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Albert Uderzo

Albert Uderzo (born April 25, 1927 in Italy) is a French comic book artist. He is best known for his work on the Asterix books, but also drew other comics such as Oumpah-pah, also in collaboration with Goscinny.

Originally, Uderzo drew Asterix to Goscinny's manuscripts. After the death of Goscinny in 1977, he started writing the books too. The main credit on the cover still says "Goscinny and Uderzo".

Some controversy has risen in Germany, where Albert Uderzo's own publishing company, Les Éditions Albert René, is claiming in court that certain IT companies whose name end in 'ix' (not unnatural in companies who work with Unix) are damaging his brands 'Asterix' and 'Obelix'. (One side of the story, in German)

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