Albert Uderzo, colourblind, son to Italian immigrants, self made comic artist, celebrated his 85th birthday in 2012. His creations Asterix and Obelix were a most important part of a 70s childhood in Europe. Just like "nutella"! Mh chocolaty goodness! And so it happened that the adventures of this very unlike franco-belgian couple of "superheroes" became a most wanted add on of "nutella" in the early 70s. The little 5,2 x 5,2 cm booklets contained scenes taken from the famous series. Like this one "In der Gladiatorenschule" (At the Gladiator's School), which gives a good impression of how Asterix and Obelix used to beat up the Romans who, by the way have great wisdom teeth (on a most regular basis)! Albert Uderzo started drawing at the age of 13, working for two kid's magazines. In 1951 he met René Goscinny and published his first adventure of the rebellious Gauls in "Pilote" on Oktober 29, 1959. His stories have been translated into 72 different languages and – like the artist himself – his creations turned out rather immortal – without the unpleasant side effects of vampirism.