Asterix creator hits back at daughters power, greed accusations

January 27th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI  

London, January 27 (ANI): Albert Uderzo, best known for his work on the Asterix series, has got back at his daughter, who had accused him of ‘’surrendering ownership of the cartoon hero” to a big publisher out of greed for finance.

The comic book artist had allowed French publisher Hachette Livre to buy 60 per cent share in the Asterix books” parent company, Editions Albert-Rene while his daughter held her 40 per cent stake.

Sylvie had expressed her fury at her father’’s decision to let go control of the iconic comic series.

And now, the 81-year-old scriptwriter has made his stand clear.

“To be accused by my own daughter, in the pages of the newspaper of reference, of being an old man, manipulated and deluded in his insatiable greed by the gnomes of finance, is already quite undignified,” the Telegraph quoted Uderzo as saying.

“What has been given away is nothing more than shares in a publishing company, Editions Albert-Rene, that I set up in 1979.

“The accusation made against me is not only inspired by the appetite for power, it also aims to insult Asterix readers by confusing my abilities as an author with that of a publishing house shareholder, he added. (ANI)

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