The FIBD 2022 was an opportunity to celebrate two comic geniuses, René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.


Xavier Bonnefont, Mayor of Angoulême, Anne Goscinny and Sylvie Uderzo paid tribute to the two masters with the inauguration of three works in the public space:

  • A menhir offered to the city of Angoulême by the Uderzo family, carved in the Charente stone of Vilhonneur, nearly 6.50 metres high and 22.5 tonnes. It was made by François Desforges and his team, and was placed on the station forecourt alongside the Goscinny obelisk, bringing the two friends together, for ever.
  • A second comic wall entitled “UDERZO dans son cosmos, located at 10 boulevard Louis Pasteur and created by François Boucq.
    These two walls were made by the Angoulême company SL Moon Art&décoration.
  • A comic book wall “The world of René Goscinny located at the corner of Rue Goscinny and Rue Michelet, and created by Catel.

 

An exhibition dedicated to René Goscinny, “René Goscinny, scénariste, quel métier!” (René Goscinny, scriptwriter, what a job!), was also held at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Angoulême, where we could discover the scriptwriter through his personal history, as well as the secrets of the production of his works and the behind-the-scenes stories of his collaborations with Morris (Lucky Luke), Jean-Jacques Sempé (Le petit Nicolas) and his friend Albert Uderzo.

 

Watch the inaugurations on Youtube