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Rivalry between Goscinny-Uderzo and Hergé?

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jockosjungle
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#11 · Posted: 6 Mar 2006 18:32
You can also see Asterix in the parade scene in Picaros, I'm also pretty sure many of the later comic artists would have grown up with Tintin and hence see Herge as more of an inspiration than a rival.

Rik
tybaltstone
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#12 · Posted: 6 Mar 2006 21:14
..and put the little white dog in there as an homage to Snowy.

I think a 'boy and his dog' has long been a staple of stories and adventures (whether the boy be a man or the dog be a kangaroo)! There's a possibility Dogmatix is hommage, but it's more likely coincidence (and not much of coincidence at that). But I've no doubt the Asterix creators were influenced to some degree by Hergé, as just about every European comic artist has been since Tintin became the dominant force in continental BD.
2Orangy4Crows
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#13 · Posted: 6 Mar 2006 23:27
Asterix creators were influenced to some degree by Hergé, as just about every European comic artist has been since Tintin became the dominant force in continental BD.

True, though I was under the impression though that Pilote magazine, in which Asterix appeared, was set up by René Goscinny in many ways as a reaction to Tintin - Asterix being more sharply satirical than Tintin, while elswhere in the magazine the works of the likes of Moebius and Enki Bilal brought a more adult dimesion to French comics than seen in the previously dominant Tintin and Spirou magazines.
John Sewell
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#14 · Posted: 7 Mar 2006 02:35 · Edited by: Moderator
tybaltstone
But I've no doubt the Asterix creators were influenced to some degree by Hergé, as just about every European comic artist has been since Tintin became the dominant force in continental BD.


I used to have a copy of the special issue of Tintin magazine, produced just after Herge's death, which had a series of tribute drawings by other BD artists. One of them was a lovely Uderzo picture of a smiling Asterix shaking the hand of (a very well drawn) Tintin, and saying "Merci, Monsieur Tintin!" I thought it was a nice way of acknowledging the debt and influence of Herge and Tintin. I wish I still had the mag - there were loads more tributes featuring characters I wasn't familiar with at that time. The only other one I can remember was Alix, pictured carving a Roman bust of Tintin!
szplug
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#15 · Posted: 7 Mar 2006 18:53
picaros:
Either way, I knew inside that Tintin was more elaborate and intelligent than recycled plotlines about 'eating wild boar' and 'beating up Roman legionnaires'.

Deviating from the main topic here ; One of the primary reasons I read Asterix comics was because I used to salivate over the feast in the last frame.That's why Asterix in Belgium is my favourite because every third page has an elaborate spread , yummy !!!slurp slurp.

I have wondered how the roast boar gets a slick , smooth jelly bean texture in the Asterix comics.
tybaltstone
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#16 · Posted: 8 Mar 2006 09:12
I have wondered how the roast boar gets a slick , smooth jelly bean texture in the Asterix comics.

Honey-roasted!
mct16
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#17 · Posted: 16 Feb 2010 02:24
Click here for an interesting comparison of their work made between Herge, Goscinny and Uderzo themselves.
Fawn_Kadett
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#18 · Posted: 17 Jun 2013 21:30
As a child, we took our fortnightly trek to the library, but on this rare occasion they had no copies of Tintin books, the kind assistant suggested I try an Asterix comic. I opened the page and saw how violent and aggressive the plots where, however I persisted with Asterix and grew to enjoy them - the quality of artwork is lazier than Herge's, its a different style that suits the pace of the comics. There can't any any reason why there was any rivalry between them, both were passionate about their art and had keen senses of humour. The difference is that the Herge legacy looks like to get stronger and respected, while sadly the decline of the Asterix Comics may not make it so memorable in say 500 years time....
advnarayan
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#19 · Posted: 19 Jun 2013 14:14 · Edited by: Moderator
There might have been healthy competition - but no rivalry as such.
If I remember correctly, Goscinny was involved with a screen adaptation of Tintin (I've forgotten whether it was Blue Oranges or Golden Fleece).
Also Thomson and Thompson makes a cameo appearance in Asterix in Belgium.
I also know of an album entitled Asterix et Ses Amis, which hasn't yet been translated into English. It contains a series of tributes by famed comic creators to Goscinny and Uderzo. I think Lukcy Luke, Spirou, Donald Duck etc. make appearances in this album.
I am sure had Hergé been alive, he too would have contributed a small piece for this special tribute album, and I am also sure that, had there been a similar tribute album about Tintin, that Goscinny and Uderzo would have done the same.

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