Next: Asterix – The Birth of Comics

Notice: The guest exhibition on the history of the comic Asterix, the birth of the comic book, has to be postponed due to urgent renovation works at the Mihelič Gallery. It will be on show from 20 December 2023 to 21 January 2024, according to the gallery’s regular schedule. Thank you for your understanding and kindly welcome.

The exhibition is organised by the French publishing house Éditions Albert René and has already toured to many European cities. In the Mihelič Gallery in Ptuj we are exhibiting an adapted version of the exhibition. The images show the artistic evolution of Asterix, still the most popular European comic book hero, from its creation in 1959 to the present day. The exhibition consists of two separate but linked parts. The first shows the work of the original artist, Alberto Uderzo, for the first comic strip, while the second presents his successor for the last volume of the Asterix collection, created by Didier Condrad.

The exhibition is complemented by various editions of the comic in Slovenian.

The French Institute in Slovenia and the Graffit publishing house are responsible for bringing Asterix to Slovenia.