Asterix At The Olympic Games by Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Asterix At The Olympic Games

Written by Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

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Follow usual suspects Asterix and Obelix in another hilarious rampant adventure of Gaulish high jinks. This time they take on Greeks, Romans, and Spartans alike in Athens on the epic stage of the Olympic Games. Surely they cannot lose? However, with magic potion banned as an artificial stimulant can Asterix still win at the Games? Coinciding with Bejing 2008, this classic tale from Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo provides a humorous and yet often-informative insight into the practices, architecture and ancient traditions associated with the games. Not just for jokes, although of course there’s always plenty of them.


Asterix At The Olympic Games by Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

The famous Olympic Games are to be held in Athens - and Asterix, Obelix and their friends enter. The competition will be formidable but our heroes are determined they will find a way to win. Ages 7+


A brilliant satire The Times

About the Author

Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

Albert Uderzo, the drawer of all thirty-one Asterix adventures and the story writer of the last seven books, was born on April 25th, 1927, as the son of Italian immigrants in France. He made his first acquaintance with comics through Mickey Mouse, which was published in the journal Le Pétit Parisien. In 1940, when he was only thirteen years old, Uderzo was employed by Paris Publishing Society (S.P.E.), where he learned the basics of his profession: designing text and letters, and editing photographs. His first illustration, a parody on Aesop's fables, was published in the magazine Junior.

In 1951 he met René Goscinny at International Press, who just came back from the United States. With him he should start a world-famous collaboration.

René Goscinny, the ingenious story writer and one of the fathers of Asterix, was born on August 14th, 1926 in Paris. During his childhood and youth he lived in Argentina, where his family emmigrated in 1928. Soon after he finished school in 1943, his father died and he had to give up his plans to study.

After a short intermezzo as bookkeeper in a rubber factory and as illustrator of advertisments he went to New York in 1945, invited by his uncle. Due to his bad English he had to survive with occasional jobs during the next two years. But in 1949 the situation turned to good account. Goscinny got to know Maurice de Bévère (Morris) and Harvey Kurtzman. The latter arranged for Goscinny various jobs as illustrator and presented him to Davis, Elder and Wood, who should later found the well-known MAD-magazine.

A year passed by with few jobs for Goscinny and first doubts came up. Only when Troisfontaines offered him a position as artistic director in an agency to be founded in Paris in 1951, he gathered fresh hope. At about that time it also happened that he met a young drawer from the Normandy: Albert Uderzo!

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

22nd July 2004




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