Sad news to report but from the French newspaper Le Monde that artist Jean-Claude Mezieres has passed away at the age of 83. Mezieres created such classic works with his frequent collaborator Pierre Cristin such as La Cité des Eaux Mouvantes, L’Empire des Mille Planètes, Lady Polaris, and Atlas Cosmique: les Habitants du Ciel.

Anime studio Satelight co-produced one of his works Time Jam: Valerian & Laureline with French studio Dargud-Marina in 2007 and a live-action film based on the graphic novel Valerian et Laureline in 2017.

We here send our condolence to his loved ones and family.