, but I hope I have brought a certain happy energy to my work. I suppose I have a voice that can grab and colour a character in, I hope, an exciting way.

“I have been very lucky because I have always been doing a job that gave me so much pleasure.”

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The Atlantic’s Photo Essay on Dismantling the Space Shuttle Program or How to Make a Space Bastard Cry

Check out all 27 photos on The Atlantic.

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RESTREPO Director Tim Hetherington and Photographer Chris Hondros Killed in Libya

Hetherington was with a group of photo journalists who were all injured in the attack, including Getty Images photographer Chris Hondros, whose wounds are said to be “grave.”

Above is an ABC news video about the tragedy with a trailer to RESTREPO included.

We’ve not seen RESTREPO yet. A good friend and Iraq veteran has insisted that it should be at the top of our to-watch list.

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Elisabeth Sladen, Dr Who’s Sarah Jane Smith, (1948 – 2011)

Sladen was most known—and absolutely beloved—for her portrayal of journalist Sarah Jane Smith on Doctor Who, a role that she made popular in the 1970s and reprised once again in 2006 along with the revival of the series. This eventually led to her starring in the character’s own program, The Sarah Jane Adventures, which recently concluded its fourth season in the fall of 2010.

Current showrunner Steven Moffat had this to say of Sladen: “Never meet your heroes” wise people say. They weren’t thinking of Lis Sladen.

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Dwayne McDuffie (1962 – 2011)

We sat on this post longer than any of our previous obit posts. It’s as if by not posting Dwayne McDuffie’s death we’d somehow keep it from being true. That was a silly thought and a mistake. All we’ve done is think about it in the weeks since.

McDuffie is the man responsible for igniting a new found love of the DCU. His stories on the animated series JUSTICE LEAGUE and JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED mixed Marvel’s soul and attention to real world mechanics with DC’s sentiment and inherent iconic nature.

McDuffie was about creating characters. The color of a person’s skin is a part of their life but it is not the end all and be all of said person. That’s the feeling we got from all of McDuffie’s characters.

McDuffie was a talented storyteller, well loved amongst his fans and peers and uncompromising. That is an almost impossible mix. In Dwayne McDuffie it became possible.

We shared a small correspondence with McDuffie many years ago. It’s doubtful he would have remembered it. Even then, years ago, he was a pretty big deal in comics. The fact that he took the time to respond to a “nobody” from Alabama spoke volumes to us about his character and made us realize one doesn’t have to give up being a nice guy to do well in writing.

Below is all the remembrance links we ran across in February.

Below the cut are a few choice moments that highlight his career in our eyes.

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Focus: 2011 Sendai Earthquake and Tsunami

We’ve noted several articles, photographs and videos in the time since learning of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week. If you follow our Twitter(also noted to the right side of this Newsmine) you’ll get some of this information real-time.

Now here are the other links we’ve noted in the last few days.

Help Japan
Signalnoise created a Help Japan poster(which is now sold out) in order to raise money for disaster relief.

Canada: Text REDCROSS to 30333 to donate $10
USA: Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10
Ireland: Text REDCROSS to 57500 to donate €5

There is a Reuters article that suggests if you want to help Japan that you should focus your efforts on the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders or Save the Children.

We leave it to you to decide how best to contribute aid.

More photos, videos and articles under the cut.
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Actor, Leslie Nielsen (1926 – 2010)

His work brought smiles to the world when smiles were needed most.

Below is a great scene from Dracula: Dead and Loving It(thanks to @bekka_black) and a masterful montage of his work over the years.

He said of his work that “I have no interest in doing anything important.” He perhaps stretched the joke by publishing an autobiography in 1993, The Naked Truth, which included comic fabrications such as two Academy Awards and an affair with Elizabeth Taylor. He actually did attract two Emmy nominations, however, but failed to win on either occasion.

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