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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Asterix is turning 50

Asterix, the famous French comic is turning 50 today, as the 29th October marks the date at which the comic appeared first in magazine Pilote.

I wouldn't have written about this (pretty much) non-event for me, but Google has marked the anniversary with an amazing logo-redesign:



So here we are, Google is reminding us of Asterix, and I can't help but think about the hours spent in the public library of Cote-des-Neiges, basking in it's warmth and pleasant old-paper and dust smell, reading hard covered and heavily used Asterix, Lucky Luke, Tintin and Spirou.

Here is a littler video celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Cotye-des-Neiges library:



And as nothing is ever black or white, but tends to be more shaded, the BBC published an interesting article recently questioning if Asterix should continue its existence after this anniversary, or follow the footsteps of Tintin and retire from the imaginary world of drawn adventures.

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