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Today everybody celebrated the 50th anniversary of the famed French comic star Astérix, and even Google joined in the fun.
I adore comics that refer to other comics, and preferably in a very disrespectful-but-still-loving way. This page on why the Marsupilami rules the Franco-Belgian comic waves, was published in Spirou 3684, and was created by Tébo (short for Frédéric Thébault), … Continue reading
The Smurfs are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a tour across Europe. So far, they’ve turned up in Angoulème, Ghent and Scheveningen, and in each of these cities, thousands of lifesize white Smurfs turn up. If you find one, you … Continue reading
Here’s a project from the Hamburger Technische Kunstschule in Hamburg, Germany. I think it’s one of those students’ projects that takes an idea but doesn’t think it through. I mean, what are you trying to say here : this car … Continue reading
These vintage advertisments for Ergo products (chocolate paste and instant coffee, mostly) were sent to me by the Other One That Will Not Be Mentioned (in his case Under Any Circumstances). I know this is getting complicated. Anyway, he got … Continue reading
The Alianza Francesa de La Plata, the Argentinan branch of the Alliance Française, is organising an Homenaje a Astérix, calling a whole bunch of cartoonists and illustrators to celebrate Astérix and his creators, Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny. So far, … Continue reading
When Time Magazine devoted an article in 1991 to something called “The New France”, who else to put on the cover than Asterix The Gaul ? After all, the rest of the cover seemed to refer only to Paris. As … Continue reading
On April 25, Astérix creator Albert Uderzo celebrates his 80th birthday. To celebrate this, the official Astérix site announced a competition open to fans aged 8 or older. To participate, you need to send Uderzo your best wishes in a … Continue reading
Asterix Et Les Belges was the last Asterix book René Goscinny wrote before he died in 1977. The album was published in 1979, and it was one of the first I read when it first appeared. It may not be … Continue reading
Above is a card game that was given away as a bonus with cereal earlier this year. Print on cardboard, cut out and have hours of fun !