• Title English : Asterix – Volume 36 – The Papyrus of Caesar
• Author : René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad
• Pages : 48 Sheet
• Publisher : Albert René; Edition: 01 (October 22, 2015)
• Collection : Les Aventures d’Astérix le Gaulois [The Adventures of Asterix the Gaulish]
• ISBN-10 : 2864972719
• ISBN-13 : 978-2864972716
• Product Dimensions : 22,2 x 1,3 x 29,2 cm
• Format Kindle : Docx, PDF, Paperback and Epub
• Price : €
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♦ Description : “Two years after the success of Asterix among the Picts, the characters created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo are back in a new album written by Jean-Yves Ferri and designed by Didier Conrad. All the ingredients of the magic potion Asterix are at the rendezvous: the history of Rome and the Gauls is reviewed and corrected with gags and puns in shambles! By Toutatis ! In October 2015, all Gaul will be occupied … To read THE PAPYRUS OF CESAR!”
“René Goscinny – is a writer, comedian, illustrator and scriptwriter of French comics, of Polish Jewish origin. In 1928, his family moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, following his father’s new position as chemical engineer. He studied in the French schools of the city and began drawing very early.
In 1943, shortly after obtaining a bachelor’s degree at the age of seventeen, he lost his father as a result of cerebral hemorrhage and was forced to look for a job while considering becoming a member of the Ecole des Beaux. -Arts.
The following year, he got his first job as an assistant accountant at a tire company. He resigned soon after to become a draftsman in an advertising agency. At the same time, he published his first texts and drawings in Latin Quarter, internal bulletin of the French College of Buenos Aires.
He left Argentina for New York in 1945 and became a translator. To escape the American military service, Goscinny left for France to join the French army in 1946. After the end of his military service he returned to New York. Between 1946 and 1951, he will survive working as an illustrator. He illustrated in particular “The Girl with the Eyes of Gold”, Honoré de Balzac.
During the winter of 1951, the World Press opened an office on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Goscinny is sent there to work on his series “Dick Dicks”. There he meets Albert Uderzo, also employed by the World Press. Goscinny writes “Le Petit Nicolas” for Jean-Jacques Sempé in Le Moustique and later in Sud Ouest, then Pilote. He is also screenwriter and draftsman of “Captain Bibobu”, a series published in 1955.
In 1959 Éditions Edifrance / Édipresse launched the magazine Pilote. Goscinny becomes one of the most productive writers for the magazine. In the first edition, he launches, with Albert Uderzo, his most famous creation, “Asterix”.
He is known worldwide for the albums of “Asterix” and “Lucky Luke”, a character created by Morris, but to which Goscinny gives, as a screenwriter, a second wind. He also created the character Iznogoud, designed by Jean Tabary.
René Goscinny bows out in full glory on November 5, 1977, at age 51. But his heroes have survived him. Goscinny continues to make hundreds of millions of readers laugh. He is buried at the Jewish square of the castle cemetery, in Nice.”
“Albert Uderzo – born Alberto Aleandro Uderzo, is a French cartoonist and scriptwriter of Italian origin. Born in a family of Italian immigrants, he was naturalized French in 1934. In 1941, he published in the supplement Boum of the weekly magazine Junior, published by the SPE, a pastichant illustration “The Raven and the Fox”: it’s his first published drawing.
In 1946, he won a competition that allowed him to publish, at Editions du Chêne, a collection of gags featuring a new character, Clopinard. In the late 1940s, Uderzo worked hard: he illustrated novels and news pages, and published stories in various newspapers.
In the 1950s, he met the scriptwriter with whom he worked the most during his career: René Goscinny. Their first collaboration is a section of savoir-vivre, published in the women’s weekly Bonnes Soirées. Goscinny and Uderzo create the character of Oumpah-Pah the red-skin, which becomes, in 1958, their first major series in common.
In 1959, Uderzo participated in the launch of Pilote by illustrating two of his flagship series: Tanguy and Laverdure and Asterix, humoristic series written by Goscinny. The first story of this new series, Asterix the Gaul, appears from October 1959 in Pilot, before being published in album in 1961. Asterix attracts a growing number of readers, becoming soon one of the most important successes of French comics.
With Goscinny, while making about one story a year, he closely supervises the development of derivative products (from latex figurines to Idéfix spin-offs). In 1974, the two authors created Idéfix Studios, to control the cartoon adaptation of the adventures of the Gauls. The death of Goscinny in 1977 profoundly upsets Uderzo, who nevertheless decides to pursue the adventures of Asterix. His first solo album, Le Grand Fossé, was released in 1980.
In 2013 comes out Asterix in the Picts, scripted by Jean-Yves Ferri and designed by Didier Conrad; Uderzo collaborated on the cover by drawing Obélix. Since The Papyrus of Caesar and Asterix and the Transitalique have been published.”
“Jean-Yves Ferri – is a comic book author. He has been collaborating with Fluid Glacial magazine since 1993. He is the creator of the character of Aimé Lacapelle (Fluid Glacial, 2000 – 2001), hero of the deep campaign, policeman of the BIT (Office of Investigation Tarn). Later, with Manu Larcenet, he created the series “Return to the Earth” (5 volumes published). Their joint work will also give birth to the albums “Correspondances” and “The sense of the screw”.
Ferri publishes in 2007 “De Gaulle at the beach” anachronistic and seaside album where the General confuses his silhouette with the Monsieur Hulot Jacques Tati. A De Gaulle in London is in preparation, and Ferri also tackles the scenarios of the irreducible Gauls. On July 25, 2011, he was nominated by Hachette editions as screenwriter of the next Asterix album, with Didier Conrad drawing, series created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.
The album was released in October 2013. It publishes the 36th volume, entitled “The Papyrus of Caesar” released on October 22, 2015.”
“Didier Conrad – Born in Switzerland, published his first pages in Spirou magazine in 1974. From 1979 to 1982, Yann & Conrad launched a series that will revolutionize the Franco-Belgian comic: The Unspeakable. In 1983 appeared the first album of Adventure in Yellow, which is followed by the parody Bob Marone.
In 1985, he began a solo work that ended three years later in the Trap Malay published in the Aire Libre collection. At the same time, he created his first public series Donito, published in Spirou.
Besides that, Conrad drew the two albums of Kid Lucky, with Yann, published under the common pseudonym Pearce, at Lucky Productions. He also made strips for Marseil BD magazine. Since 1993, Yann & Conrad have taken over their favorite heroes, at Dargaud this time.
In April 96, he moved to the United States to work on an animated feature film for Dreamworks (a studio founded in 1995 by Spielberg, Katzenberg and Geffen) “The Eldorado Road”. In 2007, still scripted by Wilbur, Conrad publishes a new series at Dargaud, RAJ, which tells the beginnings of British colonialism in India.
He was chosen by Albert Uderzo to replace him as designer of Asterix, series created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo in 1959, from 2013. The 35th volume, “Asterix among the Picts”, scripted by Jean-Yves Ferri, fate in October 2013. Then comes the 36th volume, in October 2015, entitled “The Papyrus of Caesar” still scripted by Jean-Yves Ferri.”