THE ASTERIX PHENOMENON First appeared: 29 October 1959 in Pilote magazine1st comic book: Asterix the Gaul in 1961: 6,000 copies370,000,000 comic books sold worldwide: 8,880 Eiffel Towers stacked on top of each other. Placed end to end, the books would stretch twice around the Earth, and would weigh 12,900 tonnes (i.e. 400 lorries weighing 35 tonnes each.) 111 translations (languages and dialects) 9 animated films4 live action films1 theme park: "Le Parc Astérix" 100 licenses'If there's anyone who can simply transcend age altogether it's my first choice, the little Gaulish warrior called Asterix ... and despite the burden of expectations they don't disappoint ... It's a delight. And while the creative team in France has changed, we can be grateful that the English version remains in the incomparably skilled hands of Anthea Bell, who's translated the books with wit and energy since the very beginning' - Daniel Hahn, Independent
About the Author
Rene Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926, and spent most of his childhood in Argentina, before eventually moving to Paris in 1951. He died in 1977. Albert Uderzo was born in 1927 in a small village in Marne, France. He met Rene Goscinny in 1951 and on 29 October 1959 their most famous creation, Asterix, made his first appearance on page 20 of Pilote. ASTERIX THE GAUL, their first album, was published in 1961 and there have now been 35 Asterix albums.
Albert Uderzo (1928 - 2020) was a legendary French comic book artist and scriptwriter. The son of Italian immigrants, he is best known as the co-founder and illustrator of the Asterix series in collaboration with René Goscinny. He also drew other comics such as Oumpah-pah, again with Goscinny.
Author : Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Publisher : Orion Children's Books
Binding Type : Paperback
Language : English
ISBN-13 : 978-9389253191