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Asterix creator Albert Uderzo dies at 92 (Comic Book Forums)

  • Asterix creator Albert Uderzo dies at 92

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  • Posted: March 24, 2020 10:09:33 am
  • French comic-book artist, who created Asterix with the writer René Goscinny, dies at home ‘from a heart attack unrelated to the coronavirus’

    The French comic book artist, who created the beloved Asterix comics in 1959 with the writer René Goscinny, died on Tuesday. He “died in his sleep at his home in Neuilly from a heart attack unrelated to the coronavirus. He had been very tired for several weeks,” his son-in-law Bernard de Choisy told AFP.

    One of the best-loved characters in French popular culture, with more than 370m albums sold worldwide, 11 films and an Asterix theme park, the small-statured Asterix is a warrior from Roman-occupied ancient Gaul, who together with his best friend Obelix and dog Dogmatix – Idéfix in the French original – takes pleasure in outwitting Roman legionnaires. Fortunately for Asterix, Obelix fell into a cauldron of magic potion as a child, making him invincibly strong.

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/mar/24/asterix-creator-albert-uderzo-dies-at-92
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  • Posted: March 25, 2020 11:33:40 am
  • I'm sorry to hear about the passing of René Goscinny. Asterix wasn't super popular here in North America, but in Europe (especially France) it was a comic strip that had been around for over 50 years.

    I haven't read much Asterix in the last 40 years, but a handful.

    I saw a live action movie about Asterix about ten years ago (or so) and it was pretty fun. It didn't do very well outside of France.
  • Posted: March 25, 2020 12:31:52 pm
  • René Goscinny died in 1977 at the age of 51 he was the writer. Wink

    Albert Uderzo is the artist that just passed Wink

    I too saw the movie and it was okay.
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  • Posted: March 25, 2020 12:32:57 pm
  • Canuck, sorry I'm an idiot!!
  • Posted: March 25, 2020 12:52:13 pm
  • No worries, these are stressful times. Cool
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