A Conversation for Portrayal of the British in Asterix Books

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Post 1

Gnomon - time to move on

Although the Asterix books were originally written in French, I believe they are the view of a Belgian rather than of a Frenchman.


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Post 2

Researcher 177658

since uderzo and goscinni are both neither french nor belgian names i don't think that's too relevant.

besides nothing binds more than to have an enemy in common!


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Post 3

Blues Shark - For people who like this sort of thing, then this is just the sort of thing they'll like

Hmm, maybe but both authors were French, whatever the origin of their names.

Are you sure you are not thinking of Tintin? Herge was a Belgian, though his creation went on to become a French national hero.


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Post 4

Gnomon - time to move on

I'm sorry. I was under the impression that Uderzo, who wrote the text of Astérix, was a Belgian.


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Post 5

Blues Shark - For people who like this sort of thing, then this is just the sort of thing they'll like

Hmm.

Now I gotta go check to make sure I was right. smiley - smiley


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Post 6

Researcher 177658

i thought so too. he certainly spent a lot of time with belgian comic artists, but i'll check also!


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Post 7

Inkwash

I'm pretty sure they're both French.... they might even both be Bréton but I'm really not certain on that score.


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