I read in the news today that at the age of 92, Alberto Uderzo passed away from a heart attack. He and René Goscinny brought us Astérix and Obélix, those zany and funny Gauls, and a variety of Roman officials like Nebulus Nimbus: all victims of bad Latin.

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Source = a German magazine, Der Spiegel (and it appears, Charlie Hebdo).

Please raise a glass or a smile to the man who drew them all: Alberto Aleandro Uderzo. A Frenchman of Italian ancestry.

We first read his books in 1969, and I've been laughing at them ever since. And so have my kids.

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    Astérix was probably the first comic I loved. R.I.P. Uderzo...
    – Andres F.
    Commented Mar 26, 2020 at 21:21


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