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Author Name: Rene Goscinny

René Goscinny was born in Paris in 1926. He moved with his parents to Argentine when he was two years old. He attended the French school in Buenos Aires, and published his first illustrations and texts in the school bulletins Notre Voix and Quartier Latin. In 1942, he graduated as a Fine Arts student, only a month before his father died. René found a job at a tyre factory, and when he was laid off he became a junior illustrator at an advertising agency.
In 1945, his oncle invited him and his mother to visit him in the Unites States, and there Goscinny found a job as translator. He was drafted into army service, which he served in France. When he returned, he settled in Brooklyn and started pursuing an artistic career. In 1948, he became assistant in a small studio where he met young American artists Harvey Kurtzman, Willy Elder, John Severin and Jack Davis, who would be the founders of MAD magazine in 1952. He also met Joseph Gillain, better known as Jijé, and Maurice de Bévère, who signed his work Morris. He would work with Morris on the comic series 'Lucky Luke' from 1955 until his death in 1977.
In 1959, the Édifrance/Édipresse syndicate launched the magazine Pilote. Goscinny became one of the most productive writers for the magazine. In the magazine's first issue, he launched his most famous creation, 'Astérix', with Uderzo. This series was an instant hit and is now known worldwide.
With Tabary, he launched 'Calife Haroun El Poussah' in Record, a series that was later continued in Pilote as 'Iznogoud'. Besides comics, Goscinny has also written a lot for television. But it was through the great success of 'Astérix' and 'Lucky Luke' that Goscinny became one of the most important and famous scenarists of the European comic.

Albert Uderzo was born in 1927 in a small village in Marne, France. He met Rene Goscinny in 1951 and on 29 October 1959 their most famous creation, Asterix, made his first appearance on page 20 of Pilote.

     Books By Author :: Rene Goscinny

Asterix in Britian
 -by Rene Goscinny

The Romans have invaded Britain, but one village still holds out. Asterix and Obelix come to help, with a barrel of magic potio... Read More

Asterix Omnibus: Asterix and the Actress, Asterix and the Class Act, Asterix and the Falling Sky
 -by Rene Goscinny

In this special collectors' edition, three great Asterix albums are collected in one fabulous volume for the first time ever. ... Read More

Asterix and the Missing Scroll
 -by Rene Goscinny

Asterix and the Missing Scroll is the latest (36th album) of the adventures of Asterix. In the meantime, why not look through a... Read More

Iznogoud, The Trap of the Siren
 -by Rene Goscinny

Iznogoud is the grand vizier to the Caliph of Baghdad, Haroun El Plassid. Iznogoud’s only ambition in life is to become C... Read More

The Nightmares of Iznogoud
 -by Rene Goscinny

Iznogoud is the grand vizier to the Caliph of Baghdad, Haroun El Plassid. Iznogoud’s only ambition in life is to become C... Read More

Apache Canyon: A Lucky Luke Adventure
 -by Rene Goscinny

Can Lucky Luke mediate between the two parties and still be trusted by both sides? Patronimo's Apache tribe is still waging war... Read More

Asterix and the Picts
 -by Rene Goscinny

Asterix and the Picts thus continues in the tradition of the adventures of the most famous Gaul, an epic journey to a land rich... Read More

Asterix and the Actress
 -by Rene Goscinny

Set in 50 B.C., these hysterical historical tales follow the adventures of Asterix and his pals in the days of the Roman Empire... Read More

Asterix and the Laurel Wreath
 -by Rene Goscinny

Chief Vitalstatistix has rashly bet his brother-in-law, the infuriating show-off Homeopathix, that he can get hold of Caesar's ... Read More

Asterix and the Soothsayer
 -by Rene Goscinny

It was a dark and stormy night, and a sinister visitor has arrived in the little Gaulish village where Asterix lives. Prolix cl... Read More

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