Thursday, October 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Asterix



By Toutatis! The sky hasn't fallen yet, and, along with your friends in Gaul, you continue to fascinate me. I first read your adventures while in class IV, 1988 to be precise, the first of them being The Magic Carpet, a marvelous account of your travel to my country - India!

What a way to begin, eh?

Now, having known and absolutely loved you for 21 years, which is a sizeable portion of my lifetime, I wish you a very happy birthday.

May you find a lot more of those greeny legions to paf away! Many more scrunchy-muchy mouthwatering boars to eat and many wonderful places to go to!

And in the words of your creators - nothing less than excellence… and fits of laughter! That's what you truly are!

Footnotes:

My tribute to the late René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, whose vivid imaginations created an iconic character who continues to be idolized and adored by young and old!

Biographies of the authors as stated by the official website.

Image Courtesy - The Official Asterix Website

Image Description - The evolution of Asterix, titled Evolution, from the evolution series

Asterix - The wikipedia entry

40 comments:

  1. HA! early morning, you drive me nuts, Rak....what a way!! :))

    Not wishing Obelix??

    but yes, this makes me want to read them again :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  2. Wowww...

    I remember the days in school. We were allowed in Library during the free hours and all the kids would rush to the comics counter. The first ones would get The Asterix and Tin Tin.

    Then after long time during my college days I found that the kids section in public library had the Asterix collection. Guys above 15 are not allowed. But I would sneek in, sit in the kids' chair and read from morning to afternoon. But I would have to endure the angry looks of the librarian. Atlast they banned me from the kids section


    Happy b'day to evryone in the comics especially Asterix, Obelix and ofcourse the emperor Caesar... Long live....

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  3. Happy B'day Asterix Obelix Dogmatix and everyone in Gaul!! :)

    Waiting to hear a B'day song from Cacofonix..

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  4. I know people will take my case now, but I haven't read asterix yet, i mean i have seen a lot of my frenz read it but never read it!!...but still Happy birthday Asterix

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  5. Asterix rules!

    Thank you for the Nostalgic pill

    keep it rollin;)

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  6. Asterix comics are a masterpice! Every frame.. I mean every frame is simply excellence and great creativity-one of the best ever comics to ever come in print! :)

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  7. WOW. Thanks for sharing this info ! My favorite comic after Tintin !!

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  8. hey..frankly speaking I was'nt aware of sucha a comic character before reading ure post..may be coz i m not that attracted towards comics..but this was a nice piece of information.
    thanks buddy.. :-p.

    Happy bday Asterix...heh.

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  9. Let's pick up our bowls of magic potion and raise a toast to Astrix,Oblix, getafix, Dogmatrix and all the other crazy bunch of gauls who've made our childhood a lil more enjoyable.
    Happy Birthday Friends!

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  10. I have seen this character sometimes in book, but haven’t know or interested to read. Seems it entertained many of you here and great it’s B’day.

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  11. one more thing in my 'things to do' I think..

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  12. I have read only Tin Tin, loved it... maybe someone should have told me when I was young about Asterisk! The only Asterisk that I can associate with now is an open source IP PBX!!

    Destination Infinity

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  13. Its very funny to read .... LOL
    Its one of my favorites :))
    I love also Snoopy & Garfield
    cartoons but I have seen MANY Asterix & Obelix adventures because I have a brother and he had many from those two ;)
    Have a relaxing weekend
    (@^.^@)

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  14. It's been over 8 years now since I read the last Asterix comics.
    Any of the comics never fialed to evoke loud laughters at least once.
    Thanks man for bringing back the memories. I'll google for one or two for old time's sake :).

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  15. Hi Rakesh! Just a short visit to drop by and see this wonderful post. By toutatis, what a tribute!!!

    Blogtrotter is now at Santa’s Homeland, an anticipated gift before Christmas ;) Enjoy and have a great week!

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  16. really a great tribute :)

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  17. Another - nice - way to learn something about French history!

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  18. Devika Chechi

    As I said before, early mornings are the best times for posts! 

    And yes – the wishes go for Asterix and Co! And definitely, I’d read them all again, over and over again!

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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  19. Jon

    Fun days indeed, eh? I can remember how blissful those younger days have been and that how rare they have altogether become!

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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  20. Jayakanth

    Welcome to my space! And thanks for coming and leaving me a comment to cherish!

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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  21. Shahid

    Never mind, you still have the time, don’t you?

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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  22. Magiceye

    Indeed Sir! And an unmatched lot at that!

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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  23. Scribbler

    Indeed – Asterix rules!

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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  24. Aditya

    True – they certainly are a masterpiece – every single one of them!

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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  25. Vimmuuu

    Tintin is among my favs too! But only after Asterix and of course the first of all of that being Calvin & Hobbes! 

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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  26. Rahul

    Different folks, different strokes! Never mind Rahul, all of us do have something different to hinge upon, don’t we?

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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  27. Dany

    I so wish to be transported in time, to those wonderful days of boyhood when Asterix and other such marvels were the central part of my life!

    Many thanks for your visit and comments!

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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  28. Jeevan

    Do try reading an Asterix comment on my recommendation! I’m sure you’ll love it!

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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  29. Rahul Sharma

    Of course! Please do! It’s very enjoyable!

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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  30. Aria

    A Calvin & Hobbes buddy, are you?

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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  31. DI

    TinTin is cool too!

    Lol on your Asterisk comment! :)

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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  32. Anya

    Indeed, it is very funny to read them!

    Garfield is among my fav too! Its fun to see Garfield, John & Odie do a twist!

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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  33. Prashant

    Wow! 8 years is a long time to be away from this? Don’t you think? Go grab a copy at the earliest! :)

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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  34. Gil

    Am glad you liked this post! And I’m reasonably sure that you’ve enjoyed the comics too!

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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  35. Deepak

    Thanks very much budd!

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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  36. Peter

    Indeed – Thanks to the wonderful duo who made them!

    Cheers to Asterix & Co!

    Rakesh

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