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Draft ‘Asterix’ story revealed by daughter of author René Goscinny

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Asterix was dreamed up in 1959 by René Goscinny and Albert Udero. (file)

Berlin:

The daughter of René Goscinny, one of the pair behind the irrepressible French comic-book star Asterix, has revealed that her father left a draft story of a Roman-bashing Gaulish warrior unfinished.

“I often think about it, it’s 20 pages, half a comic book,” Anne Goscinny told German weekly Der Spiegel in a weekend interview.

Typed by René Goscinny, the script titled “Asterix at the Circus” was found in the archives of the family, which was looked after by Anne.

But she said completing the story without her father would be a “very complicated” task.

“We have to bring a lot of people around the table, immerse ourselves in the story and find (René’s) voice again,” he said, “It was as if there was a hole in Goya’s painting. “.

“One day we will try it, it will be an extraordinary adventure,” said Anne.

Asterix – the last Gaulish village defender against the Roman Empire – was dreamed up in 1959 by René Goscinny, who died in 1977, and Albert Udero, who died the previous year.

Millions of copies of comic books have been sold worldwide.

Prior to the Asterix series, the comics had no history with the screenwriter.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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