Tag: Albert Uderzo

Asterix and the Magic Carpet

Asterix and the Magic Carpet by Albert Uderzo; trans. Anthea Bell & Derek Hockridge (Hodder, 1988) A breezy if inconsequential adventure. Uderzo sends his heroes on a tour of the ancient world and depicts India for the first time, his illustrations proving less cluttered and less exotically Eastern than those of Jean Tabary’s Iznogoud (which gets a shout-out).    

42 Word Review: Asterix and the Picts by Jean-Yves Ferri & Didier Conrad

Asterix and the Picts by Jean-Yves Ferri & Didier Conrad; trans. Anthea Bell (Orion, 2013) With Albert Uderzo’s retirement after fifty-four years of drawing Asterix, the illustration of this new adventure (to a rather endearing Scotland) is… perfect; nigh on indistinguishable, by Toutatis! The writing, however, continues to lag behind that of co-creator René Goscinny (died 1977).