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French and Frisky: The Man Behind Astérix

When the scenarist René Goscinny (1926 – 1977) died at 51, much of the world felt they knew him. With Astérix, he had created a hero who outsold Tintin. Goscinny also helped to found and run Pilote, a magazine that won French cartooning back an audience – adults – that it had lost after the 19th century. Continue reading