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


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  • Not Clinically Insane

    Magnifique! And at his age Mr Uderzo would have experienced and oppressive regime and ideology first hand

  • Jaffa

    Thank goodness they don’t do that here.

    They only hire a hacker to steal all your emails, publish them to embarrass

    you, and your friends and contacts, try to sabotage you financially, and close

    you down, oh, and threaten you with death!

    Not the same at all!

    Yeah, right!

  • colin herbertson

    I grew up with Asterix,the indomitable gauls are an obvious metaphor to the French resistance and are just as applicable to the new kind of fascism. The second image particularly almost brings a tear to my eye,

    • Pharmachick

      The second one made me cry when he released it on Thursday – it popped up on Le Figaro and I was all like “time to head for the Ladies room” (because there is no “cry” in “work”.

    • Wallace Westland

      Agreed….but I blame the pollen for the other.

      • Pharmachick

        I blame the wee dog. It totally undid me.

  • Bart67

    C’est magnifique, n’est-ce pas!

    • Pharmachick

      Oui. C’est une chose belle et poignante, qu’il l’a fait

  • intelligentes candida diva

    The second cartoon so moving …..a picture speaks a thousand words …..this one evokes one emotion > a deep sadness

  • Patterson

    May the sky fall on their heads by Toutatis!