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Obelix carries a menhir
£ 40.00–£ 340.00
Obelix takes Dogmatix for a walk. I am very pleased with the – frankly gratuitous – expanse of blue ink representing the hill being walked upon by our Gallic friends.
Obelix is the genial sidekick of Asterix the Gaul, who is the warrior leading resistance to the Roman occupation a couple of thousand years ago. His is enormously strong but has a gentle side, and is very fond of his pet, Dogmatix.
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.
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.
© Editions Albert Rene