Asterix – The Birth of Comics

This touring exhibition on the history of comics and the Gaulish hero Asterix is organised by the French publishing house Éditions Albert René and has already toured 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 hero of European comics, 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, Albert Uderzo, for the first comic strip, while the second presents his successor for the last Asterix volume, 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.

On show from 20 December 2023 to 21 January 2024.