My latest trio of Asterix screenprints shows the little Gaulish warrior in three characteristic poses and they’re now available in my standard size (26 x 19cms).
One shows him urging his friends forward (‘En avant!,’ Asterix cries; ‘Let’s go!’ or ‘Forward!’), the second with his pals Obelix and the hound Dogmatix (Idéfix in French). and the third punching a Roman soldier (with the words, ‘Voyez plutot’, or ‘See you later’.) They were previously only available in larger formats.
I like ‘En avant’ for its energy. I’ve coloured the background in Asterix-moustache yellow, but done so in such a way that I the colouring reflects the panel’s energy. It’s available in my large size, ie 76cms x 56cms for £280 unframed or £340 framed.
The silhouette shows the three pals in profile, in silhouette. They’re on their way somewhere, with Asterix leading. I’ve printed it on a plain blue background.
The third panel is of Asterix punching a Roman, sending him out of the panel. The Gaul sends him on his way with the cheerful valediction: ‘See you later’. I love it. Characters in comics always have such a lot of time to chat even if they’re indulging in the most violent action. It’s available in my medium size, ie 48cms x 38cms for £140 unframed or £190 framed.
The panels are taken from the Asterix books. I am currently the only screenprinter in Europe to have permission from French publisher Editions Albert Rene to use the firm’s archive of images for my work.
Asterix first appeared in 1959 and 35 books drawn by Albert Uderzo and written by Rene Goscinny were published until 2010, although new titles are now being issued with new writers and draftsmen.
The official website can be found here http://www.asterix.com/