Astérix in Britian: The Life and Work of René Goscinny Jewish Museum London Raymond Burton House 129-131 Albert Street London NW1 7NB 10 May 2018 - 30 September 2018 René Goscinny (1926 – 1977) was a French comics editor and writer of Polish descent, best known internationally for the comic book ‘Astérix’, which he created with illustrator Albert Uderzo. Astérix has sold 500million copies in 150 languages and made into 100 films. So a success then. There were others. ‘Le Petit Nicolas’, is life seen through the eyes of a schoolboy. Invented by artist Jean-Jacques Sempé. Goscinny and Sempé's stories ran as a weekly strip from 1956 to 1958, after that becoming a set of books. ‘Lucky Luke’. Created in 1946 by Morris (Maurice de Bevere), Luke was a humourous cowboy strip in ‘Spirou’ magazine. Morris ceded his story to Goscinny and it became one of France’s comic book icons. ‘Iznogoud ‘(pronounced, in French, "Eez-no-good"), conceived in 1962 with Jean Tabary. Iznogoud is the "Grand Vizier" to Baghdad's Caliph whose position he is constantly scheming to take for himself. Goscinny also helped to found and run ‘Pilote’, the magazine that did much to revitalize the French comic scene, The exhibition contains original artworks, scripts and story boards, At the Jewish Museum because Goscinny was Jewish. more on Goscinny at -

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