Angoulême, world capital of comics and UNESCO creative city for Literature, pays tribute to one of the most famous European comics artists: Albert Uderzo, who passed away in March 2020.

This tribute, imagined in collaboration with Ada and Sylvie Uderzo, will shape durably the urban space of Angoulême, with three projects:

    • a new comics wall: located in Boulevard Louis Pasteur, this 29th painted wall will be dedicated to « Uderzo in his cosmos ». This illustration created by François Boucq will be painted by the local company SL Moon art&decoration.
    • a menhir: the Uderzo family is offering to the city of Angoulême a menhir in stone from Charente, Villhonneur, of nearly 6.50 metres high and 22.5 tons. It will be made by François Desforges and installed in front of the train station.
    • a pedagogical project at Angoulême’s Uderzo school: a project around Uderzo’s work and characters will be proposed every year to the pupils of a same grade. Each year, a new illustration will be created and duplicated on one of the school’s walls.