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Petter Myhr Ness
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Posted: 24 March 2020 at 6:52am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Legendary French comic artist Albert Uderzo has passed, aged 92.

Very sad news. I grew up with his work, particularly on Asterix. It was comics art at its finest. 
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 24 March 2020 at 6:58am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Was a big fan of Asterix at a certain part of my childhood. Uderzo's art was beautiful. 92 is a decent innings, but sad to hear he's gone. 
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Mario Ribeiro
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Posted: 24 March 2020 at 7:01am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Oh, damn. One of the greats.
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Stéphane Garrelie
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Posted: 24 March 2020 at 8:56am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Yep. sad.
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Robbie Moubert
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Posted: 24 March 2020 at 9:54am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Sad news. I read my first Asterix book in the mid-seventies and Uderzo's art was a huge part of the appeal. I've probably read some of them a dozen times or more.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 24 March 2020 at 12:09pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Altho I was never drawn in by ASTERIX, I certainly appreciated the achievement.
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 24 March 2020 at 9:15pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I've never read an issue of ASTERIX, despite English versions being available, but I do appreciate and enjoy his art style.

R.I.P.
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Didier Yvon Paul Fayolle
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Posted: 24 March 2020 at 9:48pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

As a young French aspiring comic book artist wannabe,
Astérix was one of the many French- Belgian maestros
influences in my drawings and illustrations.
Up to this day in my professional graphic works, one
could spot few things I have learned/taken from the
master.
His art was inspirational to many careers in France and
Europe.
This is a very sad day for the French-Belgian comics
community.
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Gordon Somers
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Posted: 25 March 2020 at 12:54pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Asterix will always remain a favourite of mine (as was Oompa-pa). Sad indeed to lose a great.
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Neil Lindholm
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Posted: 25 March 2020 at 8:14pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

If I ever got a tattoo, it would be of Asterix and Obelix. Sad news. 
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