27 Sep '11, 2am

Albert Uderzo, co-creator of popular comic book Asterix the Gaul, hangs up his pen saying he was 'a bit tired'

Albert Uderzo, co-creator of popular comic book Asterix the Gaul, hangs up his pen saying he was 'a bit tired'

French comic book illustrator and scriptwriter Albert Uderzo (L), the "father" of "Asterix the Gaul" and Anne Goscinny (R) the daughter of Rene Goscinny who was the co-writer of the comic book series, pose with trophies to mark the 350 millionth copy of the 34 Asterix books that have been sold worldwide, at the French book group Hachette headquarters in Paris on September 26, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP PARIS (REUTERS) - Albert Uderzo, co-creator of one of France's greatest comic book heroes, Asterix the Gaul, said on Monday he was hanging up his pen at the age of 84 but had found several successors to carry on his legacy. The Italian-born artist, who dreamt up the indomitable warrior with his scriptwriter friend Rene Goscinny in 1959, said he was 'a bit tired' after 52 years of drawing and that it was time to hand over his creation to younger talent. The announcement came on the ...

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