French cartoonist Albert Uderzo, Asterix and Obelix known, is deceased at the age of 92. Uderzo created the comic series along with scriptwriter René Goscinny, who died in 1977.
“Albert Uderzo died at his home in Neuilly by a heart attack unrelated to the coronavirus. He was very tired for weeks, “said his son Bernard de Choisy to AFP.
Asterix was born in August 1959 in an apartment in Bobigny, a banlieue of Paris. It was the home of cartoonist Albert Uderzo. He had with writer René Goscinny ensure that a new on targeting magazine Pilote, got a good comic. It had to be about the Gauls, the Western Europeans for the invasion of the Romans, they thought.
A mustachioed protagonist was conceived and was a ‘walled’ village conceived with thatched roofs. “In fifteen minutes we had worked it all,” Uderzo told at the time.
On October 29, 1959, the first comic book appeared, Asterix the Gaul. In 1961 appeared the first Asterix comic: there were 6,000 copies.