Mushroom Kingdom's most out-there sailor
French comic-book artist, who created Asterix with the writer René Goscinny, dies at home ‘from a heart attack unrelated to the coronavirus’
A lot of you probably don't know who he or the comic is, or maybe in passing mention, but he's an illustrator for a long-running and acclaimed Franco-Belgian comic series that's huge outside of the U.S. He's drawn with author Rene Goscinny, but has been writing and drawing after Goschinny's death in 1977 and retired in 2009. He'll be remembered as one of the many greats of comics to me.
Oh, and Anthea Bell, who did a splendid job translating their works to English and allowed me to enjoy them, has been gone since 2018 so there's a tribute to her too.