Possible Patagonia Edition “Asterix and Obelix” Suggested by Writer
“´Asterix in Patagonia´ would be a good title for a new adventure of the famous character”, admitted screenwriter Jean-Yves Ferri during his visit Buenos Aires for the latest edition of Comicópolis, the comic and cartoon festival.
Shortly after releasing “Asterix and the Transitálica”, the third volume that Ferri has written, the author spoke about the original screenwriter of the famous strip, the French René Goscinny, and his Argentine influences.
Goscinny lived in Buenos Aires beginning in the late 1920s when he arrived at two years of age with his family. He then left for New York with his mother in 1945.
“I was shown the sculpture of the Patoruzú and Upa Indians, two emblematic characters from an Argentine cartoon from the 1930s. Surely as a child, he read that strip, and it must have influenced him for his own characters, “said the writer.
Ferri would not be displeased to find a place, perhaps in Patagonia, for a new adventure of his characters, although it would not be easy to locate a Gallic on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. “I would like to, it would be a nice title, ‘Asterix in Patagonia’, but it´s difficult for a Gallic to travel so far … and to have a suitable means of transport.”