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Asterix today gives the last farewell to his dad Albert Uderzo
Asterix today gives the last farewell to his dad Albert Uderzo
The brilliant French author and cartoonist Albert Uderzo, author together with René Goscinny of the most famous French comic saga Asterix, has died.
On March 24 he would have turned 93 Alberto Aleandro Uderzo, a French artist but the son of Italian parents with a brilliant career in the creation of adventurous and humorous comics, but with the consecration and celebrity that came thanks to the series Asterix, created together with René Goscinny, who passed away in 1977.

Albert accidentally meets René Goscinny, a young French author who has just arrived from the United States in the Paris offices of the World Press. A great friendship was born between the two employees.

After numerous projects, the two in 1959 created the series Astérix le Gaulois, Asterix the Gallic, published in the first issue of the new magazine Pilote where Uderzo he is artistic director.

Adventure after adventure, the series consolidates, the public becomes passionate and sales increase exponentially. At this point the Pilote logo is changed to include the Obélix character.

Numerous books with the original stories published, even after the death of his friend Goscinny, which was followed by animated films and some even live action film.

The name of his most famous character is so popular that the first French space satellite is called "Asterix". Uderzo is named Knight of Letters and the Arts. Numerous prizes and awards including a "Prix du Génie" and "Le Prix du millénaire" in Angouléme. An Asterix theme park near Paris was also opened in 1989.

For the more than 30 different stories that have so far been sold in over 300 million copies worldwide, Uderzo has made more than 14,000 drawings.

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