Tag Archives: Asterix

Close but no comic

As with anything that can garner a loyal (if not fanatic) niche following, comics-related imagery are used on any item that even remotely has a collectible value. Case in point today, cigar bands. Often referred to (at least by me) … Continue reading

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Astérix sells!

In 1967, Astérix, arguably the most successful French comic character ever, was big business. Each new album sold about half a million copies, and the characters by Goscinny and Uderzo were courted by all kinds of business for advertising campaigns. … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s also affects heroes

It’s been quite a while since I saw a bonafide ad campaign featuring classic comic heroes, but this one really fits the bill. The Association France Alzheimer wanted to alert people to be aware of the early symptoms of the … Continue reading

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Styles and characters

Finnish cartoonist Jaakko Seppälä created this overview of ten iconic comic characters as drawn in each of their typical styles. Left to right, we see Albert Uderzo (Astérix), Bill Watterson (Calvin), Carl Barks (or another Donald Duck artist), Hergé (Haddock), … Continue reading

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Asterix Ex-Libris

Astérix Chez Les Pictes, which was published in October of 2013, was the first story about the little Gaul for which the art was not by series co-creator Albert Uderzo, but rather by Didier Conrad. As is quite often the … Continue reading

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Comic sweets

I’m on some kind of a diet for the moment. So I’m not at all surprised (even though I’m a bit miffed about it) that I see comics-branded sweets all over town now. But I still take pictures of them.

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Asterix at the beach

On our way back from holidays we passed through France and I couldn’t help but notice that Total was doing an Astérix-themed campaign in which you can save up for a set of rather garish beach towels.  Nevertheless, I had … Continue reading

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