Asterix creator comes out of retirement for Charlie Hebdo

The Huffington Post reports:

The 87-year-old cartoonist behind the famous French comic “Asterix” has come out of retirement to pay tribute to those killed during the attacks on Charlie Hebdo offices?earlier this week.

Albert Uderzo published two images in France, and shared both with the official “Asterix” Twitter account, expressing to fans: “Moi aussi je suis un Charlie” (I too am Charlie).

“Charlie [Hebdo] and Asterix have nothing to do with each other obviously,” the artist explained to Le Figaro in an interview. “I simply want to express my affection for those designers who have paid with their lives.” “Young designers are on hand now and I wish them courage,” he added. “They keep in mind this terrible thing came to their colleagues that no one could expect.”

I loved Asterix as a child…well ok as an adult too, once I got all the jokes hidden in the names…my kids also read Asterix comics.



– Huffington Post