Asterix NZ

Find the Asterix Authors

As well as making caricatures of other people in the Asterix books, Uderzo has slipped in some sly appearances of himself and Goscinny into the stories. Are you able to find them?

Which books?

Cartoon versions of Albert Uderzo and Rene Goscinny appear in the following books.

See if you can find them then check back here for the answers below!

Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo

The Answers
Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo Asterix at the Olympic Games

The engravings behind the two men on the last panel of page 29 in Asterix at the Olympic Games should look very familiar!

Goscinny (left) calls Uderzo a "Despot" and Uderzo (right) responds by calling him a "Tyrant". Just shows how much the two loved each other really!


We next see the two authors in Asterix and the Cauldron page 30, panel 9 as Roman aristocrats How fitting that Rene Goscinny is making those around him laugh.
Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo Asterix and the Cauldron

Our authors are forced to carry a drunk Pierre Tchernia out of the Roman camp in Obelix and Co page 6, panel 5.
Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo Obelix and Co

Rene Goscinny Asterix and the Black Gold
No Uderzo in Asterix and the Black Gold, but their certainly is an appearance from Goscinny. He appears as the fully fledged character Ben Ephisal starting on page 34, panel 4. Uderzo dedicated this book to the late Goscinny and including him in the story was a special tribute.
Rene Goscinny Asterix and the Black Gold

Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo Asterix and the Actress
This is a hard one! In Asterix and the Actress page 12 panels 3 and 4, the authors appear as women!
Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo Asterix and the Actress

Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo Asterix and the Class Act

If you couldn't find the caricatures in Asterix and the Class Act then I don't know how you would have got the others! The authors appear as themselves in "The Obelix family tree" and "How do they think it up?"

At the time "The Obelix family tree" was published it was considered the norm if the authors interacted with their creations, thus the short story.


Rene Goscinny appears again on page 31 of the Twelve Tasks of Asterix - the book of the film selling dishwasher detergent!
Rene Goscinny The Twelve Tasks of Asterix