Four authentic drawings by the creator of Asterix the Gaul offered Tuesday for almost 400,000 euros to learn Paris hospitals.
Albert Uderzo, who invented the plucky hero who gleefully took on Roman legions, died from coronary heart failure linked to the coronavirus in March on the age of 92.
His widow Ada stated the charity public sale was a manner of thanking “our new heroes who have resisted the invader,” a reference to the virus that has killed greater than 28,000 individuals in France.
The 4 authentic cartoons offered for 390,000 euros ($426,000), the public sale home Artcurial informed AFP.
Uderzo co-created Asterix with scriptwriter Rene Goscinny and stored the epic going after his good friend’s premature loss of life in 1977.
He went on to create a whole gallery of characters beloved of kids and adults the world over.
The drawings — which included photographs from the comparatively latest adventures, “Asterix and the Secret Weapon” and “Asterix and Obelix All At Sea” — had been donated to the Paris hospitals belief by the artist’s widow and daughter.
Ada Uderzo and her daughter Sylvie wished “to join with whole nation in paying tribute to French hospital staff” for his or her work through the pandemic, the public sale home stated.
More than 380 million Asterix books have been offered worldwide in 111 languages, with movies, tv collection, video video games and a French theme park devoted to the comedian and its characters.
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