16 Facts About Albert Uderzo


Alberto Aleandro Uderzo, better known as Albert Uderzo, was a French comic book artist and scriptwriter.


Albert Uderzo is best known as the co-creator and illustrator of the Asterix series in collaboration with Rene Goscinny.


Albert Uderzo drew other comics such as Oumpah-pah, again with Goscinny.


Albert Uderzo's parents had met in 1915 in La Spezia, where Silvio Uderzo was recovering after he had been wounded in his service for the Royal Italian Army during World War I Uderzo's mother, Iria Crestini, was working in the arsenals of La Spezia, along with many young Italian women at the time.


In Chauny, a son named Albert Uderzo was born in 1925 but died of pneumonia at the age of 8 months.


Albert Uderzo was born on the morning of 25 April 1927 around 07:00.


However, apart from the occasional ethnic resentment against Italians, Albert Uderzo viewed his childhood and education in Clichy-sous-Bois fondly in retrospect.


Albert Uderzo's mother gave birth to two more children: Jeanne was born in 1932 and Marcel in 1933.


Albert Uderzo came in touch with the arts for the first time during kindergarten, where he was noted as talented for his age.


At this point, Albert Uderzo did not yet aim to become a professional artist later in life and instead dreamt about a career as a clown and, after dropping that aspiration, aimed to follow Bruno into the craft of aircraft engineering.


Albert Uderzo soon finished his basic education at the age of 13 and decided to follow Bruno into aircraft engineering.


In 1959 Goscinny and Albert Uderzo became editor and artistic director of Pilote magazine, a new venture aimed at older children.


Thereafter Uderzo continued to write and illustrate the books on his own, published by his own publishing house "Albert Rene", though at a significantly slower pace.


Albert Uderzo had previously stated in interviews that Asterix would end with his death; however, the terms of the sale to Hachette allowed the company to continue producing Asterix titles indefinitely with or without Albert Uderzo's participation.


Albert Uderzo's case was thrown out of court in 2014 and the two reached an amicable settlement.


On 24 March 2020, Albert Uderzo died in his sleep at his home in Neuilly-sur-Seine, after suffering a heart attack.