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Tag Archives: Asterix
I feel like I’m reposting stuff these days that may be strange or new to me, but is probably common knowledge in other parts of the world. Take this little titbit here, that I came across during (another) Facebook thrawl. … Continue reading
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
In 1967, AstÃ©rix, 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
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
Finnish cartoonist Jaakko SeppÃ¤lÃ¤ created this overview of ten iconic comic characters as drawn in each of their typical styles. Left to right, we see Albert Uderzo (AstÃ©rix), Bill Watterson (Calvin), Carl Barks (or another Donald Duck artist), HergÃ© (Haddock), … Continue reading
AstÃ©rix 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
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.
On our way back from holidays we passed through France and I couldn’t help but notice that Total was doing an AstÃ©rix-themed campaign in which you can save up for a set of rather garish beach towels. Â Nevertheless, I had … Continue reading
Lego never fails to present awesome ads, referencing well-known elements from popular culture. Â The iconic nature of the BD characters used here is that great that it’s probably not even necessary to tell who they are (but you can cheat … Continue reading
Attakus, the French company that produces statuettes and busts for many European comics series, just announced two new series featuring the characters from the famous AstÃ©rix Le Gaule books.Â In the Petibonum range of mini-busts, Asterix,Â Getafix and Cacofonix are now … Continue reading