Albert Uderzo (biography)Medium:
Numbered Limited edition Screenprint on Cotton PaperSize:
7" x 10" (190mm x 260mm)Signature:
Signed by printer in pencil lower right and numberedThis is a Signed Limited edition print.
Asterix and his pals Obelix, Dogmatix and Getafix are a band of Gauls holding out against the Roman invasion. The comics are a French institution, popular all over the world, and I am proud to have a licence to use the images in my screenprints.
They first appeared in 1959 and dozens of titles were written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo until the death of Goscinny in 1977. Uderzo then took over the writing until 2009, when he sold the rights to publishing company Hachette. New titles are now being issued with new writers and draftsmen.
The Asterix series has been translated into more than 100 languages. The books have been turned into more than a dozen films. There have also been a number of games based on the characters, and a theme park near Paris, Parc Astérix. More than 300 million copies of more than 30 Asterix books have been sold worldwide.
I am the the first and only British screenprinter to have permission from French publisher, Editions Albert René, to use their archive of images for my work.
This is a handmade original screenprint: a work of art printed by hand, from a plate, block, stone, or stencil (which is the case here - screenprints are made using screen stencils) that has been created by the artist for the purpose of producing the image.
Signed and numbered out of 200 in pencil by the printer, John Patrick Reynolds.