Saturday, 05 December, 2020

Albert Uderzo: Asterix co-creator and illustrator dies aged 92

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Albert Uderzo with his creations Asterix (r) and Obelix

Albert Uderzo, who drew the Asterix comedian publications, has died at the age of 92.

The textbooks, about the adventures of Gaulish warriors battling versus the Roman Empire, to start with appeared in the Franco-Belgian journal Pilote in 1959.

Urderzo took above the creating subsequent the death of his friend and primary writer René Goscinny in 1977.

The collection proceeds to this day less than new ownership, with the most modern e-book, Asterix and the Chieftain’s Daughter, introduced past October.

“Albert Uderzo died in his sleep at his house in Neuilly, right after a heart assault that was not connected to the coronavirus,” his son-in-law Bernard de Choisy informed the AFP news company.

In 2011, the Italian-born illustrator handed about the reins to a young artist following 52 yrs drawing the famous comic e book hero.

A couple several years afterwards, Uderzo ended a seven-12 months legal battle with his daughter Sylvie – amicably – about the relatives estate.

A signed initial illustration for an early Asterix comedian guide cover marketed for a lot more than 1.4m Euros (£1.25m) at a Paris auction in 2017.

On a the latest edition of BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, screenwriter Russell T Davies selected to get “the very best ebook at any time created”, Asterix and the Roman Agent, to the fictional island.

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