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Asterix or The Adventures of Asterix is a series of French comic books written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo (Uderzo also took over the job of writing the series after the death of Goscinny in 1977). The series first appeared in French in the magazine Pilote on October 29, 1959. As of now, 38 comic books in the series have been released. Asterix and His Friends: A Tribute Album to Albert Uderzo
Art by Various Artists
Story by Various Writers
Published by Salvat S.A. 2007.
I shan't wait any longer to tell you the news
We, here, at Editions Albert René wanted to mark the 80th birthday of the old master himself, Albert Uderzo, with an extra-special present
60 plates in a single album - a fitting tribute to his wonderful career and iconic hero! But, shhhh, I can't tell you any more since I've managed to get my hands on Sylvie Uderzo's editorial (see below for the lowdown!) as well as the Editor's foreword to this magical new album - in which some of Albert's finest peers doth their cap in his honour! The only bad news is that we'll have to wait until 25 April to open this "birthday present"!
That date just so happens to be three days after the first round of voting in the elections to decide upon the new "chief" of modern-day Gaul, but we, here, at Editions Albert René, along with our friends from the Hachette tribe, will not let this overshadow things
. In any case, "Gaul" and Europe can always use a good laugh
The album will be published first in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Greece, and Portugal, then in Finland, Norway, Poland and finally in Germany and Austria. And let's not forget Spain, which will actually get a sneak preview of the album on 19 April at the Ficomic Fair in Barcelona. More about that in our next Missive.
Editorial by Sylvie Underzo:
When we first thought about creating a tribute album for my father's 80th birthday, nothing, it seemed to me, could be taken for granted. Faced with the vast body of work that he and René Goscinny had created together, we simply had to produce something unique, that would both please and surprise him, along with our readers of course. How then could we surprise these two legends (as they will doubtless be known in the future) whilst also coming up with an adventure that would interest the millions of their readers throughout the world? How could we entertain everyone, not least the special man himself, Albert Uderzo?
Working with the team at Editions Albert René, it wasn't long before we found the answer: what could possibly be better than secretly bringing artists together to help blow out the 80 candles? And the response was more than enthusiastic: an explosion of Asterix illustrations, the likes of which you have never seen.
It sufficed to let their talent shine, to see their feelings towards the man and his work translated by their dialogues and brushstrokes. So we let their personal histories come together and mingle, just for this one album, with this incredible universe that René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, those two extraterrestrials of the cartoon world, first created in 1959. And, given that this year marks the 30th anniversary of René's passing away, it is a book dedicated to his memory as well...
We do hope that you will thoroughly enjoy all the plates that we brought together in this birthday album, an album which we believe to be the perfect tribute to the career of Albert Uderzo, the son of two Italian immigrants... Many thanks to all the artists, and long live comic strips!
Uderzo and (stylish) AsterixDownload Instructions:
A Tribute Album to Albert Uderzo -- http://novafile.com/v0ajye68y474
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