In Angoulême, An Obelisk Mounted In Asterix Creator's René Goscinny's Honour

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Yesterday saw the comic book capital of the world, Angoulême, reveal an obelisk mounted in honour of René Goscinny,  the late writer and co-creator of Asterix and Obelix.

Put together by Aymar du Chatenet, son-in-law and husband of Anne Goscinny, the monument measures 5.83 meters high, weighs 7 tons, making it the largest comic book monument in Europe. It was cut in two months by Gaspard Lapelerie, a Luberon stonecutter, including the 82 quotations from Goscinny…

This marks the 40th anniversary of Goscinny's death, and was timed to coincide with the presentation of the Goscinny Prize in Angoulême, this year to comic book creator Emmanuel Guibert.

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