Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Albert Uderzo R.I.P.



A giant in the world of comics has died. Albert Uderzo drew the legendary Asterix comic albums that became a part of millions of childhoods as well as adulthoods. I was -and still am- in love with his work on Asterix and other characters. Genius!

I did one post on Uderzo a while ago, but since then have found more pics from our lunch in Paris, around 1995. I was working on the Mickey short Runaway Brain at the French Disney studio in Montreuil, just east of Paris.
On the left is Didier Ghez, who arranged this get together. On the far right is his daughter Sylvie.









Uderzo stops by the French Disney studio. That's animator Catherine Poulain in the middle, and animator Sylvain Deboissy on the right.



A few of us had lunch with Uderzo after the studio visit. Animator Yoshi Tamura is in the back.



On the left are Paul and GaĆ«tan Brizzi, who would later direct the Firebird sequence in Fantasia 2000.



Here is the link to my 2014 post on Uderzo: