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Albert Uderzo - RIP

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Snufkin, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

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  2. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    Stereotypes? What do you mean?

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    A huge part of my childhood reading - taught me a lot (of wrong stuff) about the Roman world. RIP.
     
  3. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Erg \o/

    Loved the books, still forms the basis of my historical knowledge ;-)
     
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  4. Nero

    Nero BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK

    By Toutatis, that's bad news. The odd thing about Asterix is that it was never a successful animation
     
  5. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    The live action attempts were pretty duff as well.

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    Yes, that's Gerard Depardieu playing Obelix.
     
  6. Nero

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    Oh dear, what were they thinking?
     
  7. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    Asterix was a huge part of my childhood and, I'm sure, a key factor in my later interest in underground comics. I've recently even started topping up my comics collection with nice UK hardback editions of all the Asterix books.

    They are still endlessly entertaining.

    RIP
     
  8. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    "It's a pity Dick Strawbridge isn't available"?
     
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  9. tuga

    tuga European

    Same here. Still have my dad's, original editions in French.
     
  10. tuga

    tuga European

  11. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    his chest has slipped a bit...

    Wonderful artist, and the books remains hilarious gentle fun. Quite the legacy.
    Now, should I roast a boar, beat-up the local garrison, or go harvest mistletoe in sympathy? Hmmm. Ah, to not play the latest song by the Bard, that's an easy choice.

    Thanks, Uderzo!
    DredfulAcoustix
     
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  12. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Used to love reading Asterix books from the Library.
    RIP.
     
  13. suzywong

    suzywong Wot, no electrons?

    I've got nearly the complete set of books....in French!
     
  14. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    Fanatix.
     
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  15. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

  16. suzywong

    suzywong Wot, no electrons?

    Fantastix, even
     
  17. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    Semantix.
     
  18. Speaking of semantix, Asterix the Gaul got me into learning latin and Asterix Gallus was my toe in. Years later I realised how incredibly nuanced and humous they were for creating multiples layers of linguistic pun — depending on how good your grasp of the language was. I still read them as comfort books. Thank you Goscinny and Uderzo.
     
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  19. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    For those of us who never grasped foreign languages, we can thank Anthea Bell for preserving a lot of the humour from the native French.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthea_Bell
     
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