Asterix and the Falling Sky by Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
  

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Asterix and the Falling Sky by Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo

The Gauls have only one fear: that the sky may fall on their heads tomorrow. But tomorrow never comes, says Chief Vitalstatistix. Or does it? It looks as if it's come at last for Asterix, Obelix and the other villagers. And some surprising new characters fall along with the sky. Our friends soon find themselves in the middle of a space race...

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...combines its trademark graphics with a brand of comic-book art more readily associated with Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon series. Its format and jokes remain comfortingly familiar, and the later are still not afraid to keep one eye on contemporary concerns -- Toby Lichtig TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT Asterix and the Falling Sky has done what few series manage to do - it has moved into the future while maintaining all the historical elements which make it so popular with fans around the world. Here's hoping for another album before too long, by Toutatis! WESTERN MAIL CARDIFF new readers and particularly children will enjoy the wonderful illustration, characters, and, most importantly, the humour of the latest book FRENCH MAGAZINE

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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Format

Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

21st September 2006

ISBN

9780752875484


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