Monday, October 26, 2009
Asterix Turns 50 this week
Asterix is one of the most known Franco Belgian comic character. This comic is translated into more than 170 languages around the world. For those who don’t know Asterix (I don’t think there are any) “He's the short, blonde, moustached Gallic warrior who keeps Gaul safe from the ravages of the Roman Empire.”
First published in his 'Pilote' magazine on October 29, 1959.by Rene Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo. After Goscinny's death, Uderzo has been writing as well as illustrating the stories of Asterix and Obelix,
Most important news is our beloved hero Asterix and his loyal friends turn 50 this week.
There have also been a number of games based on the characters, and even a theme park near Paris. Situated approximately 35 km north of Paris and 32km from Disneyland Resort Paris, Parc Astérix opened in Plailly in the département of Oise, in 1989.
To date, 325 million copies of the 33 Asterix books have been sold around the world making co-creators Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo France's bestselling authors abroad. As part of its 50th anniversary there will be a series of exhibitions and special events as well as a new album of stories. On 29 October, there will be a series of street events with actors dressed as Asterix characters to "invade Lutece” (the Roman name for Paris).