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The Gaulish hero is seen here putting on a bit of a strut – and whistling like he has not got a care in the world.
One of my colour-block series – these are designed to allow screenprints of different characters to alongside each other and look homogenous.
This image is taken from the Asterix books – it is actually one of those used at the beginning of each book to introduce the characters.
I am the the first and only British screenprinter to have permission from French publisher Editions Albert Rene to use their archive of images for my work.
(Je suis le premier et seul sérigraphe britannique à avoir l'autorisation des Editions de l'éditeur français Albert René à utiliser leurs archives d'images pour faire des sérigraphies.)
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 Asterix series has been translated into more than 100 languages. The books have been turned into 13 films: nine animated, and four live action. There have also been a number of games based on the characters, and a theme park near Paris, Parc Astérix. Some 325 million copies of 34 Asterix books have been sold worldwide. The official website can be found here http://www.asterix.com/
Handmade, limited edition screen print on cotton paper, mould-made at the St Cuthbert Mill in Wells, Somerset.
Signed and numbered in pencil by the printer, John Patrick Reynolds
Standard size: 25cm x 19cm.
Medium size: 48cms x 38cms.
Large size: 76cms x 56cms.
© Editions Albert Rene