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Albert Uderzo, Co-Creator of Asterix, Has Died, Aged 92

Albert Uderzo, co-creator of Astérix the Gaul died last night in his sleep, in his home in Neuilly, France, after suffering a heart attack, at the age of 92. His death was unrelated to the current coronavirus pandemic. The character, one of the most popular comic book characters and franchises in the world, had just […]

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Belgian Police Discover 84 Pages of Stolen Albert Uderzo Art in Forest

It feels something that might have actually happened in an Asterix comic, to be followed by a lot of dead wild boar. But it appears that Belgian police have discovered 84 stolen pieces of art by Asterix co-creator Albert Uderzo, secreted in a forest. Or, rather, the town of Forest. Eighty-four original drawings were found […]

Charlie Hebdo To Print A Million Copies Of Next Issue (Google UPDATE)

As I hoped, there will indeed be a new issue of Charlie Hebdo out next week, despite the massacre in their offices yesterday morning. They will be printing a million copies. I get the feeling that won't be nearly enough. There have been many cartoon tributes to the staff of the French satirical magazine since the […]

Uderzo Family Settle Their Differences Over Asterix Legacy

After seven years not speaking to each other (and with a few lawsuits in the middle), a statement has been released stating that the co-creator of Asterix, Albert Uderzo and his wife Ada Uderzo have reconciled with their daughter Sylvie Uderzo, ending a seven-year conflict of legal proceedings. The announcement followed a ruling today from the Appeal Court of Versailles in […]

Albert Uderzo To Write Asterix Again

2013 saw the release of Asterix And The Picts, a 35th volume in the long running Asterix series , and became the best selling comic book of the year. Uniquely, it was the first not to be created by Rene Goscinny or Albert Uderzo. Uderzo took over all creative duties after the death of Goscinny, […]

Asterix Page Goes On Sale Next Month

Albert Uderzo is selling one of his original pages from Asterix And The Laurel Wreath, for charity. These pages are rarely sold, and the odds are it will attract considerable attention. Especially since Uderzo is no longer drawing the book… The auction will be on October 5th at the Salomon de Rotschild hotel in Paris, […]

The First Image From This Year's Biggest Selling Graphic Novel

This is the first image from what will be 2014's biggest selling graphic novel in the world. Asterix And The Picts by Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad, will be set in Scotland and overseen by Albert Uderzo, who designed the Pict in question's kilt in the manner of a racing flag… out in October. The […]

More Images From The Asterix Toon Give Us A Look At Obelix

René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo's Adventures of Asterix albums lend themselves nicely to animated feature adaptation, I think. I'm hoping the upcoming CG toon is the best yet, and really taps into that potential. It's certainly looking lovely in these still images. Thanks again to Lyricis for their scans (the last one is a bigger […]